KEFIR AND KOMBUCHA BREWING

 

KEFIR

Water Kefir is a wonderful mildly zesty, fermented beverage. It is a natural, light and refreshing soda - perfect for a healthy drink alternative. It has a low glycemic load and no caffeine either. It is fermented at room temperature in a sugary water with lemon and dried fruit for about 24-48 hours. It has many wonderful health benefits and is also a great option for those sensitive to milk. 

 

BENEFITS

  • It is loaded with valuable enzymes, easily digestible sugars, beneficial acids, vitamins and minerals.

 

  • Water kefir supplies your body with billions of healthy bacteria and yeast strains, thereby promoting digestion and overall health.

 

  • Folic acid (and B vitamins) increases as the length of the ferment increases. Some people let the strained kefir sit on the counter or the fridge another day to increase the folic acid and B vitamin content before drinking (this will increase the acidity too).

 

  • Kefir may also help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol too.

 

  • While kefir is not a magic bullet for health it is believed that kefir has a myriad of possible health benefits, which is unique to each individual. It is definitely a great replacement to the fizzy soda drinks available in the market.

 

KOMBUCHA

Kombucha is a fermented tea, made by brewing tea together with sugar, and then letting the mother (also known as the SCOBY, which stands for symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or mushroom) do the work of turning that sweet liquid into a fizzy, carbonated drink. The result is a fermented drink full of plenty of things that are good for you.

 

BENEFITS

  • Contains living bacteria and yeast

  • Balances internal pH of the body

  • Helps excrete toxins from the liver

  • Improves digestion

  • Increases metabolism and boosts energy

  • Aids in healthy cell regeneration

  • High in antioxidants and supports the immune system.

  • Nutritious alternative to soda

 

Come and learn the art of brewing both Kefir and Kombucha.

 

This is a 2 hour workshop with detailed presentation on Kefir and Kombucha followed by hands-on brewing session. Remember to bring along 2 small glass containers to take home your kefir grains and Kombucha scoby.

 

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