Soy-Free Tempeh Starter Culture

$10.99

This flexible culture makes tasty, protein-rich tempeh without any soy: make with mung beans, black beans, garbanzos, or another type of bean.

Each bag contains:

  • 4 packets of starter culture.

Instructions for using this culture are included and may be found here.

  • Tempeh is fermented at 88°F (31ºC), the normal outdoor temperature in Indonesia.
  • Manufactured in Belgium.
  • This traditional food often replaces meat in dishes and can be sliced, marinated, or seasoned as desired.

Shipping and Storage Information

  • This starter is dehydrated and shipped in a barrier-sealed packet.
  • Refrigeration recommended
  • Use by date on bag.

Soy-Free Tempeh Starter Culture Ingredients

  •  Rice, Rhizopus Oligosporus Culture.
  • Does not contain MSG or preservatives. 
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

Soy-Free Tempeh Starter Culture Allergen Information:

  • Packaged in a facility that produces products containing soy and dairy.
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-GMO


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L.R.
Prep is awful

It took me three hours to get the skins of the beans. I'm just now waiting for them to get to room temp so I can culture them. I don't think I would ever do this again. Waaay too much hassle.

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S.S.
I made tempeh!

Great for making tempeh at home

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J.M.
So easy!

I used my instantpot to make this - ive heard that tempeh can be tricky, but it worked perfectly! On mine, the “low” yogurt setting was just right, and I put my black beans mixed with the starter culture on a ... I’m not sure the term exactly, but a disposable steamer liner, it’s like a super thin nonwoven fabric that comes in maybe 15 or 24 packs. No sticking at all. I did some in a baggie as well, lots of holes poked in, and it seemed to grow even a little faster than the “open-air” beans.

So easy. I really thought it would be harder. Turned out delicious, too - I smoked it then vacuum-packed it with maple, salt, and black pepper to use as “bacon”.

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H.V.
Works great!

My first time making tempeh from black beans. Make sure to remove all moisture from beans before adding starter. Only 1 of my 3 batched worked.

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A.G.

Soy-Free Tempeh Starter Culture