What is Sauerkraut?

Most people either really love sauerkraut or are not the biggest fan. Whatever category you fall into, you have likely, at one point, wondered, “What is sauerkraut”? Lucky for you, you no longer need to wonder, as we have the answer.

What is Sauerkraut?

Sauerkraut is a German word that literally means, “sour cabbage”. Since we have just answered “What is sauerkraut?” we can probably stop here… but we are not going to. We think this food deserves a little more time and explanation.

Sauerkraut is finely cut cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria. When properly stored, it has a long shelf life and a distinctive sour flavor, both of which result from the lactic acid that forms when the bacteria ferment the sugars in the cabbage.

Let’s take a deeper dive at some interesting, and mostly unknown, facts about sauerkraut.

Hopefully you now have a better understanding as to what sauerkraut is and can share some of these fun facts next time you are enjoying this dish.

If you are looking for some German style sauerkraut to add to your next meal, Five Star Sausage has got you covered. We take great pride in making our German style sauerkraut by using fresh farm cabbage which we hand pick from our gardens. Using pure water from Ohio Nelson Ledges state park makes our sauerkraut always fresh and crunchy!

We use all natural ingredients to make our sauerkraut, and that is our secret for the perfect taste. Always fresh with the perfect texture. Our flavorful and balanced recipe was passed on to our family from several generations ago. Order some today.