Fermentation is an age-old tradition that helped stop food from spoiling. When the word sauerkraut pops up, were pretty certain your mind flashes to a German sausage covered with this deliciously fermented goodie.
The fermentation process that the cabbage undergoes to become sauerkraut is that give it such a memorable and well-loved taste but also its bounty of health benefits. If fibre is what you are chasing you've found a great source of fibre here with sauerkraut plus a bunch of other awesome benefits.
Fermentation sees the growth of probiotics which are strong healthy bacteria that aid to make food more easily digestible and work to help defend your body from toxins and other nasties. Sauerkraut has been found to support a healthy gut and sustain healthy gut flora which is made up of 100 trillion microorganisms. This equals more than 10 times the total number of cells in your body. After a round of antibiotics, it has been found beneficial to include in your diet to help re-balance the gut flora. With a healthy strong gut flora sees the chance of leaky gut occurring and wreaking havoc in your body by triggering an autoimmune response to go off.
Sauerkraut contains both vitamin C and iron, what a great power couple? Both vitamin C and Iron are known for boosting the immune system and fighting off any bad bacteria or the cold that is making its way around the office.
More and more it is becoming clear that gut health has an incredible impact on the total body and mind wellbeing. Take care of your gut health, your body will thank you for it.
Check out our full flavoured, traditional German Recipe barrel sauerkraut. Perfect as a side dish or a condiment to pretty much anything porky such as smoked pork, crispy pork knuckle. Its also a stunner when paired with sausages and fresh salads.
Without preservatives | No artificial colours | Gluten-free | Lactose-free | Vegetarian | Vegan | Without flavour enhancers
*Always consult your GP if you have any health concerns or questions.