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Definition of the noun sauerkraut

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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.


Sauerkraut a.k.a. Sauerkraut (Helme Heine): Sauerkraut is a German television series.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sauerkraut

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Google previewThe Country Cooking of France (2012)

by Anne Willan

Ready—'prepared sauerkraut is, ofcourse, available canned orpackaged. Assembling the meats toflavor the sauerkraut is the major task, but cooking them is quite simple. Curedpork and sausages varyfrom 'place to place, even within Alsace, ...

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 previewMaking It (2011)

Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World by Kelly Coyne, Knutzen Erik

Sauerkraut The flavor offresh, raw sauerkraut is a revelation. It's also surprisingly versatile. A classic kraut is fermented into heady pungency. Its sour, tangyflavor is the perfect complement to meats. Butyou can also make kraut that's crisp and ...

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 previewPickles & Relishes (1997)

From apples to zucchini, 150 recipes for preserving the harvest by Andrea Chesman

Sauerkraut Is a Brined Pickle Sauerkraut is easy to make, keeps well, and is low in calories and delicious to eat. It can be made with green cabbage, as is traditional, or you can kraut red cabbage, head lettuce, Chinese cabbage, or even ...

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 previewTextbook Of Biotechnology (2008)

by Dr. Chandrawati Jee Shagufta, Chandrawati Jee

Sauerkraut is a neatly shredded cabbage which has been allowed to undergo natural lactic acid fermentation in the presence of a small amount of salt. It is produced commercially in most northern and eastern European countries.

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Safety (2013)

Sauerkraut Europe White cabbage and salt 1.5% and 2,3-butanediol Lactic acid, acetic acid, and ethanol 3.8 Streptococcus thermophilus; T, Trichosporon spp.; Wc, Weissella confusa; Y, yeast. cereals, such as in the Korean product sik-hae in ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of American Women at War (2013)

From the Home Front to the Battlefields by Lisa Tendrich Frank

Following the capture of Rome on June 5, 1944, Lauwers helped implement Operation Sauerkraut, a counterintelligence mission that capitalized on the chaos following the failed assassination of Adolf Hitler by subordinates. By dispersing ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands (2005)

by Max Quanchi, John Robson

In an effort to discover a supplement to salted meat and the standard ship biscuits , numerous experiments were carried out— portable soup, citrus fruit, lemon kob, sauerkraut, Kerguélen cabbage, malt wort (based on a paste promoted by ...

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (2013)

by Professor Joan Shelley Rubin, Professor Scott E. Casper

A strong German influence was manifested in sweet and sour pickling of vegetables, homemade wheat noodles, sauerkraut, numerous dishes served at one meal (the “groaningboard”), sausage, milkbased dishes, and cheeses that ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1901)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

Sauerkraut, a preparation of the common white cabbage, in extensive use in Germany and the north of Europe. The cabbages are gathered when they have formed firm white hearts, are sliced or cut fine, and then placed in a succession of thin ...

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Scrabble value of S1A1U1E1R1K5R1A1U1T1

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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