How to prevent mold

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How to prevent mold

Postby alexshein121 on Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:20 am

I just heard about a way to prevent mold:
Simply insert the spices into an empty filter bag :D
I found this kit very useful:

Alex 8-)
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Re: How to prevent mold

Postby gardener on Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:57 pm

The wood pulp (paper?) mesh bags with draw string look a bit fussy to me. You still might have to thoroughly saturate the bags and spices in brine before plunging into the container. Otherwise they might just float on top anyway. Oddly, the seller shows photos of fermenting vegetables not completely submerged. Mold can get a start on unsubmerged vegetables.

I always have cheesecloth and sturdier cotton cloth in my kitchen. If I want to bundle my spices, I'd just roll them up in a bit of cloth, soak and put them at the bottom of the container. Cooks have always called that a bouquet garni. I do it for soup, once in a while.
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