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#1 Old 07-07-2013, 09:30 AM
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Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'm hoping someone can help me. I've just purchased two massive jars of sauerkraut, not realising that on the back of the jar it says 'Keep in fridge after opening no longer than 48 hours'. I though that sauerkraut had quite a long shelf life? The ingredients are just 'white cabbage,water, salt' I'm wondering if there's a way I can prolong it, as no way can I get through an entire jar myself in 2 days.
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#2 Old 07-07-2013, 09:46 AM
 
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That doesn't sound right. I keep sauerkraut in the fridge all the time for much longer than 2 days and mine has the same ingredients as yours. The only difference is the stuff I buy comes in a can.

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Now that's something i'd like to see sold in individual bags! I really only want it occasionally for a tempeh reuben-and when I want a reuben I want it BAD!

I just googled "can you freeze sauerkraut", and it seems it's fine!

Now that I want a reuben, imma gonna buy a bag and freeze sandwish size zipbags right away!


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Thanks for the replies, I might freeze it then. I just thought that might destroy the probiotics, but I guess it's better than wasting it!
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#5 Old 07-08-2013, 05:51 PM
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Storebought sauerkraut in jars has no probiotics to begin with, theyre killed so the kraut can be put in sealed jars and cans. But it does have prebiotics and those are not harmed by freezing.

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Now that's something i'd like to see sold in individual bags!

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I was truly horrified when I saw pickles sold in individual bags and whats worse I've seen sauerkraut in plastic jars. When I'm old and crusty the young folk probably wont believe me that jars were once made of glass.

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I was truly horrified when I saw pickles sold in individual bags and whats worse I've seen sauerkraut in plastic jars. When I'm old and crusty the young folk probably wont believe me that jars were once made of glass.

Okay, I feel shamed now!

But really- I only like the stuff on a sammich now and then!

 

My other idea is silken tofu sold in 4oz.- 4 to a pack containers like yogurts>Sometimes I just want 1/4 cup to sub for egg. Maybe I don't want a smoothie, or do something with the rest of the tofu. 
You could sell it as egg substitute.


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#7 Old 02-14-2015, 12:50 AM
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life of a jar of sauerkraut

I have a question regarding the shelf life of sauerkraut in a sealed jar. I bought a jar of sauerkraut 3-3 1/2 yrs. ago and somehow it got pushed to the back of my cupboard and forgotten. How long can I keep it before it is no longer good to eat?
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#8 Old 02-14-2015, 02:25 AM
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As long as the seal is intact it'll be perfectly safe to eat. There's a slight possibility the texture and taste may not be at their best but my bet is that it'll be absolutely fine.
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#9 Old 02-18-2015, 05:39 AM
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There should be a use by date stamped onto the jar somewhere?
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