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Vitamin C-abbage

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As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.Charles Morgan


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Captain Cook was one of the first people to make cultured sauerkraut a healing modality. When he took his first vessel and crew on a long voyage in 1768, a violent storm arose. The waves tossed the ship about violently, and many crewmen were injured. To save the men from gangrene, the ship’s doctor made poultices of the cultured cabbage on board to apply to their wounds.

Vitamin C and kraut

Cook was one of the first ship captains to recognize that a lack of Vitamin C in a sailor’s diet (due mostly to a lack of fresh fruit and vegetables) caused scurvy, a terrible disease that killed millions of sailors in those times. Captain Cook always sailed with barrels of fermented cabbage (7,860 pounds of sauerkraut, to be exact) which he insisted the sailors eat. Scurvy was never a problem on his ships because cultured cabbage contained lots of Vitamin C. This is good news for you, too. We all need lots of Vitamin C on a regular basis and fermented cabbage is a fantastic way to get it.

Cultured Cabbage is a Super Food!

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Cabbage has about 30 mg of Vitamin C per cup, but guess what happens to cabbage when you ferment it? Cornell University found that fermented sauerkraut can have as much as 600 to 700 mg per cup! You also get the boost of probiotics that gives cultured kraut super powers!

Vitamin C has become one of the most important nutrients for me.  I have found it is hugely important for the adrenals. The body rapidly uses up available Vitamin C during infection or stress. My life has more demands on me than ever and extra vitamin C keeps my adrenals functioning properly. I just can’t think of a better way to get your Vitamin C than in this powerful food.

Here are some of my favorite kraut recipes. I have a lot of them!

 

Apple Kraut
Apples and kraut are a wonderful combination and one I use a lot when I'm making kraut. Apples are a prebiotic and...
Blueberry Spinach Kraut
This pairs well with sprouted tortilla chips. They are becoming more popular and there are several on the market no...
Christmas Kraut
Unbelievably good kraut that tastes like Christmas!! Feel free to experiment and add different seasonings, like a p...
Flu Prevention: Cultured Veggies
These are a little spicy, and a little sweet and sour. They are wonderful for digesting your food, building up your...
Fruity Kraut
You can change this up with all kinds of fruit, Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries etc. Mix it up and have fun...
Kimchi
Kimchi is an ancient dish that Koreans have been making for centuries. In fact, it is their national dish, and I’...
Orangeade Kraut
This recipe does not use a culture package, but you can add one if you'd like. You must add salt with this method t...
Shelley's Cultured Vegetables
I have an Original version of Shelley's Cultured veggies. It has added minerals and prebiotics added to it. Super y...
Wisdom Kraut
Everyone who tastes this describes it differently. Some say that it tastes like bread stuffing or spicy sweet potat...

 

8 Responses to "Vitamin C-abbage"
  1. I have been brewing kombucha for a few months now.The scobyhas a number of sub layers which are separating and there is sediment at the bottom to the container.Do I need to do some maintenance ,and if so what do I do?or should I just leave it as it is working very well as it is?

  2. By mistake I used 2 cups of sugar instead of 1 to 3 quarts of water in kombucha. It’s been 10 dAys and it’s still too sweet. How long can I leave it? Can it spoil?

  3. Hi im wondering how come you use water in your kraut recipes when other recipes I’ve used just pound the cabbage which creates it’s own liquid? Is either a better way? Thanks.

  4. Fermented Cabbage comes through again! I have always had trouble with soil-borne fungi in my backyard garden. Powdery Mildew, anthracnose, septoria leafspot, you name it. I heard that some people use milk (diluted with 9 parts water) to inoculate their plants with lactobacillus, in order to fight fungal diseases. I tried it with juice from my fermented cole slaw and so far so good. Not one speck of mildew or other fungi on my plants!

  5. Here’s another kraut recipe for you. Make your basic kraut and add sliced sweet onion, organic garlic, dill weed and caraway seed. I don’t have any measures for the ingredients…just put in what looks good to you. This is totally awesome kraut!! I can’t get enough of it

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