Kraut juice

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Kraut juice (called Sauerkrautsaft in German, Zeamă de varză/Moare in Romanian, rasol, rasoj or rasuluk in the Balkans) is a beverage that consists of the liquid in which sauerkraut is cured. It is the juice of the vegetable itself and the pickling brine.[1]

It is widely available in many central and eastern European countries, such as Germany and Kosovo, and in the parts of the Northeast and Midwest where German immigrants settled, such as central and western Pennsylvania.

It may be taken as a dietary supplement, as it is a source of vitamin C, B vitamins, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium (475 mg), calcium, phosphorus, sulphur, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium and lactic acid.[2]


Kraut juice may be drunk alone or used as a component in mixed drinks.

It is one of the alternatives used in Romania to give the traditional soups ciorbă its sour taste.

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2020-01-25. Retrieved 2009-04-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Rasol više od leka protiv mamurluka" [Brine is more than a hangover cure]. Poljoprivreda Internet Magazin (in Serbian). 1 January 2004. Archived from the original on 1 November 2004.