The BEST Pickles, Kraut and Olives on the planet and you can now order them online

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The EX-EL brand has been around since 1919, it has been a family owned and operated company from the start of the business and continues to this day. Originally owned and operated by the AJ Linz family it is now operated by the Sillies family. 

Our mission is to treat every customer like a member of our family, with respect, honesty and integrity, and as a family our goal is to benchmark the definition of Customer Service to give you the great service you deserve. 

It is obvious from the website pictures we take great pride in our family, they and you, our customer, are the reasons we are as successful as we are today and we thank you.

We are a small local business and invite you to join our family by enjoying the EX-EL brand (and all other) products we offer.




Why EX-EL Fresh Sauerkraut is so good and so good for you!

EX-EL  Fresh Sauerkraut is a "Fresh" sauerkraut that is not pasteurized in the fermentation process, most sauerkraut found in a grocery store is pasteurized and then canned. Pasteurization, while an important process for the preservation of many foods, does more harm than good to sauerkraut. A shelf-stable product is easy to manage, but the health price is high for that convenience. The process of lacto-fermentation of cabbage, creates live lactobacillusbacteria and other beneficial microbes, which die when sauerkraut is heated and pasteurized. Both Vitamin C and the lactobacillusprobiotic bacteria found in sauerkraut is responsible for helping you with your digestion are killed during pasteurization. 

EX-EL fresh sauerkraut is pitched after fermentation straight into the barrels and refrigerated, insuring that the kraut you get has microbes that are a source of immune-boosting probiotics and nutrients. The bacteria that populates your gut can have a strong influence on your immune system. The probiotics found in sauerkraut may help improve the balance of bacteria in your gut, which helps keep your gut lining healthy. Research also shows that probiotics help reduce gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and symptoms linked to Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

Your gut is said to contain over 100 trillion microorganisms or “gut flora,” which is more than 10 times the total number of cells in your body. EX-EL fresh sauerkraut contains those important probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that act as the first line of defense against toxins and harmful bacteria. They can also improve your digestion and overall health. Probiotics like those in EX-EL sauerkraut can help improve the bacterial balance in your gut after it has been disturbed by the use of antibiotics.


Stay away from shelf stable kraut that has been pasteurized and instead buy EX-EL Sauerkraut because it is not cooked, not canned, not pasteurized and not heated in any way! If it’s on a shelf down one of the grocery aisles or if it’s in a can then the sauerkraut is dead so leave it on the shelf! A shelf-stable product is easier to manage for the sauerkraut company and for the store, but your health is too high a price to pay for that convenience.

Ask for EX-EL Sauerkraut at your local market or visit our web store and place an order for pickup at our North Bend road location.  We will not ship our sauerkraut due to the need for refrigeration and to ensure that it is always fresh. 

(Our kraut always goes through a quality check process which results in a certificate of analysis that test 8 different factors for grading purposes -  Acid / Character / Cut / Defects / Flavor / PH / Salt / Net Weight to make sure you are getting the best kraut on your plate)




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