Homemade Turmeric Sauerkraut: Boosts the Digestion & Strengthens the Immunity

Fermented foods should be a part of everyone’s diet as they can offer so many different health benefits and an exceptional taste that goes great in so many different combinations. According to Amy New Nostalgia, fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, etc. have the capacity to strengthen the immunity, up your nutrient levels, better the digestion, elevate the good bacteria in the gut, and more!

Regardless of age, most people these days would benefit immensely from these foods as a lot of them struggle with a poor gut balance, i.e. too much bad bacteria and too little good bacteria.

The Power of Turmeric

Did you know that turmeric is highly beneficial as a natural cure for a long list of health issues, from pain and inflammation to IBS, diabetes, and depression? When you add it to sauerkraut, you additionally boost its effects and make sauerkraut even healthier- a real superfood!

With this in mind, in today’s article, we will present a recipe for one of the tastiest fermented foods ever, i.e. sauerkraut with turmeric! It is not just healthy, but tasty and you will love it!

Recipe for Homemade Turmeric Sauerkraut

You will need:

A mason jar, sterilized

A cabbage, medium-sized

One leek

A tbsp of Himalayan or sea salt

A tbsp of grated turmeric

A tbsp of grated ginger

A garlic knob

Content from 2 probiotic capsules

A rubber band

Preparation: Clean the cabbage and then put one leaf aside. Now, wash and slice the leek and then chop the cabbage. Place the cabbage into a big bowl and add the salt and the remaining ingredients. With clean hands, begin to “massage” the cabbage so that it begins to break down and release juices. Transfer the content into the jar.

Push it down so that all of the cabbage is beneath its juice. Leave sufficient amount at the bottom- do not fill it to the end and cover it with the cabbage leaf. Attach it with a rubber band. Note down the date of making; sauerkraut is best when consumed after eight days.

When you notice bubbles forming and rising towards the top, it means that the sauerkraut has begun to ferment. The sauerkraut should taste tart and its texture should be crunchy. Once it ferments, keep it in the fridge. Enjoy!

How to Consume Sauerkraut?

  • As an ingredient in green salads
  • Mixed with scrambled eggs
  • In sandwiches
  • Combined in smoothies
  • As a topping for pizza
  • As pasta dressing
  • As a healthy snack