Sauerkraut as we know it is has been produced as a way of fermenting and preserving foods for thousands of years.
However, there is much we can do to improve both its flavour and also its nutritional value.
Tibico kefir krauts are unique.
To commence our fermentation process, we fast ferment our ingredients in our primary water kefir. The reason for this is to ensure that all the good bacteria (especially lactobacillus bulgaricus and acidophilus) are in immediate abundance to produce beneficial organic acids and kill off many of the pathogens and undesirables from the soils in which they have been grown.
Yesterday we spent some hours in the Fermentary, observing the live bacteria in our new Red Cabbage, Beetroot, Apple and Caraway. We identified 12 different gut friendly species, teaming with life then eventually your gut.
But in addition to the populations of probiotics, eating a Kefir Kraut full of predigested resistant starches (from the vegetables) creates a prebiotic food that gut bacteria need to be happy and healthy. In return they support your immune system ... of which over 70% of your immunity is centered in the gut.
The benefits of Celtic Salts.
Unlike our competitors Tibico Kefir Kraut is fermented using Celtic Salts. This is in comparison to most sauerkrauts and kimchi's that will use table salt and commercial sea salt.
Celtic Salt isn’t just salt, it contain 82 trace essential minerals, a nutrient-rich variety that is cherished by health enthusiasts.
Sourced from the pristine coastal regions of Brittany, France, Celtic Sea Salt is sun and air-dried, preserving the beneficial trace minerals and electrolytes intact.
But what does this mean for your health? Let’s dive into the specific nutrients this remarkable salt provides, and explore the health benefits associated with them:
Sodium Chloride (85.37% NaCl): Sodium is crucial for maintaining the balance of fluids in our bodies, supporting nerve and muscle function. While excessive sodium can lead to health issues like high blood pressure, the right amount is vital for our bodily functions.
Sulfates (1.26%): Sulfates assist with detoxification processes and promote digestive health by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes.
Calcium (0.25%): This essential mineral strengthens bones and teeth. It also plays a key role in nerve transmission and muscle function.
Magnesium (0.37%): A vital nutrient involved in more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including nerve and muscle function, maintaining a steady heart rhythm, and supporting a healthy immune system.
Potassium (0.09%): As a key electrolyte, potassium helps in nerve function, muscle control, and maintenance of healthy blood pressure levels.
Iron (250.00 mg/kg): Critical for producing hemoglobin, a protein that helps carry oxygen throughout the body, thus preventing anemia and boosting energy levels.
Trace Minerals – Copper, Manganese, and Zinc: These trace minerals support a wide range of bodily functions, including immunity, antioxidant defense, and DNA repair.
In summary, incorporating Celtic Sea Salt into your diet, in moderation, could be a simple yet effective way to enrich your diet with essential minerals and trace elements.