Cortland Valley Organic Sauerkraut has received organic certification from the USDA and is one of the few natural food staples today that can claim to have probiotic benefits. The all-natural fermentation process we use to produce our organic sauerkraut not only brings out the delicious, full-bodied flavor of our sauerkraut, but also helps maintain the "friendly" cultures in your digestive tract that are so vital to maintaining good health.
Cortland Valley Organic Sauerkraut is not pasteurized, which means the beneficial microflora and enzymes are not destroyed. These microflora may cause some additional fermentation to occur which can result in the bag swelling. This is a natural process and does not affect the quality of the sauerkraut.