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Lacto-Fermented foods such as Sauerkraut contain probiotics from a 100% natural source! Probiotics are live Microorganisms that promote good digestive health. We need to include more of them in our daily diet to maintain good Physical and Mental Health!
Were you of the opinion that bacteria are bad for you? Bacteria and other microbes are often thought of as a source of disease. In fact, many Bacteria and other microbes play a very important role in keeping you healthy.
Your body contains trillions of microbes, the vast majority of which are beneficial. The largest population of microbes are found in your gut, playing essential roles in digestion, immune function and weight regulation.
What you eat, quickly changes your gut microbes. Are you eating the right kind of foods to help your good gut bacteria?
plural noun: probiotics
a probiotic substance or preparation.
a microorganism introduced into the body for its beneficial qualities
Sauerkraut contains healthy probiotics that aid digestion. Research has found raw sauerkraut could help prevents cancer cells from forming!
Research now shows that gut bacteria can also provide clues as to whether or not type 2 diabetes is present. In fact, changes in intestinal microbes are often detected before other symptoms of type 2 diabetes have even emerged
The intestinal environment plays a larger role in bodily function and health than just digesting food. Immunity begins in the gut and any decreases in health-promoting microbes can negatively impact the body’s immune system and therefore, the body’s ability to ward off disease
A large percentage of shop purchased sauerkraut is pasteurised then packed into glass jars. Pasteurisation is an important process for many foods, but not for Sauerkraut. The process of lacto-fermentation of cabbage, creates live lactobacillus bacteria and other beneficial microbes, which when heated during pasteurisation die off. Both Vitamin C and Lactobacillus Probiotic Bacteria found in sauerkraut, responsible for helping you with your digestion, are killed during pasteurisation. So always choose un-pasteurised from the professionals at The Sauerkraut Company!
Lacto-Fermented foods such as Sauerkraut contain probiotics from a 100% natural source! Probiotics are live microorganisms that promote good digestive health, actual meaning "for life", we need to include more of them in our daily diet to maintain good mental and physical health!
Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut, contain the good bacteria Lactobacillus. Lactobacillus Bacteria feed on sugars and create lactic acid. The same "Lacto" that is found in many dairy products such as unpasteurised Milk!
Why is Sauerkraut so good for me?
Cabbage contains natural isothiocyanate compounds (such as sulforaphane), which have cancer-fighting properties. And as long as you choose the unpasteurised sort, sauerkraut is teeming with beneficial lactobacillus bacteria – more than is in live yoghurt – which increase the healthy flora in the intestinal tract. This helps the immune system fight infection, and aids digestion, hence sauerkraut's venerable reputation as a remedy for upset stomach and constipation.
Aim for local organic Sauerkraut, it should always be unpasteurised and refrigerated! You want a living, growing product. It's important to choose Sauerkraut that does not contain vinegar! Vinegar kills live Bacteria!
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS..
Q.. DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN WEBSITE AND DO YOU SEND PRODUCT VIA COURIER?
A.. YES & YES! Your on our website & our online shop is always open, please see the menu button "STORE" above. We'll ship to anywhere on the UK mainland and Northern Ireland.
Q.. DO YOU USE WATER, VINEGAR OR HEAT?
A.. No we certainly do not use any water, vinegar or heat in any of our wonderful krauts.
WATER: We do not add water to any of our krauts. All the liquid in each jar of kraut comes from the vegetables themselves. When we add salt to our krauts, it draws the moisture out of the vegetables, creating delicious brine.
VINEGAR: The acidic flavour you taste is not from vinegar, it is actually from the lactic acid produced through the fermentation process. Hence, this type of fermentation is called "lactic acid fermentation".
HEAT: We NEVER use heat with any of our products. All our products are raw and full of probiotic cultures. If we were to pasteurize our products (as many producers do!!) or use heat to seal our jars, we would kill all the beneficial bacteria. We keep our products raw and free from heat in order to bring you a delicious, live, probiotic food.
Q.. WHAT IS FERMENTATION?
A.. Fermentation is the natural chemical breakdown of bio-foods by bacteria and microorganisms. Here at The Sauerkraut Company, we are working with bacteria to produce lactic acid, which sours our crispy vegetables, lowers the pH and ultimately preserves our products.
Q.. WHY ARE FERMENTED FOODS GOOD FOR ME?
A.. Fermented foods are best known as transporters of beneficial bacteria, otherwise known as probiotics. Our gut should ideally have a healthy population of these beneficial bacteria, and eating naturally fermented foods is the best way to replenish and help maintain that population. These bacteria aid in overall digestion and elimination, acting as a natural internal cleanser. Having a healthy population of gut bacteria also helps you absorb the nutrients from all the other food you eat. Fermented foods are high in vitamin C, acting as a natural immunity booster, and they're delicious! We believe that good food is the most potent form of medicine.
Q.. HOW LONG DO YOUR PRODUCTS FERMENT?
A.. We like to give our products plenty of time to sit, ferment and develop a symphony of flavours. We test our ferments often, and package them only when they are ready, which differs throughout the year depending on the ambient temperatures. Generally, we let our products ferment anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks. Most of our products ferment for between 3-6 weeks.
Q.. ARE YOUR PRODUCTS RAW, VEGAN AND GLUTEN FREE?
A.. Yes! All our products are raw, vegan and gluten free. Period!
Q.. THE SAUERKRAUT I RECEIVED THROUGH THE POST FROM THE SAUERKRAUT COMPANY HAS SEEPED A LITTLE LIQUID? IS THIS NORMAL?
A.. It's okay! Please don't worry, your Sauerkraut or Kimchi Kraut is still absolutely fine to eat, as long as it doesn't look or smell off. The reason your jar is overflowing is because the lovely kraut has started to ferment again. This is because at some point during its journey to you, it became warm. Just pop it in the fridge for a couple of hours, and enjoy it with your very next meal! Keeping our krauts cool, slows the fermentation to a virtual stop, this will keep your krauts delicious and crunchy, and stop it from bubbling over.
Q.. DO I NEED TO REFRIGERATE ALL PRODUCTS FROM THE SAUERKRAUT COMPANY?
A.. Yes, put your krauts in the fridge before opening! This will slow the fermentation process to a virtual halt, and keep your kraut deliciously crunchy.
Q.. I DIDN'T HEAR A "POP" WHEN I OPENED MY JAR OF SAUERKRAUT OR KIMCHI KRAUT FROM THE SAUERKRAUT COMPANY, IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH IT?
A.. Nothing is wrong. Because we don't use heat, we don’t vacuum seal lids onto our jars. We pack each jar by hand, and tightly screw each lid closed. Despite the fact that you don't hear a POP, your jar is totally safe to eat.
Q.. HOW LONG ARE THE PRODUCTS FROM THE SAUERKRAUT COMPANY GOOD FOR?
A.. We print a "Best Before End" date on each label. We believe our krauts to be at thier best before that date. …. best flavour, texture and appearance.
TO BE CLEAR...
WE NEVER ADD OR USE THE FOLLOWING:
WE ONLY USE THE FOLLOWING:
ONLY ORGANIC INGREDIENTS…