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Gluten Free Review: Bubbies Sauerkraut

If you’ve never heard of Bubbies Sauerkraut, fear not. I will tell you about my new favorite thing to eat with just about every meal I eat these days. I’m sure you’ve heard of sauerkraut and you may love it. Or… you may hate it and think it’s mushy and overpowering. This is where Bubbies comes in.

Best part of taking this picture? I had to eat the sauerkraut afterward because it needs to be refrigerated.

My father’s side of the family is German and my dad loved sauerkraut, so we had it often growing up. I enjoyed it, but after trying this brand? Holy cow. It’s amazing. It’s naturally fermented and cured in salt water brine using a lacto-fermentation process. Because of this process, their products contain live cultures and the enzymes that form from a natural fermentation.

Long story short, live cultures = happy guts.

There’s tons of websites out there with info about live cultures, how they aid digestion, improve lactose intolerance, enhance your immunity, and improve nutrient bioavailability (the ease of which a nutrient or vitamin is absorbed into your system), for B vitamins, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium and phosphorus, among others. That’s just a taste of the rabbit hole you could fall into with live cultures.

But back to Bubbies. Even without all the health benefits, this. shit. is. bomb. It’s crunchy and has a surprisingly light taste, with only 5 calories per serving. I’ve eaten it with everything from pastrami sandwiches to roasted chicken and sweet potatoes. To top it all off, cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable and we all know how good those are for you. I mean, if Sheldon thinks they’ll make him live forever, surely we can all chow down on some sauerkraut now and then. Thursdays are Cruciferous Vegetable Night. Make it happen.

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