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Sauerkraut. Alex Plaster. How is it made?. Chop up cabbage while sprinkling salt on the cabbage. Add other vegetables such as carrots. Press into dish, cover snugly, wrap in a cloth to keep out flies. Push down on covering to force water out of the cabbage.

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Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

Alex Plaster


How is it made
How is it made?

  • Chop up cabbage while sprinkling salt on the cabbage.

  • Add other vegetables such as carrots.

  • Press into dish, cover snugly, wrap in a cloth to keep out flies.

  • Push down on covering to force water out of the cabbage.

  • After a day or so, check the kraut and scrape off any mold.

  • If it tastes good it is ready, if not let it sit more.


The bacterium
The Bacterium

  • Leuconostocand Lactobacillus are two types of bacteria used to make sauerkraut.

  • Lecunostoc is the bacteria that starts the whole fermentation process.

  • Lactobacillus (meaning acid loving milk bacteria) helps reserve the sauerkraut and aid in its digestion.


Fermentation process
Fermentation Process

  • C6H12O6  ATP+CO2+H2O+Ethanol


Fun fact
FUN FACT!!!

  • Sauerkraut was originally called “kimchi”…


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