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Bubbies products - pickles, sauerkraut, etc. - with "Artesian Well Water" = legit fermentation/probiotics?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 26, 2011 at 6:11 PM

I've bought Bubbies pickles and sauerkraut before and enjoy the preservative free/sugar free preservation and very sharp taste. The ingredient list is typically: veggie, seasoning(s) (if any), Artesian well water, salt.

Do these products count as legitimate fermented foods with probiotic benefits?

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  • Cucumbers
  • Artesian Well Water
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Dill
  • Spices

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  • Cabbage
  • Artesian Well Water
  • Salt

http://www.bubbies.com/index.shtml

6e57c5b6e85a92abe973e6cf272bb94d

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on June 09, 2012
at 02:48 AM

Just received my Harsch crock. How did you first batch turn out? I live in South Texas where the outside temp is now above 90 and the inside temp struggles to stay at 78. The instructions with the crock said store 4-6 weeks in 60 degrees - it won't be that cool here until late Nov. I think the refrigerator will be too cold. What's the temp in your area?

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on June 27, 2011
at 01:30 AM

Terry, any linked tutorials you'd care to share?

23cdea3bba94e17d2b58b525773d0c0a

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on June 27, 2011
at 01:07 AM

It just means that they are slowing down fermentation a bit by killing off SOME of the beneficial bacteria, which continue to eat and multiply. THe benefits are not lost but you could make your own to ensure it's worth it! Sounds like the perfect time to fill that hole ;)

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on June 27, 2011
at 12:09 AM

Grenadine is spot on; was wondering if "Artesian Well Water" was a legit pro or a feature that was cited purely for marketing purposes. (Admittedly knowledge of lacto-fermentation is a huge hole in my paleo/traditional foods knowledge!) As Rogue Nutritionist's linked answer revealed, most of the products contain some live cultures that have been calmed/stifled. <-- still curious to know what exactly that phrase they used means and wonder if it means that essentially the benefits of lacto-fermentation are actually lost anyway...

32123f4f25bdf6a7b70c9c2a719386ed

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on June 26, 2011
at 10:39 PM

It's very easy to make your own.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on June 26, 2011
at 09:48 PM

perfect !

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on June 26, 2011
at 09:30 PM

I think she might have been wondering if a commercial product like that really has beneficial properties and can be trusted to be the Real Deal. At least, that's what I was wondering. Once you stop buying things in packages and jars it's hard to believe there's anything left like that that might be worthwhile.

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on June 26, 2011
at 08:40 PM

Here's an answer I found regarding which of their products are raw and fermented: http://herbangardener.com/2010/06/22/are-bubbies-products-raw/

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on June 26, 2011
at 09:48 PM

perfect !

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23cdea3bba94e17d2b58b525773d0c0a

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on June 26, 2011
at 08:26 PM

Absolutely! What are you confused/concerned about?

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on June 27, 2011
at 12:09 AM

Grenadine is spot on; was wondering if "Artesian Well Water" was a legit pro or a feature that was cited purely for marketing purposes. (Admittedly knowledge of lacto-fermentation is a huge hole in my paleo/traditional foods knowledge!) As Rogue Nutritionist's linked answer revealed, most of the products contain some live cultures that have been calmed/stifled. <-- still curious to know what exactly that phrase they used means and wonder if it means that essentially the benefits of lacto-fermentation are actually lost anyway...

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 26, 2011
at 09:30 PM

I think she might have been wondering if a commercial product like that really has beneficial properties and can be trusted to be the Real Deal. At least, that's what I was wondering. Once you stop buying things in packages and jars it's hard to believe there's anything left like that that might be worthwhile.

23cdea3bba94e17d2b58b525773d0c0a

(729)

on June 27, 2011
at 01:07 AM

It just means that they are slowing down fermentation a bit by killing off SOME of the beneficial bacteria, which continue to eat and multiply. THe benefits are not lost but you could make your own to ensure it's worth it! Sounds like the perfect time to fill that hole ;)

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on June 29, 2011
at 05:22 PM

I've wondered that, too, and believe in the health benefits of naturally fermented foods, so I've decided to make my own using this fermentation crock. First batch will be done in about a week. Then on to kimchi, fermented pickles, whatever my mind conceives!

http://www.amazon.com/Harsch-Gairtopf-Fermenting-Crock-Pot/dp/B001QFJ2UC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309368051&sr=8-1

6e57c5b6e85a92abe973e6cf272bb94d

(60)

on June 09, 2012
at 02:48 AM

Just received my Harsch crock. How did you first batch turn out? I live in South Texas where the outside temp is now above 90 and the inside temp struggles to stay at 78. The instructions with the crock said store 4-6 weeks in 60 degrees - it won't be that cool here until late Nov. I think the refrigerator will be too cold. What's the temp in your area?

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