sau·​er·​kraut | \ ˈsau̇(-ə)r-ˌkrau̇t How to pronounce sauerkraut (audio) \

Definition of sauerkraut

: cabbage cut fine and fermented in a brine made of its own juice with salt

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Recent Examples on the Web The tavern started as a hot dog stand in 1932 with an annual specialty of making sauerkraut, according to the news release. Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, "Little Bohemia in Traverse City announces permanent closure in wake of COVID-19," 8 June 2020 The Burger and Brats pack includes three raw burger patties, three raw bratwurst, burger buns, hot dog buns, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, mustard, sauerkraut and onions. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Memorial Day 2020: Here are restaurant deals for dine-in and takeout in metro Phoenix," 23 May 2020 Don't forget probiotics like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut and kimchi. Angela Dewan, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Friday, April 17," 17 Apr. 2020 McClure's also makes a relish, sauerkraut and a Bloody Mary mix. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's own McClure's Pickles gets quick scene in Oscar-nominated 'Marriage Story'," 6 Feb. 2020 Tonkinson recommends stretching out the vegetable's life even further by turning it into sauerkraut. Olivia Harrison,, "The Long-Lasting Produce A Chef Buys (& How To Keep It Fresh For Weeks)," 9 Apr. 2020 Mix the apples and sauerkraut together in a medium bowl and spread around the pork. cleveland, "4 meals and some basics for absolute beginner cooks," 6 Apr. 2020 And because it’s not pasteurized in the canning process, homemade sauerkraut retains all of its probiotic benefits. Paul Stephen,, "5 tasty cabbage dishes that have nothing to do with corned beef," 4 Mar. 2020 Perhaps the most effective way to preserve a bounty of cabbage is with a batch of homemade sauerkraut. Paul Stephen,, "5 tasty cabbage dishes that have nothing to do with corned beef," 4 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of sauerkraut

1617, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sauerkraut

German, from sauer sour + Kraut greens

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The first known use of sauerkraut was in 1617

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“Sauerkraut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sauerkraut

: a German food made of a vegetable (called a cabbage) that is cut into small pieces and soaked in a salty and sour liquid


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Kids Definition of sauerkraut

: finely cut cabbage soaked in a salty mixture

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