Tempeh Starter Culture

4 packets

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4 packets

Why You’ll Love It

Now you can stop paying upsell prices for tempeh at the grocery store and make your own at home. It’s easy with Cultures for Health Tempeh Starter Culture. Each case of 8 helps kickstart the fermentation process to produce this tasty soybean cake that’s a convenient vegan swap for meat in almost any recipe, and delivers protein and vitamin B12. Here's what you'll need to make Tempeh. See More
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About This Brand

Shortly after becoming first-time parents to our son, we were introduced to the idea of eating Real Food with an emphasis on traditionally prepared foods during a workshop on sustainable living. That introduction launched us on a journey that would become Cultures for Health. We spent the month following the workshop cleaning out our pantry and sourcing local food and starter cultures for making yogurt, kefir, sourdough, kombucha, and more. Within a short period we had completely shifted how we ate and for the first time we could truly feel good about the food we were eating and what we were feeding our little boy. A year later with a new baby on the way we were faced with the prospect of returning to a system where we would both have to work outside of our home. In an effort to avoid that, we started a small website offering about ten products. Two years later, Eric left his full-time management job and came to work at CFH full time. Throughout this process we have focused on...
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Tempeh Starter Culture Ingredients: Rice, Soy beans, Rhizopus Oryzae Culture. Each box contains 4 packets of starter culture.

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Serving Size 3g Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 10

% Daily Value*
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 2g
Protein 0g

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Why You’ll Love Tempeh Starter Culture

You can make delicious tempeh at home!

Total time: 48-90 hours (2-4 days). Active time: 1-2 hours

What You’ll Need:

o Tempeh starter culture (in this box)

o Dry soybeans or other dry beans of choice

o 6-8 quart pot

o Towel or hairdryer

o Bowl and colander

o Distilled white or rice vinegar

o Thermometer

o Dehydrator or insulated container and heating pad

Instructions for Making Tempeh:

1. Measure 2 cups of dry soybeans and de-hull them: see the box

2. Boil the de-hulled beans for 1 hour. Discard the cooking water.

3. Dry the beans by patting them with a clean towel or using a hair dryer on low heat. Beans must be dry to the touch before continuing.

4. Place the beans in a dry bowl. Cool to lukewarm, 95°-98°F.

5. Add 2 tablespoons of distilled white or rice vinegar; mix well.

6. Add 1 packet of tempeh starter; mix well.

7. Spread the beans 1-1½ inches thick in a vented container. You can use a plastic bag with pin holes spaced 1 inch apart.

8. Culture at 85°-91°F for 24-48 hours. Verify the temperature using a thermometer placed in the beans, rather than next to them.

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