Golden Beet Sauerkraut

The color of golden beets is quite amazing. Bright yellow and orange beets that have an incredible flavor and make fabulous kraut. The health benefits of beets are quite amazing! Like red beets, golden beets are an incredibly rich source of many health-promoting nutrients. They can help to lower blood pressure, increase blood flow to the heart and arteries, fight inflammation, support liver health, and provide dietary fiber.
I love golden beets. They taste like sunshine!
Servings: 1 gallon

Ingredients

  • 1 package Cutting Edge Culturesor you can use 1/2 cup kefir whey
  • 1 cup Water to mix the starter culture
  • 3 – 4 golden beetsI love these they taste like sunshine
  • 1 head cabbagepurple or green
  • ½ apple
  • 1 inch gingerpeeled and shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Celtic Sea Salt

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Instructions

  • If using the starter culture, stir together the culture and water. Let the mixture sit while you prepare the ingredients—around 10 minutes. If using kefir whey, add it when the recipe calls for culture.
  • Shred the beets, cabbage, apple, and ginger, and assemble them into a large bowl. (you may need a couple of bowls depending on how large of a batch you are making).
  • Add the salt to vegetables and toss to combine.
  • Place the vegetables in 2 ½ gallon jars leaving 2 inches of headroom at the top for expansion.
  • Add Cutting Edge Culture or kefir whey evenly to both jars and cover with water, leaving an inch or two at the top. Your mixture will expand during fermentation.
  • Seal the containers and let it sit on your kitchen counter, out of direct sunlight, for 6 days, then place in the fridge.
  • Check the vegetables every day to make sure they are fully submerged in the water. If they have risen above the water, simply push them down so they are fully covered by the water.

Notes

Storage note: This kraut can be kept in a covered airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to nine months.