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Grab one of these fun tools to help you try your hand at creating gut-friendly food.

Ann Taylor Pittman
May 17, 2018
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These products make it easy to enrich your soil for healthier homegrown produce, try your hand at fermentation, and proudly celebrate your love of one of the world’s funkiest probiotic-rich foods.

Compost in Style

Photo: Courtesy of Cost Plus World Market

You’ll love displaying this attractive compost bin on your kitchen counter, and your garden’s soil will love the nutrient boost you’ll be feeding it. The removable stainless steel insert is free of any nooks and crannies and is dishwasher safe, making it a breeze to clean.

Wood and Stainless Steel Kitchen Compost Bin, $30, worldmarket.com

You'll love this salad loaded with gut-healthy probiotics and probiotics.

 

Ferment the Easy Way

Photo: Kelsey Hansen

If you’ve ever been intimidated by the idea of fermenting pickles, kimchi, or sauerkraut, this kit takes out all the guesswork and makes the process simpler. Lids fit on any wide-mouth Mason jar (not included) and include a built-in date tracker. The kit comes with a primer and recipe booklet that give you all the info you need to get started.

The Easy Fermenter 3 Pack and Pump, $40, nourishedessentials.com  

Throw in the Towel

Photo: Kelsey Hansen

Show your love for the culture of fermentation with this cute kitchen towel. Made from a microfiber blend, the 16- x 24-inch cloth is a champ at drying dishes and wiping up spills, as well as bringing cheer to your kitchen. The design is also available on aprons, place mats, coasters, napkins, tote bags, and more.

Make Kimchi! Kitchen Towel, $16, zazzle.com

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Become a Brewmaster

Photo: Kelsey Hansen

Love kombucha but hate the price tag? Save money and create your own custom “booch” with this 5-liter fermentation crock. The spigot makes dispensing easy, whether you’re enjoying your brew right away or bottling it for a second fermentation. Upgrade to the kit to get a filter, recipe booklet, and wax pencil for marking the date of each batch.

Kombucha Brewing Jar, $60, mortierpilon.com

Making your own kombucha is fun and easy. you get to create custom flavors by adding herbs or fresh juices. Search for homemade kombucha recipes on cookinglight.com to get started.