Eden Organic Sauerkraut is made from the finest cabbage grown in nutrient rich organic soil, carefully tended, harvested, and fermented by USA family farmers. They tend hundreds of acres of vital soil enriched by years of sophisticated, on farm composting operations. They take tree leaves, their own organic production by-products and skillfully make rich organic compost. Soil thus enriched retains moisture, does not require irrigation, and produces sturdy high Brix plants. Brix is a measurement of the natural sugar content in foods. This intelligently managed soil, and the hot days and cool nights of a Northern summer produce highly nutritious and delicious cabbage.
Organic cabbage is hand harvested at the peak of its flavor, cored, washed, and shredded. The cabbage is then placed in stainless steel vats with the finest sea salt and fermented for at least six weeks. During the fermentation process the vats are managed in a manner similar to a fine winery. Over eighty years of experience, traditional methods, and family processing from soil to the jar gives Eden Organic Sauerkraut its homemade, old-world character.
Researchers in Finland have found that the process of fermenting cabbage produces isothiocyanates, a class of antioxidant-like compounds. "We are finding that fermented cabbage could be healthier than raw or cooked", said Eeva-Liisa Ryhanen, Ph.D., research manager of MTT Agrifood Research Finland. The fermentation process also produces other healthy compounds and enzymes not found in raw cabbage. Organic acids such as lactic acid that makes cabbage easier to digest, also aid in digestion of food in general. This research adds to the growing number of studies that show cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts are the best source of nutrients called indoles.
Eden Organic Sauerkraut is fat free, cholesterol free, a good source of dietary fiber, and an excellent source of vitamin C. Its pH is between 3.1 to 3.5.
Jim from Pennsylvania had this to say about Eden Organic Sauerkraut, "I am 100% Pennsylvanian German and come from a family of 8 children and two of the most wonderful parents a guy could ever ask for. We were all born during, or just after The Great Depression, and during WWII. Like so many families of that time, we were very low income and assisted in the task of survival by growing vegetables in a large garden and a 1/2 acre truck patch. Of primary importance in the truck patch was the cabbage crop that eventually became Knauss Sauerkraut. My father, "Pappy" Sam's sauerkraut was renowned throughout the area as the best there was! We made the kraut every year on a particular day using earthenware crocks and with equipment that was my grandfather's, handed down to my father. The kraut supply allowed us to have our pork, sauerkraut, and mashed potatoes once a week for 9 months. What a glorious dish it made, and believe me there were no leftovers. I am now 69 years old and have finally found in your Eden Organic Sauerkraut, a kraut that measures up to my dad's. I wanted you to know, it is the best store bought kraut that I have ever tasted. And I know Kraut! Thanks for the wonderful kraut and for stirring up those precious memories of more simple and wonderful times."
Enjoy the superb benefit, delicious flavor, and fine texture of traditionally made Eden Organic Sauerkraut. Use it to make soups and casseroles, in our recipe Sauerkraut Guacamole, on sandwiches, in salads, and vegetable dishes, or simply enjoy it as a snack or side dish.