Did you know …?
Sauerkraut is known as one of the oldest preserved food in human history. It says, even Hippokrates estimated Sauerkraut as healthy food.
In times, when fridges hadn’t been invented, Sauerkraut was very important food to get over hard winters. The preserved cabbage was one of the only and best source for Vitamin C and other valuable ingredients.
Did you know that the conqueror James Cook took barrels of Sauerkraut on their exploration tours? Eating Sauerkraut prevented the seamen before the terrible disease Skorbut.
Until today, Sauerkraut is a tasty and valuable food. In traditional German cuisine it plays a big role as side dish. But Sauerkraut also fits perfectly with Burger, quiches, sandwichs or pizza. (See some recipe ideas here)
Germany is a typical country for cultivation of cabbage. Tons of white cabbage are cultivated every year and processed to Sauerkraut. Here, also the pasteurized Sauerkraut was born: In 1932, Hengstenberg invented it and sold it in tins. Today Sauerkraut is also filled in jars or pouches.