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What caused my homemade sauerkraut to be soft?

Softness in sauerkraut may result from:


  • insufficient salt
  • uneven distribution of salt
  • too high temperature during fermentation
  • air pockets caused by improper packing in jars


Do not eat soft kraut.



Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia







Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009



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