How to Make Sauerkraut with Your Kids

It’ll be an afternoon they won’t soon forget!

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Let’s Get Fermenting!

Fermenting is really fun, and the result is highly nutritious. The probiotic bacteria that grow within the sauerkraut goes a long way in improving your gut microbiome.

You’ll Need

  • a cutting board
  • a sharp knife
  • A glass far, preferably a fermentation jar with a burp lid
  • A big mixing bowl, pot, or bucket
  • 2 cabbages
  • A packet of salt
  • A few cloves of garlic
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The Science at Work

The environment you’ve just created inside your jar is one that allows the lactic acid-producing bacteria that naturally live inside cabbage to thrive.

A Word of Caution to this Tale

Don’t eat any sauerkraut that doesn’t seem right. While the process is fairly foolproof, it’s not impossible for something to go wrong.

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You’re All Set!

Fermentation is an exciting way to spend an afternoon with the kids. They’ll have a blast, and you’ll have a jar of delicious and healthy sauerkraut as a reward.

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