Frequently Asked Questions
We have collected our most popular Sauerkraut articles and created a directory of links for your convenience:
Sauerkraut Blog Articles:
Not All Pickles Are Created Equal
Crispy Pickles - Grape Leaves Experiment
What's Good for the Gut Is Good for the....Complexion?
Is Sauerkraut a Wonder Food?
Great Sauerkraut Begins with the Cut
Creating Sauerkraut Thread-Cuts With a Mandolin
Sauerkraut Photo Essay
Sauerkraut Food Facts:
Sailing With Captain Cook
The Sauerkraut Book
Sauerkraut Built Great Wall of China
How Germans Acquired Sauerkraut
Cabbage + Microbes = Sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is Nutritional!
Sauerkraut Frequently Asked Questions:
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2400 BC: Archaeologists and anthropologists believe the ancient Mesopotamians were the first to pickle (cure, or ferment) a wide variety of food.
Wow!! Thanks for your helpful guidance as we switched our water kefir fermentation over to the Pickl-It system. We’ve been making water kefir for over a year, but it has always been open to the air with just a mesh covering. A couple of days ago our Christmas 3 – 3 Bundle came in and we set up the water kefir grains in a 1 L. It was time to harvest (& taste!!) this morning and IT IS SOOOOO GOOD!!!! There are none of the vinegary notes that were present in our past batches. It’s fully done – which I judge by the fact that it’s only very very slightly sweet, and the carbonation is good (on the subtle side instead of tickling your nose). It’s perfection! The flavor is very pleasing and refreshing. There’s no going back now : ) This is an easy breezy way to ferment excellent water kefir for sure!
—Janice S. - Indiana