I think that making sauerkraut is a little more work than the other recipes though, because you have to cut out a piece of the cabbage that is about the same size as the lid.
The web site for the Perfect Pickler is www.perfectpickler.com. They also have some videos and instructions. You can also find some Perfect Pickler videos on Youtube.
Here is an amazon link to the Perfect Pickler. It is my amazon affiliate link. There are other associated items as well as reviews on the product.
You might be asking, why should we even eat fermented foods? What are the benefits?
Fermented foods, like pickles and sauerkraut, contain probably trillions of beneficial bacteria that we need to have. In our modern Western diet, we are lacking many nutrients. We have a lot of diseases that we didn't have years ago, and we wonder why.
Hippocrates believed that all health begins in the gut. He is probably at least partially, if not completely correct.
Here is an excerpt from www.eatingwell.com, written by Lisa D'Agrosa M.S. R.D.
The trillions of tiny creatures living in our bodies have been making headlines lately—and for good reasons. These good bacteria—particularly those in our gut—may improve digestion, boost immunity and—according to some preliminary studies—they may even help us get leaner. Research is still emerging on just how important these mighty microbes might be for our health, but the early results are promising. There’s plenty you can do now to encourage their growth. The most effective way is by eating foods packed with probiotics—good bacteria that live in your gut and show up in fermented foods. Add these seven fermented foods to your diet for a healthy dose of probiotics.
This helps us understand the importance of eating fermented food. I remember hearing a story told by my mom, of a lady who was a friend of the family, who was found to have terminal cancer. The woman chose to make cabbage soup every night. She never died of cancer.
I don't think that the cabbage soup was necessarily fermented, but it does show the power of the cancer inhibiting properties of cabbage. Combine a vegetable like cabbage with the process of fermentation, and see what a powerful food it turns out to be!
So, the choice is up to us. We can spend some quality time in the kitchen, making things that will benefit our health, or, we can just go to the grocery store and pick up almost any kind of food item that is already made. We know that making pickles and sauerkraut involves work, but what rewarding work it is! It can benefit us immensely if we just follow the rules, work hard, and don't live our lives for convenience.
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