Donna Gates Cultured Veggies

Donna shares her medicinal recipe for this gut-health staple after spending years perfecting it!

Makes: 1 whole jar

Why It's Good For You:

Culturing vegetables allows healthy bacteria to grow, providing a source of probiotics to nourish your gut flora, improve your immune system and help you digest the food you eat.


(use organic ingredients where possible)

  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 3 cups (24oz/710ml) filtered water
  • Starter Culture (Lactobacillus Plantarum)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 heads of green cabbage (shredded in a food processor)
  • 6 carrots (shredded in a food processor)
  • Ginger, peeled and chopped
  • Garlic, peeled and chopped


  1. In a blender, blend in apple, water, starter culture and salt until well combined and set aside.


  1. In a bowl, place cabbage, carrots, ginger and garlic. Stir until well mixed.
  2. Add in half of the brine mixture and continue to stir until veggies are well covered.
  3. Place in a jar and pack it well.
  4. Roll the cabbage leaf and place it on top to fill the remaining space and cover with the jar lid.
  5. Let it ferment for a week at room temperature and then refrigerate for another week, to make it more delicious. 
Featuring: James Colquhoun, Donna Gates
Audio Languages: English
Subtitles: English