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Health Food of The Month is Suerkraut

What is Suerkraut?

It is a raw, fermented food that is made from cabbage and is packed with health-promoting probiotics. It is an incredible source of live probiotics and enzymes. The fermentation process of sauerkraut creates a pre-digested state that allows these nutrients to be more bioavailable to your body.

Nutrition Benefits of Sauerkraut:

  • Vitamin B1, B6 and B9
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Iron, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese
  • Excellent source of dietary fibre
  • Loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients
Make Your Own Sauerkraut:
  1. Remove and set aside large outer leaves from cabbage.
  2. Chop and shred cabbage.
  3. In a bowl, mix cabbage with sea salt and massage with your hands for 10 minutes to release juices.
  4. Place the cabbage in a suitable fermentation container and push down until juices come up and covers the cabbage. Leave 2 inches of space at the top of container.
  5. You need to weigh the cabbage down to help force water out of it. You can use root vegetables or a small jar that fits inside the jar or container your chose.
  6. Keep it at room temperature covered with a towel.
    Fermentation will begin within a day.
    It will ferment best in a cool, dark place with a temperature of 65-70 degrees.
    Fermentation can take up to a month.
  7. After fermenting, transfer the sauerkraut to the refrigerator for storage.