Here are our most frequently asked questions about our Superkraut range. Please ensure you familiarise yourself with these before purchasing.
My jar is fizzing or has leaked. Is this normal?
Superkraut contains live, friendly bacteria which need to be kept chilled to make them sleepy. Hissing, bubbling and fizzing are all normal when you take it out of the fridge. Due to the wild nature of Superkraut, leakage may happen during transit. The products sometimes continue to ferment during transit, when temperature fluctuates, producing extra liquid. As the jars are so packed full of sauerkraut, there is no room for expansion, and this inevitably causes it to leak. Please open your jar over the sink when it arrives (to normalise the environment again), put lid back on and rinse the jar under cold water before storing in the fridge. This may seem strange if you are new to active, unpasteurised sauerkraut but is normal and safe to eat.
How long do the jars last opened/unopened?
Once delivered and refrigerated, your Superkraut can last up to 12 months unopened (see best before date for accurate dates as not always full 12 months). Once you have opened the jars, they can last around 2 months as long as no new bacteria is introduced to the jars. Please always make sure you use a clean fork to scoop out – no double dipping!
What do you eat it with?
Each jar comes with its own pairing suggestions of what it goes best with. Check out our recipe blog on our website and also social media @goodnudefooduk for lots of pairing inspiration.
Are your products vegan/gluten free?
Yes, Superkraut is 100% vegan and gluten free. It is made using only fresh vegetables, spices, herbs and pink Himalayan salt.
Are your products organic?
Our products are not yet certified organic, however we use only the finest locally sourced Scottish vegetables whenever possible.
What does it taste like?
Traditional sauerkraut is vinegar and sour tasting. Our multi-award-winning range is very different as it is much fresher tasting and has a crunchier consistency. Each flavour is unique. The Turmeric and Ginger Superkraut tastes like ginger without being too overpowering. The Supergreens with Spirulina has notes of fennel and garlic. The Red Hot Firekraut is my spicy one and is like a great tasting kimchi with a kick.
How much should I eat?
If you are new to eating fermented foods, it is best to start small, as your stomach may need an adjustment period. We suggest starting off with a forkful per day for a few days to get your gut used to all the goodness, then you can start increasing your intake. A typical serving is a couple of forkfuls per meal.
How do I store my Superkraut?
Please ensure you store your jars in the fridge, in order to keep the product cold and keep the friendly bacteria sleepy.