You are probably thinking… really? Sauerkraut is good for me? Well the answer is YES! Now we are not talking about the kind you find in the condiments section in the middle of your grocery store but instead are recommending the raw unpasteurized sauerkraut that is usually found in the refrigerator isle. This type of sauerkraut has been through a process of lacto fermentation and therefore has wonderful healthy bacteria that can be incredibly beneficial for your overall digestion and well being (similar to a probiotic but cheaper)! If you want to learn more about the benefits of adding fermented foods to your diet check out our blog post here.
This recipe is INCREDIBLY EASY and doesn’t take long to prepare. Fermentation usually takes at least 3 weeks so keep this in mind when you are starting to run low and make sure to whip up your next batch.
We attended a wonderful fermentation class with Rooted Nutrition and we learned how very easy it is to make healthful fermented foods!
Recipe from www.wildfermentation.com (a great website to add to your repertoire!)
- Ceramic crock or food-grade plastic bucket, one-gallon capacity or greater
- Plate that fits inside crock or bucket
- One-gallon jug filled with water (or a scrubbed and boiled rock) to serve as a weight
- Cloth cover (like a pillowcase or towel)
- 5 pounds cabbage (try to buy fresh organic cabbage as it will add to the health benefits)
- 3 tablespoons sea salt (non-iodized salt is best for fermentation)