This is lovely on hot summer days! It’s refreshing and goes well with cold meats, salad and cheese. It will also preserve the health benefits of celery and has heaps of probiotic.
Health Benefits of Celery
The health benefits of celery are due to the excellent sources of beneficial enzymes and antioxidants. Celery is loaded with essential minerals and vitamins such as folate, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C and vitamin K.
½ bunch of celery
½ an apple
½ an inch of ginger
1 tablespoon of whey or a starter of some kind (see link for information on starters)
Wash and cut the celery into small pieces.
Core and cut the apple into small pieces as well. Peel the ginger.
Add your chosen starter, I use kefir whey, (see related post on the side bar) to a flip top small jar and pack the jar with the celery and apple pieces. Fill the jar with filtered water to approximately 1 inch for the top to allow for expansion of the vegetables as they ferment.
Seal the jar and let it ferment on a work surface out of direct sunlight. The fermentation will depend on the warmth of your room, but it should ferment in 3 – 6 days. Mine fermented quickly as the weather has been really warm!
Check every day and push any celery and apple beneath the surface so that it is fully submerged. When it has fermented you will see bubbles in the jar and there will be a slight hiss as you release the lid.
Place in the fridge – it will store for up to 6 months, but I prefer to make small quantities and use it quickly.
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