Probiotic pickles are one of most healthy foods which can be consumed safely by both adults and children. However, probiotic pickles should not be confused with ordinary pickles which can be found in the markets. Because ordinary pickles are prepared with inorganic vinegar, inorganic chemicals for longer shelf life and high salt rate. These features of the ordinary pickles eliminate the healthful bacteria in the pickles. So probiotic pickles do not contain such kind of unhealthy ingredients in it. This is the main difference between ordinary and probiotic pickle.
So, it should be clear why you should prefer probiotic pickles over ordinary pickles. For this reason, let’s have a look what you need to prepare a probiotic pickle:
• 1 kg Gherkin (cabbage, pepper or other vegetables can be used instead))
• 2 Litters Glass Jar
• 1 Litter Brine (2.5 tablespoon rock salt is poured to 1 litter water, mixture is stirred, boiled and cooled down to room temperature)
• 1 head garlic
• Special probiotic pickle ferment
• 100 ml nature grape or apple vinegar (unpasteurized)
Let’s start to describe how to prepare pickles:
1 kg gherkin or other vegetables are washed, waited for 10 mins in the water with vinegar and rinse the vegetables lastly
Put vegetables into the glass jar, pour brine and pickle ferment into the jar
Add peeled garlic to the jar in this stage
Pour 100 ml homemade vinegar to the jar
Close the lid of the jar and store the jar for 7-10 days without touching it. Your probiotic pickles will be good to go after these 7-10 days duration.