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Old 11-04-2011, 05:32 PM   #31
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What is New Kraut?

Traditional sauerkraut is a fermented pickle - the cabbage is heavily salted, and as the liquid is thus extracted, natural yeasts and bacteria grow, producing acids which pickle the cabbage.

New kraut is more like a refrigerator pickle - the cabbage is soaked in a brine of salt, sugar and white vinegar (with or without other spices/flavorings). This produces a kraut with a bit more texture, more sweetness, and less overall sourness than the traditional kraut.
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:21 PM   #32
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Thanks for explaining the difference Dr G. Your explanation makes a lot of sense. Welcome to DC.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:06 PM   #33
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Very interesting and informative, Dr! Welcome!
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:55 AM   #34
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welcome, doc.

i buy ba tampte brand pickled stuff now and then. i'll have to look for it more often knowing it's the last holdout in brooklyn.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:46 AM   #35
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Bubbies sauerkraut is quite good. Slightly crisp but with good flavor.
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:57 PM   #36
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The other day I bought what I thought was Sourkraut. When I ate it though it did not have much of a tang. Upon closer inspection of the lable it seems I bought New Kraut instead of Sour Kraut. I had never heard of New Kraut. I am guessing it just has not been in the pickling liquid as long maybe. Does anyone know what it is?
Kraut is simply german for cabbage. Being german I could understand if they called it fermented cabbage instead of cabbage, but they called it sour cabbage. A very practical and pragmatic people don't you think. On another note, I don't think they could stop the fermentation absolutely by the time it was canned. Maybe they are covering all bases.
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:00 PM   #37
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Bubbies sauerkraut is quite good. Slightly crisp but with good flavor.
Are you kidding? At the price I saw in store the other day, you could use it for money!
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