Make a simple slightly carbonated Probiotic Drink that is healthy and taste great. Typically within 12-48 hours.
Each order contains;
* one Tablespoon Water Crystals
enough to start 8-12 fluid ounce of our super Probiotic Drink
These magical crystals grow and multiply. With proper care they will last a lifetime and plenty to share with friends and family. Typical reproduction rate is to double within 1-2 months.
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Produced by the HappyHerbalist since 1997.
Water Kefir or Japanese Water Crystals have also been referred to as Sugary Fungus, Tibicos, Ginger Beer Plant, California Bees, Water Kefir Grains, Tibetan Mushroom grains, snow lotus, water crystals, tibi, Kephir, Paris, Kephir, kefir fungus, kefir d'aqua,and more. Regardless if they all are the same or are as unique and different - they all typical share a similar recipe and each are healthy and beneficial. They all are small gelatinous masses of beneficial bacteria and yeasts. Which yeasts and bacteria dominate will contribute to supple as well as dramatic differences. The influence of wild bacteria and yeasts as well as personal brewing preferences play an active ongoing role. For most home brewers what is important is simply taste, pleasure and a hint of health.
Water Kefir is different than Milk Kefir, though Milk Kefir Grains may also ferment juices similar to Water Kefir.
All these are classified as LAB ferments. Lactic Acid producing Bacteria. Because these are bacteria as opposed to yeasts they are actually healthier in many ways (though the sugar content must be considered) . Lactic acid is slightly sour and generally pleasant tasting and quite healthy. As are the Lactobacillus bacteria. These ferments are considered Lacto-Soda's as they produce a pleasant sweet drink with slight carbonation.
GINGER BEER PLANT is similar in the fashion that Water-Kefir or Japanese Water Crystals, are brewed and fermented with Lactobacillus, though a different sub-species or bacteria. Our GBP produces a gelatinous mat similar to kombucha mushroom, or Mother-of-Vinegar (MOV), or Apple Cider or Jun.
Consider a Mesh Tea Ball to use . Makes recapturing and straining your grains easy as pie. Avoid washing your grains down the drain.
see DETAILS Tab above for recipes and Alcohol Content of ferments.
- Water Kefir