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Peter Cornelius says ...
Recently my son threw a bit of raw sauerkraut on a toasted sandwich with old some stinky brie cheese. It tasted fantastic ! The kraut we got was Farmhouse Culture’s horse radish leek. It’s vibrantly raw and available at my local Whole Foods store. Enjoy !
03/18/2011 6:55:34 PM CDT
Linda Harrison says ...
I have been making my own yogurt for a couple of years - much cheaper. I use organic skim milk and have been using 1/4 cup or so of commercial organic live culture yogurt (or sometimes just save some of my current homemade yogurt) as the starter. I let it "make" about 10-12 hours @ 112 degrees in a quart yogurt maker in a water bath. Delicious. I have a question: Does the commercial yogurt have to use the words "probiotic" on the label, or is "live" cultures the same thing? If it is not the same, can probiotic capsules be emptied into homemade yogurt and do they then multiply? Can you just continue using a little of your homemade yogurt as a starter for a new batch, or does it get "weak"?
03/25/2011 6:04:03 PM CDT
OptiBac says ...
It is perhaps worth mentioning as well that probiotic supplements can vary greatly in quality - a good thing to look for is to check out the specific probiotic strains being used (and not just the probiotic species and genus!) Thank you for the post.
04/11/2011 11:32:26 AM CDT
Volkan Akkurt says ...
I make my own pickles WITHOUT any vinegar. Volkan Akkurt
04/23/2011 8:23:21 PM CDT
Brian K says ...
I'm going to be traveling to China in a couple of weeks and was advised to take probiotics to lessen the effects of bad food... do you have any recommendations for this?
05/16/2011 3:19:16 PM CDT
Judy Fine says ...
I take one Healthy Trinity capsule a day and also eat a cup of yogurt. Is that too much of a good thing? Thank you.
07/23/2011 2:29:26 PM CDT
Bill says ...
Why are some probiotics in your store refrigerated and others are not??
08/03/2011 10:02:22 PM CDT
Bobby Hawley says ...
@Bill, The probiotics in the refrigerator are there because the packaging says to keep cool or refrigerated. Thanks!
08/04/2011 4:01:12 PM CDT
heda vargas says ...
I want to know, about Kefir yogut, do you sell, in WHOLE FOOD.? iI want the hongos Kefir.
10/26/2012 10:23:15 AM CDT
Debbie Deal McGee says ...
I am just discovering through magazine articles and information i have searched for via the internet, regarding kombucha tea-does Whole Foods in Chesapeake, VA carry this type of tea? Am very interested in purchasing some, as I've heard of the wonderful health benefits it supposedly carries. Would like to purchase the bottled Kombucha before I invest money into the brewing equipment to see if I like it first. Thanks for your help!
11/25/2012 11:03:42 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@DEBBIE - Our products vary between store locations. I would encourage you to reach out to the location you will be shopping to see if they carry kombucha. I did not find an exact match for Chesapeake, VA, but you can find a list of all of our stores at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.
11/26/2012 10:40:49 AM CST
woody says ...
does your organic sauerkraut (365 label) contain probiotics? I was told that if sauerkraut is pasteurized it loses all the probiotics characteristic of a fermented food. Would appreciate any feedback. Also, I use the goat's milk kefir you sell for the same reason and wonder what the level of probiotics that product contains. thanks
12/19/2012 2:18:19 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@WOODY - Great question. I can confirm that our 365 Sauerkraut is in fact live culture and is NOT pasteurized. As far as the goat milk kefir goes, I would suggest reaching out directly to that vendor to see if they can help!
12/19/2012 3:06:42 PM CST
jim says ...
where can i get kefir grains??
01/29/2013 7:14:48 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@JIM - Our products are going to vary between our stores and regions. I have yet to see kefir grains for sale in our stores but that by no means limits to what each store sells. I would suggest reaching out to your local store to see if this is something that they can order or sell. Otherwise, I looked online and there were a few options to buy them. Good luck!
01/30/2013 12:20:49 PM CST
Patrice Lydia says ...
I am looking for a vaginal probiotic, and someone told me that you carry one. I can't seem to find it on your site though. Thank you, Patrice
03/18/2013 3:32:15 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@PATRICE - At this time, we do not have an online database of our products as our vendors differ between locations. Check with your local store to see what options they carry in Whole Body. If you are looking to have a product shipped to you, we offer shipping in the US of non-perishable items. Our store in Austin offers the shipping and you can reach them at 512-542-2243.
03/18/2013 4:11:42 PM CDT
celia says ...
Could someone please provide information on the probiotic drinks which are being sold at Whole Foods markets, those are the berry, honey ginger or tangerine flavored probiotic drinks with a small amount of gas? These are not dairy type of drinks and I would like to know more about them. Thanks!
06/29/2013 10:11:46 PM CDT
Jacqueline says ...
I have just started a course of very strong antibiotics to help clear a bad infection. Which of your probiotic supplements would you suggest I take?
07/17/2013 3:06:25 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@Jacqueline - Definitely check with your healthcare professional before you add anything new to your diet. If they give you suggestions, a team member in Whole Body can help find you the right option.
07/17/2013 4:49:55 PM CDT
Bill says ...
Refridgerated probiotics with high Amounts in the Billions better than Lesser non refrigerated probiotics? If so then why? Since there are several Strains, which ones are best? Bill
07/22/2013 4:01:01 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BILL - Check with a team member in your local Whole Body department. They will be able to explain the difference and suggestions for different types, since our products vary between stores.
07/22/2013 4:51:31 PM CDT
Marie Sturm says ...
Does Whole Foods sell any kefir grains or kefir powdered starter kits?
01/19/2014 11:45:06 AM CST
Camille says ...
I have been taking probiotics (100 Million) daily. I have learned that the best for your gut is 50 Billion at least twice daily. Some brands I understand do not put enough live cultures in their products or the bacteria are dead once they arrive in the stores. If a brand name shows on the label of the bottle there are so many live cultures can a consumer take their word? I want more from a Probiotic than having some of the bacteria arrive dead because of shipment is not right for them because of temperature change or storage before being shipped has changed. Is there a way of knowing which products give you true statements? Thanks. Camille
01/20/2014 6:51:21 AM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@MARIE - Our products differ between locations. Check with your local store to find out exactly what they have in stock!
01/20/2014 2:19:50 PM CST

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