pineapple sauerkraut

Anti-inflammatory Pear & Pineapple Sauerkraut

If you love kraut as much as we do you’ll appreciate this incredibly simple anti-inflammatory pear and pineapple sauerkraut.
Course Condiments, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Healthy
Keyword pineapple sauerkraut
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 half gallon mason jar
Calories 862 kcal


  • 1 head napa cabbage
  • 1 Pineapple ;roughly chopped
  • 2 Pears julienned; any pear will do; or even apples will work
  • 2 Tbsp ginger fresh grated
  • 2 Tbsp turmeric fresh grated or 1 Tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 cups warm water purified is best
  • 2 Large mason jars; or 1 half gallon mason jar


  1. Chop the cabbage into shreds, or place in food processor. Place in large bowl.
  2. Add the chopped pineapple, pear and ginger and turmeric to the bowl.
  3. Add in 1 Tbsp of salt, and massage the cabbage bowl for a few minutes until the cabbage softens. *See note below
  4. Set bowl aside for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, add remaining salt (1/2 Tbsp) to 2 cups of warm water along with the lime and stir until salt is dissolved.
  6. Add the cabbage to your mason jars, and pack down as tight as you can with a spoon.
  7. Pour the brine over the cabbage in the jars, leaving 1” of space at the top.
  8. Place lid on loosely so that gas can escape.
  9. Leave on counter for up to a week. Make sure it is in a cool spot.
  10. Then place in the fridge after a week, it should be fermented at this point.

Recipe Notes

*The turmeric will stain your hands orange, so if you want to avoid the stain you can add it after you let the cabbage rest for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Anti-inflammatory Pear & Pineapple Sauerkraut
Amount Per Serving
Calories 862 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 10565mg440%
Potassium 3942mg113%
Carbohydrates 214g71%
Fiber 37g148%
Sugar 137g152%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 3475IU70%
Vitamin C 698.9mg847%
Calcium 868mg87%
Iron 11.7mg65%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.