RAW ORGANIC SAUERKRAUT
A few words about the product
A wonderful superfood!
Consumers have had a great tendency in recent years to enrich their diet with foods produced through the natural process of fermentation. The main reason is that because of everyday stressful experiences, the balance of the digestive system is greatly affected, which as it is widely known, is one of the most important systems of the human body and its poor functioning can lead to a number of diseases. Irritable bowel or other gastrointestinal problems such as bloating, flatulence, gas, and constipation are just a few of the problems a large part of the population is facing now today, leading them to find natural ways of coping and alleviating these symptoms. Raw foods of natural fermentation, according to many studies, can help restore the balance of the digestive system. Such are raw sauerkraut, "live" yogurt, kefir, and kombucha.
Raw sauerkraut is the ultimate source of probiotics and is also rich in fiber, carbohydrates, calcium, vitamins A, C, and K, iron, folic acid, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. According to studies, it helps fight inflammation and restore normal intestinal function, contributes to the digestive process, and maintains a healthy intestinal flora.
Raw sauerkraut is more digestible than raw cabbage and can reduce digestive symptoms such as bloating and gas while having antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Raw sauerkraut "matures" in its own fermented juices and is preserved with all its enzymes, vitamins, and beneficial bacteria without losing any of them through a thermal process. It can also help with certain digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
A study by the University of Copenhagen found that patients with IBS who added fermented cabbage to their diet noticed a reduction in symptoms. A study published in the World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology also found that it can help to lower cholesterol at normal levels. In addition, it can work preventively for diseases such as bladder disorders and strengthen bones, as it is rich in vitamin K.
Differences between Fresh and Pasteurised Sauerkraut
It is true that both types of sauerkraut are made with the same ingredients (cabbage and salt) and with the same method (natural fermentation). What makes them different in terms of their effect on the human body is what happens after the natural fermentation is over.
The major factor that separates fresh sauerkraut from pasteurized is the heat treatment.
After the natural fermentation process, the fresh sauerkraut is packaged and put in the refrigerator, while the pasteurized sauerkraut is further thermally processed after being packaged (boiling the package at high temperatures and while this treatment enables it to stay on the shelf for a very long time, however, it destroys most of the probiotics and other nutrients that the consumer could get from it. One could say that it is an inert-dead food.
It's the age-old confrontation between pasteurization and probiotics.
So even though both sauerkrauts may have the same taste effect, however in choosing the pasteurized one, the very important purpose for which it was made is simply lost, and that is the probiotics.
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Raw Sauerkraut may only need cabbage and salt to be produced, but the natural fermentation process, in which the cabbage carbohydrates are converted to lactic acid in order to produce probiotics, is a difficult and time-consuming process.
Factors such as salinity, temperature, and pH should be checked daily for about 4 weeks to ensure the perfect result.
At the same time, the process of continuously feeding the market is just as difficult, as there must be a constantly fresh product available. In addition, the product continues to ferment in all stages from the premises at the points of sale until it reaches the consumer's plate, reacting and being a living food.
Remember! To have all the probiotics and nutrients of this wonderful superfood unchanged, check the packaging and look for words like Raw unpasteurized, without vinegar or sugar, and refrigerated sauerkraut.
doy-pack 250 gr
|Type: Doy-Pack 250 gr||Unit: Carton|
|Item code: 00944||Items/Cartons: 15|
|Barcode: 5200252760324||Carton weight: 4,12 kg|
|Drained weight: 150 gr||Cartons/layer: 16|
|Net weight: 250 gr||
|Gross weight: 260 gr
|Shelf-life: 8 months||Pallet's weight: 553 kg|
|Dimensions: 11x9 (LxW)||Pallet's height: 1,68 m|