Features of salting cabbage according to the lunar calendar in October 2019
To date, no one doubts that the moon affects all the processes taking place on planet Earth. Therefore, it will not be superfluous to adhere to certain dates of the calendar month, in which the heavenly body has the most favorable effect on a particular process of human activity. This article is devoted to the nuances of harvesting cabbage on certain, "lunar" days in October 2019.
The benefits of sauerkraut
Sauerkraut is a unique food product because it contains much more valuable nutrients than the “raw material” - fresh white cabbage. It is a well-known fact that most vegetables, having gone through a certain processing process (canning, pickling, pickling, etc.) lose a significant part of the vitamins, micro and macro elements that were originally present in the fresh product.
Did you know? In Suzdal, in the 19th century, there were two dryers in which sauerkraut was dried to provide food for the army and navy. The resulting product retained all the useful properties of the "raw" vegetable dish, and at the same time, was light in weight and did not require special storage conditions.
The cabbage, which underwent the fermentation procedure, was enriched with lactic acid, a substance that destroys Escherichia coli and other pathogenic microorganisms, and thereby beneficially affects the intestinal microflora.The fermentation process significantly increases the content of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) - an indispensable substance for the proper functioning of the immune system and the process of regeneration of cells and body tissues.
Vitamins of group B, K, A, U, which are involved in the process of hematopoiesis, prevent fragility and vascular permeability, maintain the balance of the nervous system. The high iodine content makes the pickled vegetable useful for the normal functioning of the thyroid gland.
Did you know? Scientists from Finland argue that the use of cabbage, prepared by the method of fermentation, prevents the occurrence of cancerous tumors.
When to cut cabbage for pickling in October?
Harvesting forks should be done based on the condition of the heads of cabbage - ripe vegetables are elastic to the touch, the sheets are tight to each other.
Varieties of medium and late ripening are suitable for pickling and pickling, therefore, such heads, without prejudice to taste, tolerate the first short-term frosts that occur in the second half of October (the territory of central Russia, Ukraine, and the Republic of Belarus).
The optimal calendar dates for cutting cabbage from the ridge are the days when nighttime temperatures are about 0 ° C, and daytime temperatures do not exceed values from + 8 ° C to + 10 ° C.
Why pickle or ferment cabbage according to the lunar calendar?
Based on many years of experience, the housewives claim that far from every day, or even a calendar period, is suitable for laying cabbage for storage.
There are so-called auspicious days in which, pickling or pickling vegetables or whole cabbage, pickling vegetables, later on, produces a juicy, crisp, tasteful and smelling, vegetable delicacy.
And vice versa - everything is done strictly "according to the recipe", the cooking technology is strictly observed, pickling containers fully comply with hygienic requirements, and the final product is sluggish and loose, the taste is either too acidic or slightly expressed, with bitterness.
To avoid annoying misunderstandings and get a guaranteed, wholesome vegetable dish, we strongly recommend that you adhere to the following rules:
- the process of harvesting a vitamin vegetable by the method of fermentation or salting to produce on those days when the moon is growing. The most favorable day for the above process is considered the fifth day after the new moon;
- to prepare the forks on the "male" day of the week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday;
- It is strongly recommended that you adhere to the zodiac calendar, and choose the period for preparing winter stocks when the moon is in the sign of Aries, Taurus, Leo, Sagittarius, Capricorn.
Favorable days for pickling cabbage in October 2019
The most favorable days in October 2019 (according to the lunar calendar) for harvesting a vegetable is the time interval from October 22 to October 27. The last date of this period - the 27th day of the month, is the most suitable for laying cabbage for pickling or pickling.
Important! If, for one reason or another, it was not possible to organize the conservation process within the aforementioned dates, the nearest favorable “lunar dates” coincide with the calendar numbers of November 2019, namely, from the first to the third of the last autumn month.
Let us dwell in more detail on the process of preparing a vegetable dish:
- For 10 kg of white cabbage, 0.2 kg of large, without additives, salt will be required.
- Chop the cabbages, pour evenly with salt and grate gently. You can add carrot roots for taste and aroma.
- The resulting vegetable mixture is placed in the prepared container as densely as possible, after which whole leaves are laid on top, and then a piece of cotton or linen cloth.
- The final stage is the laying of oppression (cargo).
Preserved packaging is kept for 7 days at room temperature. Throughout this period, from time to time, a thin, pointed wooden (plastic) stick should be made into the cabbage mass to regulate the process of active fermentation (normalization of gas formation, release of bitterness).
Important! The opinion that cabbage should be chopped as thin and small as possible is a mistake. The larger the cutting of the feedstock, the more vitamins and minerals will remain in the final product.
After a week, the containers are placed in a cool room, where the fermentation process will continue until the cabbage is fully fermented.
Summing up, we can safely conclude that in order to protect yourself from culinary "failures" you need to spend very little time clarifying the favorable numbers of the month, according to the lunar calendar, and then, subject to the recipe norms and cooking rules,guaranteed to get a delicious, vitamin-based vegetable dish.