Also Known As: Fermento Starter Culture
Ingredients: Cultured Whey Protein and Skim Milk
Taste and Aroma: Tangy
Uses: Fermento is a starter culture for use in semi-dry cured sausage. Fermento allows you to cut out the long curing time for fermentation and stuff and smoke your sausages immediately. Use 1 ounce of Fermento for every 2 pounds of meat. Typically used for summer sausages.
Substitutes: Citric Acid, Prague Powder Number 1 and Dextrose Monohydrate
Fun Fact: Summer Sausage got its name because it does not require refrigeration and is one of only a few meat products that can be stored and consumed in the hot summer months before refrigeration was common.