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How to make sauerkraut – recipe with video instructions

How to make your own Homemade Sauerkraut – Recipe for Beginners In this article, we will present one of the best recipes for homemade sauerkraut and we will explain, in details, how to make it. Only raw, naturally fermented sauerkraut without artificial preservers has all the health benefits this delicious food is famous for. The best way to ensure that you eat the right stuff is to make it yourself. Sauerkraut recipe accompanying the above video is easy to follow. The step-by-step guide guarantees you the healthiest and safest batch of the super-healthy kraut. Ingredients The only ingredients you need to make naturally fermented sauerkraut are cabbage and salt. The salt preserves the cabbage for a few days, until the probiotic cultures begin to grow….

How to Shred Cabbage for Coleslaw, Kraut and Kimchi?

How to shred cabbage for Coleslaw, Sauerkraut or Kimchi

The Perfect Cut The healthy properties of fresh and fermented cabbage are hardly a novelty, and we’ve discussed them in our earlier blog post. But we don’t eat cabbage because it’s healthy, we eat it because we enjoy the taste. Beside flavor, a big part of an enjoyable eating experience is the food texture, i.e. what it feels like to chew it. Here, we will examine how to shred cabbage for three most popular cabbage based specialties. Cutting, slicing and shredding You can find many recipes for delicious fermented veggies and dishes in recipe books (We suggest this book about sauerkraut and this one for over a 100 different fermented foods). There is something as equally as important as the ingredients of those dishes –…

Homemade Sauerkraut Health Benefits

Three glass jars filled with homemade sauerkraut

Whether served fresh as a salad, fried, sautéed, stuffed or boiled, fresh homemade sauerkraut certainly has its culinary values and a great potential for delightful and interesting recipes. Well fermented cabbage is a joy for taste buds, but what about its nutritional value? You will be amazed just how much a simple food like this is beneficial to your health! Our ancestors knew the sauerkraut health benefits well Preserving cabbage by fermentation was a method known even in Roman Empire. The Tatars have spread the culture of fermenting cabbage through Europe, bringing it in their saddlebags as a valued source of nutritional food which can be preserved for a long time without spoiling. Even famous James Cook, British captain, navigator and explorer always carried fermented…

How to Make Sauerkraut Using Cabbage Shredder

Large cabbage shredder next to pile of finely sliced cabbage

If you have only tried a store-bought sauerkraut (naturally fermented “sour cabbage”) you owe it to yourself to try the amazing richness of taste that the homemade one has. The following is all you need to know about fermentation process and how to make the best homemade sauerkraut using cabbage shredder. What I need to know about natural fermentation process It is one of the oldest, healthiest and most reliable ways of storing food without the use of artificial chemistry. Cabbage, due to its natural flora, is a great healthy vegetable with a long shelf life due tho the fermentation. After you finely shred it, its sugar containing juice will ferment and microorganisms on surface of its leaves will produce lactic acid (1.5% to 2%)…