Ginger Carrots for a Healthy Gut

Ginger Carrots for a Healthy Gut

Looking for something to munch on that’s both tasty and good for you? These ginger carrots are a healthy snack that are easy to make at home!

The following excerpt is from The Heal Your Gut Cookbook by Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett. It has been adapted for the web.

Ginger Carrots Recipe

Several years ago at a Weston A. Price conference, I had the pleasure of hearing Scott Grzybek of Zukay Live Foods speak about fermentation. His delightful demonstration on how to make ginger carrots was revelatory, as I had been spending a small fortune on them at the natural food store (no joke)!

They are one of my absolute favorite ferments: delicious as a snack for kids and beautiful on a crudité platter for guests.

This recipe can be used with broccoli and cauliflower as well.

Makes 1 quart


  • 4–6 carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 2­inch piece of ginger or 2 cloves garlic, sliced very thin
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • Starter culture (2 tablespoons whey, juice from previous batch, or vegetable starter culture from Cultures for Health)
  • Filtered water


  1. In a bowl, thoroughly mix the carrot sticks, ginger, salt, and starter culture.
  2. Place in a quart-sized mason jar, and fill with filtered water to the shoulder, about 1 inch from the top.
  3. Shake the jar a bit and make sure that the culture and salt are evenly distributed.
  4. Place on your counter, out of the sun, for 2 to 4 weeks. Store in the fridge.

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Dr Heidi Parkes

By Dr Heidi Parkes

Senior Information Extension Officer QLD Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries.