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Fermented Pickles contain approximately 13 billion colony forming units (CFUs) per serving at time of packaging, including Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus pentosus, Leuconostoc mesenteroides.
Fermented Kraut and Kimchi contain approximately 14 billion CFUs per serving at time of packaging, including Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus brevis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides.
Live Culture Olives contain 4 billion CFUs per serving at time of packaging, including: Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus pentosus.
(For example, if you place your order on Saturday, we'll ship it between the following Monday - Wednesday.)
When the package arrives at your door the ice packages may be melted and that's okay.
The insulation has kept the ferments "cool enough” in transit.
Ferments can safely be transported unrefrigerated; it takes several days for the live cultures to enliven and resume the process of fermentation.
There is no danger of spoilage or harm to the live cultures during shipping because they are preserved in salt water.
Fermentation safely preserved our ancestors' vegetables for thousands of years before refrigeration existed and they are safe to consume even when left unrefrigerated for several days.
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If the following facts about the transport of ferments are outside your comfort zone, we kindly ask that you do not purchase fermented products online.
Because fermented foods are alive, they demonstrate behaviors that are normal signs of life. These signs are often misunderstood by folks who are new to fermented foods and seen as defects with the product. However...
Two normal, predictable things that may occur when fermented foods are in transit:
Fermentation can resume during transit due to temperature fluctuations. This can create gas which may cause a package to puff up. This is totally normal. If this happens, you'll need to release the air by poking a small hole in your package. If you don't release the air, the package will eventually burst and leak in your refrigerator.
This isn't a common occurrence, but it can happen because we are shipping products that contain liquid. If leaking occurs: rinse off your package, transfer the contents into a new container, refrigerate and enjoy.
Of course, in the rare event that your package is damaged in transit, that’s a different story. We'll take care of you.