Organic probiotic superfood. Made in New Zealand.
Naturally high in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and beneficial bacteria that strenghten digestive power, Sauerkraut is the perfect complement to any meal.
No pasteurization, pesticides or preservatives. With B.E.D. Lactobacillus Culture Starter.
Helena Bay Magic - Eastern flavours and delicately spicy.
Be Nourished Helena Bay Magic Raw Sauerkraut - 390g glass jar
This probiotic superfood is alive. Pressure may naturally build due to normal fermentation. Open with care.
- Locally Made
- No pesticides
- No preservatives
- No pasteurization
Cabbage*(85%), Vegetables (14%), Carrots*, Onion*, Himalayan Salt, Garlic*, Ginger, Chilli Flakes**, Body Ecology Culture, Chicory Extract.
*Organically Grown (non certified)
Country of Origin
Made in New Zealand
Be Nourished FAQ
What is Sauerkraut?
Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage. To make it, cabbage is shredded, salted and left to ferment in a de-oxygenated environment for around 6 weeks. The salt, via osmosis, pulls water out of the cabbage to form brine that helps protect the kraut while it is fermenting. Three phases of microbial activity produce lactic acid and improve vitamin content while converting sugars in the cabbage. The enzymes break the cabbage down into smaller, more digestible molecules and the lactic acid kills unwanted organisms. The term “lacto-ferment” comes from the lactic acid secreting bacteria present in a batch.
Where do your organic vegetables come from?
We try to source our vegetables locally as much as possible. One of our main suppliers being Organically Certified Fresh Gardens in Kumeu. We also have growers in Whangarei and Napier.
What is the difference between Be Nourished products and other sauerkraut and kimchi found on shop shelves?
Be Nourished products are raw and unpasteurized.(Pasteurizing destroys the enzymes and probiotic bacteria).
Why use a culture starter?
While it is not necessary to add a “starter culture” to fermented vegetables, we use the very potent Body Ecology starter to ensure that the vegetables begin fermenting with very hardy strains of beneficial bacteria. These probiotic bacteria also stay at higher levels for longer. The culture starter contains a very robust bacterium called L. Plantarum. It is:
- a very strong strain of bacteria
- can withstand chemicals which can kill good bacteria such as antibiotics, even stomach acid, fluoride, chlorinated water
- removes pathogens
- aids in digestion
- essential for good intestinal health.
Because L.Plantarum is antiviral, once it colonizes in your intestines, not even antibiotics can destroy it.
What is chicory extract?
Chicory extract or FOS is a prebiotic ( I use Body Ecology ecobloom). Cultured foods become more potent when EcoBloom is added to the mixture. Just as people need food to thrive, so do organisms. Healthy organisms feed on nutrients to stay alive, and prebiotics supply them with those nutrients. Basically PRObiotics are beneficial bacteria, and PREbiotics help them grow and flourish.
Learn more @ benourished.co.nz
Chilled Delivery Note
Your chilled products will be delivered in our NZ made recyclable eco-friendly thermal chilled boxes all nice and cold!