Pineapple Turmeric Kraut

Pineapple Turmeric Kraut

Tripple Anti-Inflamatory Punch

You can eat the kraut and drink the juice, known as a gut shot.

You will need:
*½ pineapple including core (chopped)
*1 tbsp ground turmeric
*1 tbsp fresh ginger (grated)
*1 tbsp sea salt
Brine:
*1 tbsp Sea Salt
*1 tbsp Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
*4 cups purified water

I used my large fermentation jar with airlock for this project. I wanted ample juice and kraut. You can put the kraut into several mason jars or look into a large fermentation jar with airlock: here. There are so many options these days. Explore and try some out!

 

 

IMG_0064 I used my food processor to shred the whole head but you can easy do this with a kitchen knife. I used a extra large bowl to get everything mixed well.

IMG_0065I am only using a half a pineapple but please use the core! Cut into 1/2 inch squares or chop small.

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IMG_0068Add the cabbage, pineapple, turmeric, ginger (chopped or grated on a microplane), and salt.  Massage. PUT ON GLOVES the turmeric will stain your hands. Or you can use a macerator to puns a bit after you mix with a spoon. Let rest for at least 15 minutes. The  juices will start to flow out of the mixture.

IMG_0069Next tightly pack into your jar(s) of choice. Mix your brine. Pour your brine over. I have been reading lately about the benefits of leaving your kraut to ferment for 4 weeks. 4-10 days does produce a fermented product but to further let it ferment for 4 full weeks allows for the kraut to go through three full stages of bacterial growth (beneficial bacterial growth). The kraut must be oxygen free which is why I am using the airlock system this time. If you are not do the general 7-10 day kraut. Your kraut will still be full of Leuconostoc mesenteries (first stage).

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IMG_0084Please drink the juice for gut health! I have read others even add it to champagne or mix into cocktails!

Recipe and information credit go to: http://www.foodrenegade.com & http://www.fermentedfoodlab.com

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