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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.

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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 previewLiving Cuisine (2004)

The Art of Spirit of Raw Foods by Renee Loux Underkoffler

Sauerkraut is a tradition of German and Eastern European cuisine and is an indispensable provision for health and longevity. Kimchi is characterized by being spicy and hot with fiery peppers and garlic. Sauerkraut is generally mellower in ...

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 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 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 previewLife (1891)

Sauerkraut is an excellent dish for those who like it and we who are not passionately fond of it must not too strongly blame those who tlo like it for having it on the table as often as possible. But New York is to be congratulated that operatic ...

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

by Mark Reinfeld, Bo Rinaldi

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 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 adds as a part of the fat molecule. Unsatumted 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 ...

Google previewIFIS Dictionary of Food Science and Technology (2009)

by International Food Information Service

Species may cause spoilage of wines, sauerkraut and delicatessen ...

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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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