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is sauerkraut good for you?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 16, 2012 at 5:02 PM

I love my picked veg, and have come across sauerkraut I know its blaphamy in here to buy it from a shop if its not unheated, but generally what is the nutritional breakdown like for it? also does it taste good? thanks guys P.s I did use the search before someone says but couldnt find a nutritional breakdown only recipes.

9beda76f4e91faedc8fa70ecdc01251e

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on July 17, 2012
at 03:00 PM

No problem. I make it in an old bean pot crock,and it turns out great.

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on July 16, 2012
at 08:57 PM

I second what Sol said. That cooked cabbage in vinegar grocery store stuff has very little nutritional value and the taste doesn't compare!

98d897c716fab334d015b8004ed0537f

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on July 16, 2012
at 08:56 PM

What Jack said...really any type of sausage goes well with sauerkraut.

918ecd2369c4e8cd6a2d66846c20137c

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on July 16, 2012
at 08:35 PM

Brat = Bratwurst, a spicy German beef & pork sausage. In the US, very popular in the Midwest: Wisc, Minn, Mich, Chicago.

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 16, 2012
at 06:42 PM

SOl thanks for your breakdown bro, means a lot and ill defo look into making it myself :)

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 16, 2012
at 06:42 PM

Joni thanks for the link I really appreciate it :)

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 16, 2012
at 06:41 PM

Hey greg thanks, Im from the UK whats a brats?

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on July 16, 2012
at 05:09 PM

If it's heated then the sauerkraut will lose the benefit of the good bugs that inoculate your gut. But, it will still have the benefits of cooked cabbage. But, if you're going to buy cooked cabbage that is referred to as sauerkraut you might as well cook your own cabbage because it will likely be so much less expensive.

Also, heated "sauerkraut" won't taste anything like the kind you ferment yourself or buy raw. Nor will "sauerkraut" that is just cooked cabbage bottled in vinegar.

I love sauerkraut but it's an acquired taste. But I think it's worth acquiring the taste since I consider cabbage to be a real superfood and fermenting it only makes it better.

I have no idea what the nutritional breakdown is for sauerkraut; I eat it for the taste, the probiotic value, the increased amount of vitamin C that is made available in the fermentation process, and for the nutrients that cabbage and other cruciferous veggies are so rich in.

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 16, 2012
at 06:42 PM

SOl thanks for your breakdown bro, means a lot and ill defo look into making it myself :)

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on July 16, 2012
at 08:57 PM

I second what Sol said. That cooked cabbage in vinegar grocery store stuff has very little nutritional value and the taste doesn't compare!

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Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on July 31, 2012
at 04:27 PM

AND... drum roll.. you can make it without needing to add salt and in only 4-5 days of fermentation by using your excess milk or water kefir grains. Add sesame seeds to the batch and you have a super-potent source of calcium. Add other veggies to vary things up as well.

Check out Dom's kefir making site for all the gory details (I haven't personally tried it yet but I am preparing the materials to do so.)

http://users.sa.chariot.net.au/~dna/kefirkraut.html

We eat a side of sauerkraut every morning with our eggs & sweet potato hash.

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9beda76f4e91faedc8fa70ecdc01251e

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on July 16, 2012
at 05:51 PM

It's really easy to make, if you are interested. This website tells how, although there are a lot of steps here and it's really easier than all this makes it seem..!

http://www.wildfermentation.com/making-sauerkraut-2/

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 16, 2012
at 06:42 PM

Joni thanks for the link I really appreciate it :)

9beda76f4e91faedc8fa70ecdc01251e

(298)

on July 17, 2012
at 03:00 PM

No problem. I make it in an old bean pot crock,and it turns out great.

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0a14995ac154eae8242b67115c9cc6c3

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on July 16, 2012
at 05:26 PM

does it taste good?

Only you can answer that. I happen to love it on some brats or other sausage or any sort of pork really.

Ditto above... if it is pasteurized it will loose it's pro-biotics, but at the end of the day it's still just cabbage.

I'd not fret over the nutritional breakdown of whole foods. Just eat real, whole foods...

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on July 31, 2012
at 11:10 AM

I found that the health benefit of homemade sauerkraut is so great that I am not even going to answer this question. Why would anyone want to kill all of those little friends who just want to help someone's health?

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98d897c716fab334d015b8004ed0537f

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on July 16, 2012
at 05:33 PM

Well it tastes good if you cook it with a bunch of meat (pork roast) or put it on some meat (hot dogs, brats, etc)...but my experience is limited to store bought varieties.

91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 16, 2012
at 06:41 PM

Hey greg thanks, Im from the UK whats a brats?

98d897c716fab334d015b8004ed0537f

(639)

on July 16, 2012
at 08:56 PM

What Jack said...really any type of sausage goes well with sauerkraut.

918ecd2369c4e8cd6a2d66846c20137c

(285)

on July 16, 2012
at 08:35 PM

Brat = Bratwurst, a spicy German beef & pork sausage. In the US, very popular in the Midwest: Wisc, Minn, Mich, Chicago.

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