What is Sauerkraut and Where to Buy Sauerkraut

What is sauerkraut and where can you buy it?

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Discover what sauerkraut is, where to shop for it, and how to use it in our ingredient glossary

What is sauerkraut?

Sauerkraut is a type of fermented cabbage. The cabbage is thinly sliced and salted, and then left to produce lactic acid. It’s this that preserves the cabbage and gives it its signature sour flavour. Sauerkraut is popular in Germany and other central European countries and is thought to be good for the gut, thanks to its natural probiotics.

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Where to buy sauerkraut

Dawtona Sauerkraut, £1.39/900g, Tesco

Loving Foods Organic Sauerkraut, £8.49/500g, Amazon

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Sauerkraut recipes

Crispy spud salad with sauerkraut, ham hock and peas

Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) is not only healthy and good for your gut but its distinct flavour lifts this simple salad with super crisp potatoes and salty ham.

Pea and Ham Hock Salad Recipe with Crispy Spuds and Sauerkraut