Authentic organic, exceptional sauerkraut that is grown, fermented, and packed by a single family - the Hirzels. Sweet cabbage is hand harvested, cored, shredded, and lactic acid fermented with Eden Sea Salt for at least six weeks. Over nine decades of experience, traditional methods, and one family’s care from seedling, to field, to jar give Eden Sauerkraut sought after character and beneficial qualities. An ancient health food. No untoward ingredients whatsoever. Glass jar packed. .
Organic Eden Sauerkraut is made of sweet cabbage from rich organic soil, tended, harvested, and fermented by the Hirzel family. Since 1923 they have been growing cabbage and making sauerkraut as their family did in Switzerland. On-site organic composting operations enrich the soil to grow more delicious, nutrient dense food. The Midwest's hot summer days and cool nights help produce exceptional cabbage. These factors coupled with generations of know-how make big differences.
Cabbage is washed, cored, and shredded, then lactic acid fermented with Eden Sea Salt for at least six weeks. Artisan management of the fermentation cannot be computerized. Generations of experienced, traditional methods, and one family's care in seed selection to seedling, to the field, during growing, harvesting, and in fermentation management creates a sauerkraut of considerable value. Eden Sauerkraut has traditional homemade flavor and wonderful efficacy.
Fermented food can be extremely beneficial. Sauerkraut fermentation produces isothiocyanates with flavor common to wasabi, horseradish, mustard, radish, watercress, and capers. These compounds are garnering great interest in food science and medicine for their efficacies. Fermentation produces many healthy compounds not found in raw foods. "We are finding that fermented cabbage could be healthier than raw or cooked," said Eeva-Liisa Ryhanen, Ph.D., research manager of MTT Agrifood Research Finland. Fermentation produces organic acids and enzymes that make cabbage easier to digest and aid in digestion of food in general. They also boost immune strength. This research adds to the growing number of studies showing cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables are the best source of many healthful phytonutrient.
Jim from Pennsylvania had this to say about organic Eden Sauerkraut, "I am 100% Pennsylvanian German and come from a family of eight children and two of the most wonderful parents a guy could ask for. We were all born during, or just after The Great Depression, and during WWII. Like so many families of the time, we were very low income and assisted in the task of survival by growing vegetables in a large garden and a 1/2 acre truck patch. Of primary importance in the truck patch was the cabbage crop that eventually became Knauss Sauerkraut. My father, 'Pappy' Sam's sauerkraut was renowned throughout the area as the best there was! We made the kraut every year on a particular day using earthenware crocks and with equipment that was my grandfather's, handed down to my father. The kraut supply allowed us to have our pork, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes once a week for 9 months. What a glorious dish it made, and believe me there were no leftovers. I am now 69 years old and have finally found in your Eden Organic Sauerkraut, a kraut that measures up to my dad's. I wanted you to know, it is the best store bought kraut I have ever tasted. And I know Kraut! Thanks for the wonderful kraut and for stirring up those precious memories of more simple and wonderful times."
Superb benefits, delicious flavor, and fine crispy texture of pure and purifying organic Eden Sauerkraut is a joy. Use on sandwiches, in salads, vegetable dishes, soups and stews, or casseroles. It is an excellent side dish or snack. Try adding it to guacamole for delightful flavor. Naturally occurring citric acid in sauerkraut helps to preserve the bright green color of avocado. edenfoods.com/recipes has many free recipes including Sauerkraut Guacamole.
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