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*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 10565mg 440%
Potassium 3942mg 113%
Total Carbohydrates 214g 71%
Dietary Fiber 37g 148%
Sugars 137g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 69.5%
Vitamin C 847.2%
Calcium 86.8%
Iron 64.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.