Aktualisiert: Sept 7
One of our more popular Ferments combines the noble Sauerkraut with a Superfood Spirulina.
This combination is a super tasty powerhouse.
Combining sea vegetables with Krauts has been quite trendy in the recent years & it yielded yummy results. We also wanted to give it a try, but we opted for Spirulina instead.
So what is Spirulina? It's a blue-green algae & is a food supplement or dietary supplement & it dates back to at least 16th century, when the Aztecs were harvesting it from Lake Texoco, in Mexico.
There's a lot of information about the health benefits of Spirulina, as well as about its nutritional content. Here's just one compilation from spirulinanb.com (1*)
To find out more, all you have to do is google "Spirulina health benefits".
But what is more important for us is that Spirulina becomes more bio-available when it's fermented. And that's the reason why we mix it with Sauerkraut & why we ferment it.
As a Ferment, it is surprisingly easy to make & here are the main ingredients for it:
So, the white cabbage, carrots & Spirulina. Here, we have tablets but powder would be even better. Especially that we grind it into a powder anyway.
Now, let's take a look how we make it.
Here are the Sauerkraut ingredients again.
First we start with cabbage.
And then the carrots.
Next comes the unrefined sea salt & our stones.
Once the juices come out, we add pureed garlic & onions & if necessary we add some water & we adjust the salt amount.
Then, it's time for our star ingredient.
And voila! time for the Fermentation crock.
Finally, when the time is ripe, we transfer the Spirulina Kraut into the retail jars.
And now it's your turn to enjoy it. Once the jars are closed & cleaned up, they go into the fridge. Once they are there, you can pick one or two to take home. You can also enjoy it as a part of our Ferment Dégustation plate, as seen on the pic below.
It's that easy!
Ingredients: White Cabbage, Carrots, Unrefined Sea Salt, Spirulina, Onions & Garlic