Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lacto-Fermented Ketchup Recipe

We don't buy ketchup in our house because of the large sugar content and I have been wanting to make my own for a long while. Then the other day I began to learn about lacto-fermenting. I was suprised to find out that there were so many other ways that I could be benefiting from pro-biotics. Probiotics are good bacteria that live in our gut and fight off the bad bacteria. You can loose these good flora as they are called when you get sick to your stomach and when you are under stress. Probiotics are also good for aiding digestion. Can you think of anyone that could use this God given health tonic.

Lacto-Fermented Ketchup

12 oz tomatoe paste without salt (organic if you can)
1/4  to 1/8 c. of water
2 tbls.acv
1/4 tsp. musturd powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/8 tsp. cloves powder
1/8 tsp. all spice
1/8 tsp. cayenne
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 to 1/3 c. maple syrup or honey

Stir up all the ingredients cover nad let set for at least 8 hours and no more than 2 days. Then I put mine into a used up musturd bottle and labeled it as Ketchup. You can also find these squirt bottles at the grocery store. I prefer to recycle. I couldn't believe how much this recipe tastes just like regular ketchup maybe even better now that I know it is healthy for us.

Have you ever made your own ketchup? Its really good.

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1 comment:

Kelly @ The Nourishing Home said...

One of these days, I've got to get around to doing this! Thanks for the reminder and inspiration! Also thanks for your kind words on my blog today! Lots of blessings, Kelly

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