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Definition of the noun sauerkraut

What does sauerkraut mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sauerkrauts

  1. shredded cabbage fermented in brine
    • examples: Yes, sausage and sauerkraut please. | I eat sauerkraut every morning. | As incredible as it may seem, she ordered a knuckle of ham with sauerkraut.
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic word: dish = a particular item of prepared food

Alternative definition of the noun sauerkraut


  1. A dish made by fermenting finely chopped cabbage.


Sauerkraut, directly translated: "sour cabbage", is finely cut cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria, including Leuconostoc, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus. It has a long shelf life and a distinctive sour flavor, both of which result from the lactic acid that forms when the bacteria ferment the sugars in the cabbage. Sauerkraut is also used as a condiment upon various foods, such as meat dishes and hot dogs.

  • also known as Sauerkraut, canned, solids and liquids


"Sauerkraut" is a book by A. W. Bitting.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sauerkraut

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Google previewRecipes for Longer Life (1982)

by Ann Wigmore

Sauerkraut is a vitamin-producing food which has been a boon to us for centuries, regulating our digestive processes,

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Raw (2008)

by Bo Rinaldi, Mark Reinfeld

Sauerkraut is a delicious addition to the live food repertoire. It involves fermenting cabbage, a technique said to originate in China and used since ancient times. Before refrigeration, fermenting vegetables was a way to store staple foods for ...

Google previewReal Food Fermentation (2012)

Preserving Whole Fresh Food with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen by Alex Lewin

SAUERKRAUT IS A FOOD whose salient ingredient is lacto-fermented Sauerkraut has a colorful history. It has existed in one form or another, by one name or another, for at least several thousand years. Evidence has been found of sauerkraut ...

Google previewHandbook of Fermented Functional Foods, Second Edition (2008)

by Edward R.(Ted) Farnworth

Sauerkraut is a German term meaning “sour cabbage”; this food has became popular in the United States and other...

Today, sauerkraut is an important industry that makes ...

Google previewBacteria, Yeasts, and Molds in the Home (1903)

by Herbert William Conn

Sauerkraut is a preparation which is allowed to undergo an incipient decomposition the flavors of which give the peculiar character to this food. That sauerkraut is a harmless food product is, of course, perfectly evident. In the general class of ...

Google previewPapaya the Medicine Tree (2003)

by Harald W. Tietze

To avoid calcium deficiency, it was common to add egg- shell flour to the sauerkraut. Sauerkraut is a very effective herb and not only a food mainly eaten by the Germans. Sauerkraut means sour-herb. For Papaya (Pawpaw) The Medicine Tree ...

Google previewThe Fast Track One-Day Detox Diet (2005)

Boost metabolism, get rid of fattening toxins, safely lose up to 8 pounds overnight and keep them off for good by Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S.

Sauerkraut is a natural source oflactic acid, a highly beneficial organic acid that results from the fermentation or culturing offoods. Of all the organic acids formed during the fermentation process, lactic acid is the most powerful inhibitor of the ...

Google previewThe Southern Agriculturist and Register of Rural Affairs (1828)

Adapted to the Southern Section of the United States

Sauerkraut is a kind of food of which every family stores up, in proportion to its size, one or more large casks ; and, at this time of the year, (October and November,) the market-places are crowded with huge white pyramids of cabbages, (all ...

Google previewBulletin (1914)

by Virginia. Dept. of Agriculture and Commerce

Sauerkraut is the product obtained by the natural fermentation (mostly lactic acid) of sound cabbage. The cabbage family originates in the Germanic and Slavic countries, and the cabbage was one of the first foods to be preserved. Method of ...

Google previewUniversity of Pennsylvania Law Review and American Law Register (1914)

Held: Sauerkraut is a staple, commercial commodity whose market value can be easily and accurately ascertained 578 UNIVERSITY OF PEN NSYLVANIA LA IV REVIEW.

Google previewBrain Fuel (2010)

199 Mind-Expanding Inquiries into the Science of Everyday Life by Dr. Joe Schwarcz

Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage, meaning that bacteria have converted some of the sugars in the cabbage to lactic acid. This acid is a good preservative and also gives the cabbage a characteristic taste. Sauerkraut is an excellent source of ...

Google previewUniversity of Pennsylvania Law Review (1914)

Held: Sauerkraut is a staple, commercial commodity whose market value can be easily and accurately ascertained 578 INIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA LA W REVIEW.

Google preview500 (Practically) Fat-Free One-Pot Recipes (2013)

by Sarah Schlesinger

Sauerkraut is a fermented mixture of ...

Google previewCharcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing (2005)

by Brian Polcyn, Michael Ruhlman

A classic sauerkraut is a pure form of pickling: sliced cabbage is salted, weighted and covered, and left in a cool place to ferment, the ...

Google previewIntelligent Data Mining (2005)

Techniques and Applications by Da Ruan, Guoqing Chen, Etienne E. Kerre

Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005 * Sauerkraut is a form of pickled cabbage. Some people Granular Nested Causal Complexes.

Google previewQueenan Country (2007)

A Reluctant Anglophile's Pilgrimage to the Mother Country by Joe Queenan

Sauerkraut is a Welsh invention, as are muffler repair, postcards, variable ...

Google previewThe Everything Raw Food Recipe Book (2009)

by Mike Snyder, Nancy Faass

IngredIents | ServeS 10 5 heads green cabbage 2 cups carrots, grated 3 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons caraway seeds Traditional Sauerkraut Sauerkraut is an ancient method of food preservation and a standard in German cuisine.

Google previewThe Federal Reporter (1914)

With Key-number Annotations ...

Sauerkraut is a staple, commercial commodity, whose market value can be easily and accurately ascertained, and which the plaintiff, by the exercise of reasonable diligence, could have procured. The contract in question is wholly executory.

Google previewPlenty (2007)

One Man, One Woman, and a Robust Year of Eating Locally by Alisa Smith, J.B. MacKinnon

Sauerkraut is the simplest preserve. First you buy a bloody huge cabbage, preferably from a farmer who looks like a German opera singer gone to seed. Next you thin-slice that great head, toss it with about three tablespoons of salt for every ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish Food (2010)

by Gil Marks

Sauerkraut. The techniqueofpickling shreddedcabbage withnaturally occurringbacteria, known aslactofermentation, datesback more thantwentyfour hundred yearsto ancient China. In this process, acidifying bacteria foundnaturally inraw ...

Google previewThe Diner's Dictionary (2012)

Word Origins of Food and Drink by John Ayto

sauerkraut The technique of salting down cabbage to preserve and ferment it was familiar to the Romans; the writer Pliny mentions it. But it is as a German ...

Google previewAlexander Dumas Dictionary Of Cuisine (2014)

by Dumas,


Google previewThe Nutrition and Health Dictionary (1995)

by Percy Russell, Anita Williams

sauerkraut 387 saturated fats. Fats that contain a large number of Saturated fatty acids as a part of the fat molecule. Unsaturated fats (oils) contain unsaturated fatty acids. Saturated fat occurs in most animal fat and animal products, for example ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

School Breakfast Program 571 sauerkraut Fermented white CABBAGE. Cabbage is pickled in salt, spices, and cabbage juice by lactic acid-producing bacteria. The lactic acid gives sauerkraut its characteristic sour flavor. Canned sauerkraut ...

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The value of this 10-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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