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Pineapple Sauerkraut Recipe with Ginger and Turmeric

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Pineapple Sauerkraut Recipe with Ginger and Turmeric

I have been wanting to add more ginger and turmeric to my diet because they are both such super powerhouses for nutrition.  I often like to juice ginger and turmeric together, freeze in ice cube trays and use as ice cubes in water.  This Pineapple Sauerkraut Recipe with Ginger and Turmeric is a great way to enjoy those benefits and support your digestion!

I saw some recipes floating around the web that combined pineapple with ginger and turmeric and I thought…wow!…that sounds like the perfect ferment.  We are obsessed with fermented foods over here at Oh Lardy!

It is so easy to make any variation of sauerkraut recipe by just taking shredded cabbage and throwing a bunch of other delicious ingredients in there.  We love all kinds: beet kohlrabi, traditional kraut, even coleslaw!

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I didn't even really measure for this recipe, so use amounts that make sense to you!  It will taste great no matter what!

Pineapple Sauerkraut with Ginger and Turmeric


  • 1/2 to 1 whole cabbage shredded or chopped
  • 1 pineapple cored and diced
  • Ginger I used about a 3 inch knob, cut into chunks
  • Turmeric 2 tsp powdered turmeric. Could sub for fresh turmeric as well
  • 2 tbsp Sea salt
  • Filtered water
  • Culture starter or whey if using


  • Chop cabbage and add to large bowl with sea salt. Toss.
  • Peel and chop ginger. Add to cabbage.
  • Peel, core and dice pineapple. Add to cabbage mixture.
  • Add turmeric.
  • Toss well.
  • Add culture starter or whey, if using and toss.
  • Pack into clean quart size mason jars. Leave 1 inch of headspace.
  • Fill with filtered water, if necessary.
  • Be sure kraut is below the water line. Use a weight if necessary.
  • Cap and leave at room temperature 5-7 days.
  • Taste and if it is to your liking, transfer to the refrigerator and eat within 4-6 months.

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Pineapple Sauerkraut Recipe with Ginger and Turmeric



  1. Turmeric and Ginger really are powerhouses of nutrition! I can’t imagine how great it can be for your stomach when you include probiotics from sauerkraut, ginger, AND turmeric! Thank you for sharing this recipe! I really want to try this at home.

  2. This is my favorite fermentation recipe. I have made it several times and always like to have some in the fridge.

  3. Marshal leave it in a cool dark space. Refridge is to slow the ferment down.
    After 3 months the ferment comes close to stopping. From then on the flavor mellows out and it gets less crispy. I have Mrs it sitting on counter for a year and everyone said it is great

  4. So you have to leave it for 4-6months? Is that how long it takes ? Looking at getting into fermented food making. Been buying it but now I want to make it.

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