Jacob’s Raw fermented products, which include healthful tonics and culinary krauts, are made using the finest organic ingredients, incorporating as much local produce as is available by season. Owner Scott Grzybek and his family pride themselves on their traditional fermentation methods and small batch process. Cultured vegetables are an excellent low-sugar source of raw nutrition, enzymes, and naturally occurring probiotics.
“I started working for a farm store in Maryland – most of their produce was grown on site. I wanted to become more knowledgeable in organic grown foods and I got into fermenting from that. It was pretty easy for me because I had a chemical engineering background, so it wasn’t scary for me to think of leaving food out for long time. I found out I was good at it, so I started the company back in 2008. Kimberton Whole Foods has always been a big part of what we do,” says Scott.
“Tonics are concentrated,” says Scott. Lactobacilli eat the naturally occurring starches and sugars in the raw, organic veggies and turn them into lactic acid, preserving everything perfectly, in a pristine raw state. The lactic acid fermentation keeps nutrients intact and has been shown to increase the amount of Vitamin C and digestive enzymes present. It also makes everything probiotic, because the ingredients are never heated. Enjoy these tonics regularly to achieve best results.
Turmeric Ginger – Chock full of curcumin, known to be one of nature’s best anti-inflammatories. It works perfectly with fresh ginger and black pepper to unlock its full potential!
Pure Greens – Spinach, kale, dandelion and parsley – just to name a few! This is a perfect range of raw, untouched phytonutrients.
Immuni-Root – Adaptogenic roots for immune boosting and energy balance, perfect in these cold, winter months.
Beet Ginger – Beets have long been thought of as liver and blood cleansers and the naturally occurring nitrates promote circulatory health.
These are time-honored krauts, well-loved by the Gryzbek family. They are 100% raw, hand-batched, and artisanally fermented.
Caraway Kraut – This is Scott’s great-grandmother’s recipe, straight out of Poland. It is a very classic, traditional take on Sauerkraut.
Carolina Slaw – This tart coleslaw is delicious, raw, probiotic, and will invoke the images of summer BBQs with friends and family.
Classic Kraut – This delicious, tasty kraut is the essence of traditional, artisanal fermentation.
Garlic Kraut – This savory, almost smoky garlic treat was made to satisfy every garlic lover.
Rainbow Kraut – This kraut is made with a wide variety of vegetables representing all the colors of the rainbow: cabbage, red bell pepper, red cabbage, green bell pepper, carrots, and turmeric.
Spicy Kraut – Tasty heat with a side ginger kick – perfect for those who love some spice!