Pronounced: SOW-uhr-krowt

Sauerkraut is German for "sour cabbage," but is originally a Chinese invention using rice wine. Today's Sauerkraut is made by fermenting cabbage, salt and spices. Sauerkraut is an excellent source of vitamin C and B.


available year-round

How to select

Sauerkraut can be purchased in cans and jars in the supermarket or fresh out of the crock or in plastic bags in the deli section.

How to prepare

It should be rinsed before using in casseroles, as a side dishes or the classic reuben sandwich.

Matches well with

apples, bacon, beer, brown sugar, caraway seeds, cream, dill, juniper berries, mushrooms, onions, pheasant, pineapples, pork, poatoes, sausages, shallots, tomatoes, white wine

Popular Sauerkraut Recipes