Rejuvelac – A Probiotic Culture

To read about what rejuvelac is, click this Wiki link.

To make your own, here’s what you need:

  • 2 cups grain (wheat berries, rye berries, whole oat groats etc.)
  • 2 big jars
  • water


Step 1: Soak the grain in water for about 2-3 days or until little sprouting tails form. Change the water, rinsing the grain at least once a day. Keep it out of direct sunlight. Cover the jar with a piece of cheesecloth or coffee filter with a rubber band to keep out any gnats or bugs that try to enter.

Step 2: After the grain has sprouted, divide the grain into 2 jars and fill with 3 cups of water each. Cover with a piece of cheesecloth or a coffee filter with a rubber band. Place the jar out of direct sunlight and let it ferment for 2-3 days.

Step 3: Strain the liquid from the jars and place in the fridge. It should smell lemony and tart, not spoiled. The liquid keeps in the fridge for at least 7-14 days.

This can be used as a probiotic beverage or in dishes. But remember, if you heat anything above 115 degrees, the enzymes can’t live. So, if your using it in a culinary dish that’s cooked, leave this ingredient until last!! 



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