Fermented Drinks

What are fermented drinks?

Fermented drinks are beverages obtained by fermenting with various cultures, with the objective of obtaining a functional food, or an alcoholic drink.  

 

 

Lalvin Dried Wine Yeast

If you want to speed up the fermentation of any fruit based fermented drink, you need yeast. The wine yeast is the one that is recommended for ACV. Do not try to substitute with other types of yeast, you will obtain a different vinegar, with a specific taste.

Image of Lalvin Dried Wine Yeast EC #1118 (Pack of 10)

Apple Cider Vinegar FermentingThis recipe is perfected to retain maximum nutrients from the apples, produces a vinegar less acidic, to keep it palatable. The recipe is simple, and easy to do. It just takes time to fully ferment. 

Borsh in Mason Jar Photo by Lubita IancuBorș is a soury fermented juice obtained by fermenting wheat bran. The fermented bran juice is full of probiotics, and many of the nutrients in the cereals become more bioavailable after the fermentation, making borș a functional food.

Xylitol JarSweetening your water kefir with xylitol might seem like a great idea, especially for people with blood sugar issues, but you might reconsider if you have all the facts about this sugar replacement.

Apple Cider VinegarThe benefits of apple cider vinegar, called for short ACV, are exaggerated by some, but that doesn't mean ACV is not a little miracle in a bottle. The medical world dismiss it too easy, maybe because there is very little incentive to make research on a cheap remedy like vinegar, maybe because it's too simple to be considered. Fact is there are many health benefits from having ACV in your daily diet, read on to learn more. 

Sea Buckthorn Flavored Water KefirWater kefir soda is delicious as it is, and it is healthy, but flavored water kefir is even better because has more nutrients, and it tastes even better. We can use various fruits or fruit juices to flavor it, but we can even use certain aromatherapy plants, or even some therapeutic herbs. We can use the water kefir soda as a base for our healing plants, this method will allow the active ingredients in the fermented plant to be easier absorbed in our bodies, and to get them in a delicious form.

Tibicos, (water kefir grains), in a strainerGrowing your own water kefir grains is not difficult, if you are careful, and you tend them properly you can make huge quantities of tibicos, the water kefir grains. You need a few tibicos, quality water, sugar, and various fruits. To improve the process, you may also add minerals to your water.

Beer Bottles with Flip top stopper

These bottles are gorgeous, the ahve a beutiful color, cobalt-blue, and they hold 32 oz. I love the fact that they are larger, and they are very thick. You can virtually brew anything in them from beer to water kefir soda, and kombucha. 

The flip top stopper ensures an airtight seal everytime, so you don't have to worry about spoilage, or bad batches.

Kefir vs Yogurt compared side by side. Learn which of the two fermented milk products is better. Kefir is a fermented milk drink, similar to yogurt, with a milder taste and a different probiotic composition. Kefir is considered to be better as a probiotic food, because of the bacterial profile used to ferment it. Many people prefer the less tart taste of kefir, but other people like yogurt better. 

Water KefirWater kefir soda is not only a very tasty soda, but it is incredibly healthy. It is a great replacement for the milk kefir. The health benefits of water kefir are attributed to the unique probiotic cultures in the tibicos, and the high concentration of these. Water kefir soda is one of the easiest, and inexpensive ways to get your probiotics from fermented foods and drinks, instead of paying for supplements.

Keysands Dehydrated Organic Water Kefir Grains

Keysands Water Kefir Grains are among the best sellers. Their tibicos, (water kefir), are dehydrated to keep them in an inert state until they get to you. They are easier to ship, this way and the culture viability is better. All you have to do when you receive them is to rehydrate them. Admittedly, it takes about a week for the tibicos to fully come to life, (results vary). However these are some of the best kefir grains on the market, and if you don’t have a neighbor to give you some, it is your best source.
 
Image of Keysands Dehydrated Organic Water Kefir Grains (Crystals, Tibicos)

Brewing Water Kefir SodaWater kefir soda is very simple to brew, and it is very tasty. Water kefir, also called sugar kefir, is a sweet acidulated drink, a little fizzy, made by fermenting sugars with kefir grains. Most people look at water kefir for its amazing healing qualities, due to the enourmous amount of probiotics. However, this probiotic beverage is one of the best tasting sodas you'll ever drink, if brewed properly.

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