Caldwell's Starter Culture for fresh vegetables is a mixture of lactic bacteria that are used in vegetable fermentation. Each box comes with 6 packages of starter culture, each able to prepare 4.5 lbs of raw vegetables. The box also contains a set of instructions on how to make saurkraut and an explanation of ideal factors for use, such as temperature, salt and water. The cultures are lactose-free and vegan, using organic maltodextrin as a carrier for cultures of Lactobacillus plantarum, Leuconostoc mesenteroides, and Pediococcus acidilactici. Reap the benefits of fermented vegetables by making some yourself with Caldwell's Starter Culture!