Probiotic supplements are expensive, so why not try and make the fermented foods packed full of the most probiotics you can? This is a savory twist on traditional sauerkraut, with an additional trick to insure many good bacteria strains.
The recipe calls for fennel bulb (not seeds, although we do add classic spices– caraway seeds and juniper berries) to provide a slightly sweet counterpoint to the sourness, and fresh ginger gives it a boost of fresh flavor.
Making probiotic pickles with no special equipment and no hot stove and no vinegar is extremely simple and SO delicious! Many different vegetables ferment beautifully and are well-worth the 5 minutes (+ 2 weeks unattended) it takes to prep them.