Italian dressing is year in and year out one of the most popular and widely-used salad dressings, both in restaurants and homes alike. And while we may be used to grabbing our favorite brand at the store or asking for an extra side of it from our favorite Italian restaurant, Italian dressing is actually very easy to make. But it wouldn’t be a Fermentaholics original without our trademark twist on it. This time – we add some positively propitious pellicle powder to the classic condiment!
You might first be wondering – wait… you want me to eat the pellicle, or as some refer to it, the SCOBY? Yes, as a matter of fact, we do! Let’s take a look at exactly what we’re eating here: The kombucha culture or SCOBY is a colony of living bacteria and yeast. When looking at a SCOBY, you will usually be looking at liquid kombucha starter tea and a kombucha pellicle. The B.Y. in SCOBY, the bacteria and yeast, are microscopic, so you can’t see them. But they are there, living in both the liquid of the kombucha starter tea and the kombucha pellicle. And we use these very exact SCOBYs to make our Kombucha SCOBY Pellicle Powder. After dehydrating the SCOBY, we turn it into a medium-coarse grind. And now we’re ready to pack probiotics into our favorite foods!