Organic Live Sugar Water Kefir Grains Japanese Crystals California Bees 30g
It is one of the best dairy-free probiotic sources available. The basic preparation method is to add water kefir grains to a sugary liquid and allow it to ferment 24 to 48 hours.
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Water kefir grains are a combination of healthy probiotic bacteria and yeast in a matrix of a complex polysaccharide. These microbes present in the kefir act in symbiosis to maintain a stable culture. They microbes feed on sugar and produce lactic acid, alcohol (ethanol) and carbon dioxide (gas), yielding a fermented carbonated beverage. The alcohol content is usually very minimal (less than 1 %).
It is one of the best dairy free probiotic sources available. The basic preparation method is to add water kefir grains to a sugary liquid and allow it to ferment 24 to 48 hours. A typical recipe might contain the kefir grains, a citrus fruit and water. It is important to not use ingredients that will inhibit the fermentation, such as chlorine in tap water or preservatives in dried fruit (sulfites). The fruits used may be changed and mixed to create different flavours.Additional precautions should be taken to keep the cultures healthy. The use of reactive metals such as aluminium, copper, or zinc should be minimized, since the acidity of the solution can draw these metals out, damaging the culture. The beverage should not be stored in metal containers, as these may leach into it over time. Instead, use stainless steel, plastic, non-lead-glazed ceramic or glass containers. Culturing grains in a glass jar and using clean stainless steel or plastic utensils when handling the grains is recommended.
The health benefits of consuming water kefir are endless.