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How much salt should be added to sauerkraut: it will be stored for a long time and will turn out to be healthy

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How to cook sauerkraut correctly. Source: depositphotos.com

Sauerkraut is a healthy alternative to a variety of canned salads. You don't need to use vinegar to cook this vegetable. But it is worth figuring out how much salt to add for the perfect taste.

Dr. NataliaPrysiazhniuk (natalya_prysyazhnyuk) shared her advice on how much salt to add to sauerkraut to make it safe for health on her Instagram page.

How much salt should be added to sauerkraut: it will be stored for a long time and will turn out to be healthy

The salt in sauerkraut inhibits the activity of negative bacteria, thereby promoting the development of lactic acid bacteria.

How much salt should be added to sauerkraut: it will be stored for a long time and will turn out to be healthy

The expert notes that to achieve the greatest benefit, sauerkraut should contain 0.5% salt. This means that you need to take half a teaspoon of salt for 1 kg of cabbage (this is about 3.5-5 g of salt).

How much salt should be added to sauerkraut: it will be stored for a long time and will turn out to be healthy

Our ancestors always added caraway seeds to cabbage - it helps reduce gas formation in the intestines.

To get the full benefit of cabbage, you need to eat it within a month after fermentation.

How much salt should be added to sauerkraut: it will be stored for a long time and will turn out to be healthy

If you do not tolerate sauerkraut, start with a daily amount of 10-15 g/day. The optimal amount is 60-100 g/day (4-7 tbsp).

According to Natalia Prysiazhniuk, sauerkraut is good for you

  • It treats the intestines and reduces constipation.
  • Eliminates dysbiosis.
  • Reduces depression.
  • Treats the heart and blood vessels.
  • Helps to reduce weight, sugar and cholesterol levels.

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