Do you throw out sauerkraut juice?
If you do, you are throwing out a healthy, delicious and amazingly versatile liquid!
If you are into fermented foods, you probably already know the amazing health benefits of a properly made sauerkraut. Not only is it packed with vitamins and nutrients, it also has a high dose of fiber and probiotics to feed your healthy gut bacteria and improve your digestive system.
Don’t let your sauerkraut juice or brine go to waste! Keep reading and find out 7 ways to use sauerkraut juice:
If you are okay with its sour tangy taste, this is a quick way to get a healthy dose of probiotics. Always keep in mind that probiotics in food form are much more absorbable by your body than pills.
Many sauces and dressings need some kind of acidity to make them tangy and flavorful, like vinegar or lemon juice. However, those ingredients can be substituted with sauerkraut juice, making it a delicious and healthy option for your salads!
If you taste your food and you think it needs more salt, try adding sauerkraut juice instead for an instant flavor boost. Truth is most veggies taste incredibly better with a bit of acidity.
Dips are usually so addicting because they have a delicious balance of salty and tangy. So now you know, next time you make hummus, salmon cream cheese or caramelized onion bacon dips, try adding sauerkraut juice instead of lemon juice or vinegar, for a fun & healthy twist!
You can also add sauerkraut juice to a savory and refreshing cocktail like a Michelada or a Bloody Mary.
Did you know that acid flavors tenderize the meat faster and cut down on cooking time by breaking down the protein bonds? You won’t get the same healthy benefits after heating up sauerkraut juice though, so this one is for flavor purposes only. If you want the full benefits, it is better to enjoy it in its raw form.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that the probiotics and nutrients found in sauerkraut juice are just as beneficial for our pets as they are for us! You can start by adding a teaspoon of sauerkraut juice splashed over your pets food (or even less if they are small) and increase the amount as needed.
As you can see, sauerkraut juice is a very versatile liquid!
The next time you have some leftovers, why don´t you try at least 1 of the above uses listed in this article?
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Fermented vegetables are delicious, loaded with probiotics, and easy to make at home. Mason jars are the perfect vessel to ferment in: they're easy to find, fit perfectly in kitchen cupboards, are dishwasher safe, and versatile. That's why Masontops created an entire suite of products for fermenting vegetables in Mason jars.
Our Basic Vegetable Fermentation Set has all the standard tools needed to start fermenting probiotic-rich vegetables in Mason jars.
With this set you can weigh your vegetables below the brine and automatically vent fermentation gas. If you're a beginner and also want some recipes and tamper, checkout The Complete Fermentation Kit. It includes all of these great products, plus a Pickle Packer vegetable tamper for making sauerkraut and a free recipe book.
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