These are a little spicy, and a little sweet and sour. They are wonderful for digesting your food, building up your immune system, and helping your adrenals feel nourished. It is the flavor I love the best. I'm a foodie and it has to taste good! Lactobacillus plantarum is abundant in cultured veggies and has, anti-inflammatory properties. I have found it significantly helps when dealing with a cold flu or virus. In a large scale study done on mice, when they were administered Lactobacillus plantarum, it led to a significant improvement in mouse health and inhibited the virus from proliferation in their lungs. Lactobacillus Plantarum improves immune function and creates resistance against colds and flu while shortening the duration time as well. Lactobacillus plantarum is a transient resident of your body, which means it doesn't last long. It fiercely attacks pathogenic, bad bacteria in our bodies. It helps our own native bacteria grow stronger, and helps us be more resistant to future invasions of pathogens. Your immune system loves this bacteria and with good reason, it keeps order in your gut and will greatly assist you in staying healthy, or helping you recover more quickly if you do get sick. There are lots of prebiotics in this recipe. You'll get gazillions of extra probiotics as the good bacteria feeds off the prebiotic foods such as jicama, apples, oranges, and garlic in this recipe. It's a superstar probiotic recipe that taste so very good!
Storage note: This kraut can be kept in a covered airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to nine months.