Easy Homemade Sauerkraut

In his 1913 treatise Health and Longevity Through Rational Diet Arnold Lorand praises sauerkraut for the “disinfecting process in the intestine” it sets in motion, as well as for its “stimulating effect upon the appetite.” Lorand himself reports having had “good results” with the “one or two tablespoons of sauerkraut” he would eat at the beginning of a meal.

Under no circumstances should folks forsake sauerkraut juice for the flesh, “as is unfortunately frequently the case in restaurants and even in private houses,” Lorand writes, because its nutritional properties — abundant lactic acid and vitamins — make it powerfully tonic in its own right.

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