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Sauerkraut, sliced or shredded cabbage in a solution of vinegar, brine, and sugar. Sauerkraut contains appreciable amounts of potassium and vitamin C. However, because of its brine solution, it is very high in sodium and should be avoided by persons on Mild Sodium Restriction Diet, Moderate Sodium Restriction Diet or Severe Sodium Restriction Diet.

Caloric Content

Calories: 42
Protein: 2.4 gm
Carbohydrates: 9.4 gm
Fiber: 1.6 gm
Total fats: .5 gm
Saturated fats:.083 gm
Unsaturated fats:.175 gm
Cholesterol: 0 mg

1. 1 cup, 235 grams

Vitamin Content

Vitamin A:1205000 IU
Thiamine: .07 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-2: .09 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-6: .31 2.0 mg
Vitamin B-12: 0 6 mcg
Biotin: - 300 mcg
Niacin: .5 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid: .22 10 mg
Folic acid: - 400 mcg
Vitamin C: 33 60 mg
Vitamin E: - 30 IU

1. 1 cup, 235 grams

Mineral Content

Calcium: 851000 mg
Copper: .235 2 mg
Iron: 1.2 18 mg
Magnesium: - 400 mg
Manganese: - n/a mg
Phosphorus: 421000 mg
Potassium: 329 n/a mg
Selenium: - n/a mcg
Sodium:1755 n/a mg
Zinc: 1.88 15 mg

1. 1 cup, 235 grams

Amino Acid Content

Tryptophan:- gm
Threonine:- gm
Isoleucine: - gm
Leucine:- gm
Lysine:- gm
Methionine: - gm
Cysteine:- gm
Phenylalanine: - gm
Tyrosine:- gm
Valine:- gm
Arginine:- gm
Histidine:- gm
Alanine:- gm
Aspartic acid:- gm
Glutamic acid:- gm
Glycine:- gm
Proline:- gm
Serine: - gm

1. 1 cup, 235 grams


Kirschmann, John D. Nutrition Almanac: Nutrition Search. McGraw-Hill: New York. 1984.

United States Department of Agriculture. Composition of Foods: Vegetables and Vegetable Products-Raw-Processed-Prepared. Washington D.C. 1984.


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