The kraut is salty but tasty -- I used this fancy pink salt so that means lots of microminerals anyway.
Due to the aforementioned phobia I left it in the fridge for over a week after it sat on the counter for nearly that long in its crock without touching it.
I'm still alive and healthy (knock wood) so.. so far so good.
It is supposed be really healing for your stomach lining (like Lunar foods tend to be) so nom nom nom.
The Ginger slivers I had in it give a nice warmth too.