The expert also admitted that due to the promising result of the study, he has changed his diet to include raw cabbage consumed thrice a week, kefir during breakfast, sauerkraut once a week, and pickled vegetables.
South Korea only has a 2.14 percent fatality rate, based on its almost 300 deaths out of over 13,800 infected. Germany, which notably has a sauerkraut-heavy diet, also has a relatively low death rate at 4.47 percent, with over 9,000 deaths in more than 203,000 cases. These fatality rates show a big difference compared to other countries such as Italy (14.33 percent), France (14.05 percent), and the United Kingdom (15.30 percent), where fermented vegetables are not as commonly consumed.
Despite this promising finding, it’s important to note that this delicious side dish shouldn’t be treated as a miracle cure-all for the novel coronavirus. The Health Ministry of South Korea also confirmed this through a statement.