Anyone for Sauerkraut?

Recipes, Cooking tips and maybe some 'Home Made' secrets !
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Anyone for Sauerkraut?

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We have had a thread about sauerkraut before, but worth bring up again as it really a superfood. It's probably like marmite, in that you either love it or hate it. We love it and it is so easy to make. You just need some cabbage, some salt, water, a jar to put it in and a warm kitchen (no problem here, ours is so hot), mother nature does the rest.

You can spice it up a bit and add a few chilies, some coriander seeds and the like and perhaps a few chunks of other vegetables such as cabbage and celery.

Many health benefits have been claimed for sauerkraut:

  • it is a source of vitamins B, C, and K
  • the fermentation process increases the bioavailability of nutrients rendering sauerkraut even more nutritious than the original cabbage
  • it is also low in calories and high in calcium and magnesium
  • it is a very good source of dietary fiber, folate, iron, potassium, copper and manganese.
  • If unpasteurized and uncooked, sauerkraut also contains live lactobacilli and beneficial microbes and is rich in enzymes. The fiber and supply of probiotics improve digestion and promote the growth of healthy bowel flora, protecting against many diseases of the digestive tract.
Michael
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