Frequently Asked Questions
There are two solutions:
- Sometimes, brine hides in the kraut. Using a wooden dowel, end of a French rolling pin or wooden pestle, gently press the kraut, releasing the brine.
- Still need brine? Make a 2 1/2 percent solution: 2 T unrefined high-quality sea salt + 1 quart water. Store excess brine, covered, in your refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Did you know...
Gundruk is an important source of minerals during the off-season (Karki, 1986). Mustard, radish and cauliflower leaves, wilt for one or two days, and then shredded with a knife or sickle, tightly packed in an earthenware pot and warm water, and the pot kept in a warm place. Unlike sauerkraut, no salt is added to the water. After five to seven days, a mild acidic taste (lactic-acid from the lactic-acid bacteria) indicates the end of fermentation. The gundruk is removed and sun-dried. It is served as a side dish with the main meal and is also used as an appetiser.
I finally got brave enough to check the Pickl-It carrots. They were fine! They smell and taste really similar to the ones we used to by from Caldwells! Amazing. Thank you!