Traditional Sauerkraut with Caraway
Traditional Sauerkraut with Caraway
  • prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 0 hr
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    Cabbage is perfect for fermenting because the cell walls are easily broken down with salt, and the juices that are released quite easily make the brine. While you are chopping and grating your cabbage, eat a piece raw. It will be crunchy and sweet. After fermentation it will be pretty crunchy still, shiny and alive-looking; the sugars will have been eaten by the lactobacillus bacteria (et al); and the sauer that you taste is the lactic acid cleverly produced by the lactobacillus. I’m salivating just writing this.

    Ingredients

    • 2 green cabbages (about 2 kg/4 lb 6 oz), shredded
    • 50 g (1 3/4 oz) fine ground salt (about 2.5%)
    • 15 g (1/2 oz) caraway seeds (optional)
    • 2 L (68 fl oz) jar, pounder (a heavy implement like the end of a rolling pin, potato masher, or cocktail muddler), follower (a whole cabbage leaf or small plate), weight (see note)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1599 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 2 g 2.54%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 1.25%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 19481 mg 811.72%
    • Calcium: 52 mg 5.19%
    • Potassium: 1732 mg 49.48%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 7 mg 38.33%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 380 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 19 g 74.8%
    • Sugar: 351 g
    • Protein: 4 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 76.73%
    • Vitamin C 68.72%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs24
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit8 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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