Rejuvelac – the Best Starter for Vegan Curds
Rejuvelac is the best starter for vegan curds. When you make some you can also drink it as a health drink as it restores bacterial flora and is rich in B12, make vegan cheeses or make curds. Rejuvelac can also be stored in the refrigerator for some time and used anytime.
- ½ cup wheat berries (wheat grains that have not been milled)
- 1 cup water
Wash the wheat berries and soak them in a jar in 1 cup drinking water. Leave this jar open for 24 hours in a cupboard or keep it lightly covered. In case of very cold temperatures, it could be left a little longer. Depending on the climate it should take between 1 – 5 days. But in India in the Indian summers, it is ready in one day, in the winter it can take longer. You will know that it is ready by the color and taste.
The water will turn a little yellowish or serum colored and will have a sweet fermented smell. Pour this rejeuvelac into a glass. If desired, another cup of water may be added to the wheat berries to produce more rejeuvelac after another 24 hours. It can be drunk or used to make still more cheese. After 2 such uses the wheat berries are usually thrown away.