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Should early cabbage be used to make sauerkraut?

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Early cabbage is usually too low in sugar to produce proper fermentation for sauerkraut. Mid to late season cabbage produces the best kraut.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, NC State University, Raleigh, NC (September 2004)

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