My son can't handle dairy... not even a little bit... not even raw or cultured... not even filtered through me in my breast milk.
I'm trying to add more ferments into my diet, and veggies fermented in brine are great, but I don't like that much salt in ferments of fruit, and I'd like to add some sort of starter culture to them to reduce the amount of salt needed. I know there are some starter cultures you can buy, but I'm not really excited about continuing to purchase starter cultures. Is there anything else I can use as a starter culture? Water kefir? Water kefir grains? Saurkraut juice?