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Nov 26, 2009 07:19 PM

Where can I find sauerkraut juice [MSP]

The things I never knew that I needed., or even existed. My sister-in-law cooks a wonderful ribs and sauerkraut meal, great comfort food. I would like to make this myself, but she calls for a 14 oz can of sauerkraut juice in her ingredients in addition to a bag of sauerkraut. I've checked my local grocery stores with no luck. Does any one else use this, or know where I could pick some up?

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  1. Have you tried Lunds or Byerly's? I used to buy cans of sauerkraut juice there to mix with tomato juice. They were smaller than 14 ounces, and I think were in the section with tomato juice, V8, etc.

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    1. re: Haricotsv2

      Yes, thanks. I've looked in Byerly's and Kowalski's in my area (Eagan) also Cub and Rainbow In Eagan and Inver Grove Heights.

    2. A post about making your own kraut has been split to the home cooking board here:

      1. I use to be able to find the canned juice in my area but now no one carries it. For years I have ordered it online from the Fremont Co/Frank's . I make a soup for my Husband's traditional Slovak Christmas Eve dinner from it. Their juice is pretty good.

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        1. re: Fla Betsy

          Try one of the food co-ops or an organic/natural foods store. I no longer live in Mpls but, from memory, that would be my best guess. (I am in Slovenia and we can buy it here in most stores.)

          1. re: casadecosta

            I concur. Check the coops. I shop at MIssissippi Market and see lots of refrigerated sauerkraut there. I've never looked for the juice but think it may well be there.

            1. re: casadecosta

              I lived in Slovenia for a while and found it there also. I loved the jota (soup with sauerkraut juice) there. I don't know how legal this is to discuss this here, but casadecosta, I'd be interested in hearing about your food adventures in Slovenia as a person who also lived in the Twin Cities. I'm at

              To make this posting relevant to the subject, there are some Russian and Eastern European grocery stores on Hwy 13 in Burnsville. I would think one of those would carry sauerkraut juice.

              1. re: shoo bee doo

                @ ˝shoo bee doo˝- I will send you an email directly to your account -- sorry this has taken me 100 years to reply to!

                1. re: casadecosta

                  You could try Kramarczuk's on Hennepin.