Kraut Cutters - Fermenters - Mandolins
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Although sauerkraut (German for sour cabbage) is thought of as a German invention, chinese laborers building the Great Wall of China over 2,000 years ago ate it as standard fare. Most likely it was brought to Europe 1000 years later by Gengis Kahn after plundering China. Although in Germany instead of using the wine they dry cured it by sprinkling salt on the shredded cabbage. The water is then drawn out of the cabbage to make the juice that you see that accompanies the kraut. The Dutch , who were great sea-fareing traders used sauerkraut on their ships as it did not need refrigeration and helped prevent scurvy. Today's sauerkraut is made by combining shredded cabbage, salt and sometimes spices, and allowing the mixture to ferment. Heinsohn's has the cutters you need along with the fermentation pots to mkae your own homemade sauerkraut. Heinsohn's also has slicers, shredders and cutters for the cook in mind to make vegetable or fruit trays as well as a beautiful fruit or vegetable salad. Check out the products below to suit your needs in your kitchen.