If you like sauerkraut, you need to try the products being produced by Cleveland Kraut. Even if you do not normally care for sauerkraut, you still need to give them a try. I have had three of their kraut products and have loved each one so far. These folks truly have a gift of knowing the perfect blend of ingredients where each come through with none over powering another.
Fresh fermented beets and carrots make the Beet Red kraut earthy & tart. Add a beautiful bite to meat dishes, hot dogs, and salads paired with goat cheese. Cleveland Kraut
Red Cabbage, Beets, Carrots, Kosher Salt
The great irony with my love of this product is I do not normally care for the taste of beets nor that of carrots. Yet, the earthy sweet flavor of these two ingredients come through to compliment the tartness of the kraut. The beets and carrots provide a superb touch of natural sweetness and crunch. There is a hint of pickled beets that comes through the flavor, yet it is only a hint. The carrots are also not prominent, but you do know they are there. I can think of many foods I could pair Beet Red with, but this morning decided on pan seared, chili lime seasoned salmon with scrambled eggs topped with habanero hot sauce.
Sauerkraut is a low calorie, genuinely healthy food that is rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Its probiotics also help your body absorb these nutrients more easily. It is a food that should be added into your diet if you have never tried it.
Health benefits of sauerkraut:
Sauerkraut is a rich source of immune-boosting probiotics and nutrients.
For starters, the bacteria that populate your gut can have a strong influence on your immune system. The probiotics found in sauerkraut help improve the balance of bacteria in your gut, which keeps your gut lining healthy.
A stronger gut lining helps prevent unwanted substances from “leaking” into your body and causing an immune response.
Maintaining a healthy gut flora also helps prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and may even boost the production of natural antibodies.
Moreover, regularly consuming probiotic-rich foods like sauerkraut may reduce your risk of developing infections such as the common cold and urinary tract infections.
If you do get sick, regularly consuming probiotic-rich foods may help you recover faster and could reduce your chance of needing antibiotics by around 33%.
In addition to being a rich source of probiotics, sauerkraut is also rich in vitamin C and iron, both of which contribute to a healthy immune system.
In particular, upping your vitamin C intake when you have the common cold may help you get rid of symptoms more quickly. (1)