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Tempeh Starter Culture

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Allergen Info
Tempeh Allergen Info
  • Packaged in a facility that produces products containing soy and dairy.
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO
Allergen Info
Tempeh Allergen Info
  • Packaged in a facility that produces products containing soy and dairy.
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO

Tempeh starter will help you create traditional tempeh, a plant-based probiotic protein, usually made from soy. It is similar to tofu, but many people prefer tempeh due to its probiotics and higher content of protein, fiber and vitamins.

It is a great meat alternativeand can be sliced, marinated, or seasoned as desired.

With our tempeh starter culture spores,you can make a supply of rich, nutty tempeh in the traditional Indonesian way!


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INCLUDED IN THE BAG
  • 4 packets of starter culture.
  • Instructions for using this culture are included and may be found here.
  • INGREDIENTS AND ALLERGEN INFORMATION
    Tempeh Starter Culture Ingredients
  • Rice, Soy beans, Rhizopus Oryzae Culture.
  • Does not contain MSG or preservatives.

  • Tempeh Starter Culture Allergen Information
  • Packaged in a facility that produces products containing soy and dairy.
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO
  • HOW TO STORE YOUR STARTER CULTURE
    Store the starter culture in the refrigerator until you’re ready to activate it. Use the starter culture by the date on the bag.
    SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED
    Ingredients
  • Dry Soybeans OR other Dry Beans of Choice
  • Distilled White OR Rice Vinegar

  • Equipment
  • Stainless Steel Pot that can hold up to 2 Quarts with Lid (avoid aluminum)
  • Towel OR Hairdryer
  • Stainless steel / silicone / plastic colander (strainer)
  • Large Bowl
  • Thermometer
  • Dehydrator OR Insulated Container and Heating Pad
  • EASY AS 1, 2, 3

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      SF
      09/29/2015
      Small F.

      Excellent Product

      I was hesitant to purchase tempeh starter because of the potential salmonella issues. Upon doing some research, I found that a lot of people used and recommended starter from Cultures For Health. So I purchased a box. It is wonderful. The recipe was easy to follow and my first batch of tempeh was better than I expected. In fact, I have another batch "cooking" as we "speak". The only downside to this product is the packaging ... 4 pre-measured packets come in the box. While I love the convenience of not having to measure out the starter, I would love to buy this product in bulk ... it would save on packaging and be better for the environment. Other than that, I love this product and will continue its use.

      Y
      04/26/2016
      Yarek

      First timer. Room for improvement?

      I was very excited to try making my own tempeh. Following the instructions, I found it quite easy to turn out a reasonably successful product my very first time! Easier than expected, and a good outcome. I tried four different variations, which were successful to varying degrees. I did get some off-flavors, though I'm not sure if it was my process or the product. Some of the beans may have been overcooked, leading to softer, less-dense results. One loaf was incubated longer, and seemed to have the strongest off-taste. All that said, I would gladly try it again! Note from CFH: Longer culturing times and higher culturing temperatures can create a tempeh with an off flavor. Please contact Customer Support for troubleshooting assistance before discarding any cultures.

      G
      04/14/2016
      greg

      A fine product

      I got really good tempeh on my first try with this culture. The taste was better than I can buy locally and I live in an area where good fresh tempeh is available.

      EJ
      02/26/2021
      Eileen J.
      Canton, Michigan, United States

      Yellow Pea Tempeh

      Got great results right away with the tempeh starter! Yellow pea and hemp was a hit! Thanks!

      DD
      01/28/2020
      Debra D. Kious
      Alton, Illinois, United States

      Starter, Tempeh

      I hadn't let it dry enough and it took 3-4 days

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