Tart peppers, gherkins and sauerkraut
This is a recipe for the trillions of bacteria that live in the gut. Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage. The fermentation process makes food easier to digest.
Onions are a top prebiotic food, helping healthy bacteria to grow in numbers.
Vinegars help digestion by stimulating the production of stomach acid.
Tart, acidic notes help to satisfy appetite, thereby helping weight-loss.
Servings: 10 servings 1 serving is about 3 cereal spoons
1 large red pepper
1 green pepper
100g or 4 pickled Gherkins
10 cherry tomatoes
100g, 1 heaped cereal spoon Sauerkraut
1 medium red onion
2 teaspoons flax oil
2 teaspoons of vinegar
1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
Slice the peppers, gherkins and onions thinly and halve the tomatoes
Add to a bowl with all the other ingredients and mix well
I buy the Kuhne brand of gherkin and sauerkraut from the supermarkets
I use the marinade from the gherkin jar as it is just lovely!
Shop bought jars of sauerkraut are likely be pastuerised and not as beneficial as homemade sauerkraut. Pasteurisation involves heating which kill off some if not all of the bacteria.