Organic water kefir grains make a sparkling drink by fermenting a sugar-water solution. Over 95% of the sugar is used during the fermentation process resulting in a low-calorie drink very high in bacteria and yeast. A healthy alternative to soda or sweetener laden drinks, it can be flavoured with fruit, fruit juices or herbal teas resulting in a fantastic tasting beverage.
Water kefir grains are a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. Although they’re called “grains,” they look more like gelatinous blobs though they contain no actual grains or gluten. These bacteria feed on sugar and produce lactic acid, alcohol (ethanol), and carbon dioxide, yielding a fermented carbonated beverage. The alcohol content is less than 1% (actually 0.6% in our drinks) . If you don’t want to consume dairy products, then water kefir is an excellent non-dairy fermented food source you can enjoy every day.
Water kefir is typically composed of Lactobacillus casei/paracasei, Lactobacillus harbinensis, Lactobacillus hilgardii, Bifidobacterium psychraerophilum/crudilactis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and Dekkera bruxellensis.