This starter is full of the enzyme phytase, which breaks down phytic acid, a component of whole grains that blocks the absorption of calcium, iron, and zinc and can lead to mineral deficiencies. Soaking whole grains in water with this starter added before cooking can significantly reduce the phytic acid in the grains, making your cooked grains more nutritious as well as more digestible. Use with brown rice, oats, millet, quinoa and other whole grains that contain phytic acid.
How to use: for each cup of grain, soak in 2 cups of filtered water with 1/4 cup of starter added. For best results, soak for 24 hours then strain, rinse, and cook the grain.
Kept refrigerated, the starter will last up to a month. To make your own fresh starter, after soaking brown rice with this starter, save the soaking water in a jar. Refrigerate and use as needed.
Ingredients: reverse osmosis water, phytase enzyme from soaking Massa Organics Brown Rice
Product is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free and black pepper-free.