Buy 11 lb (5 kg) and enjoy our most economical option for bagged bran! This is our most environmentally sustainable offering because it limits both shipping and packaging. We encourage you to try it.
Our premium compost accelerator (bokashi bran) is a careful mix of bran and molasses, and is infused with billions of beneficial bokashi microorganisms. It has been double fermented, using the highest quality bacterial cultures (enhanced EM1 +), to ensure that it’s teeming with billions of live microbes, ready to ferment and compost your food scraps. These beneficial microbes are proven to be a key ingredient for building healthy and productive soils, and plant roots thrive on them.
Each 2.2 lb (1 kg) of carefully dried and tested bokashi bran is enough to last an average family 3 to 4 months with continuous use. Our 11 lb (5 kg) offering will typically be enough to last about 18 months. Our strict production process ensures that our bran is always of optimal quality and freshness, before delivering to your door.
Other uses of bokashi bran
Microbe rich bokashi bran has multiple other household uses! In addition to building better soil, you can also:
- dig it into existing compost piles to help re-invigorate them (this is especially popular during the colder winter months). With the addition of bokashi, life quickly returns to the pile, greatly speeding up the pile’s activity and quality of compost.
- see great results by adding it directly to the garden as a soil enhancer. Simply dig in half a cup of bokashi per cubic foot of soil before planting into your garden or potting containers. The bokashi provides perfect conditions for plant root development.
- add it to kitty litter boxes, animal cages and outhouses to help control odors. Simply sprinkle the bokashi bran in these areas for a noticeable difference.
Storing bokashi bran
Bokashi bran is best stored in an airtight container, out of direct sunlight, and within a few degrees of room temperature. When stored correctly, our bokashi bran will remain fully active for up to 18 months.
Plastic vs paper bags:
Our 11 lb (5kg) of premium bokashi bran can be shipped in either paper or plastic.
– Plastic bags option:
The plastic bag option includes 5 airtight, zip-lock style bag, each containing 2.2 lb (1 kg). These bags are airtight, and suitable for storage. These bags are not recyclable.
– Paper bag option:
Our paper bag provides a plastic free, sustainable option. This is our preferred option, and we encourage you to select it! The packing method and shipping time will not affect shelf life or usability of the bokashi bran, provided that you transfer it into your own airtight container once you open the package. Mason jars work great for storage, as do zip lock freezer bags (and you can reuse them once done!). A quart size mason jar will typically store about 1 lb of our premium bokashi, and a freezer zip lock bag will hold about 2.5 lb.