Fermented foods are all the rage these days as more and more people are realising the need to add more good bacteria into their (often damaged) guts. Plus they taste amazing and are a great way to preserve many foods.
Fermenting is easier than you may think and it's highly unlikely that you'll poison yourself (if that's what you're worried about)!
Kefir is a refreshing, slightly fizzy, probiotic drink made from water kefir grains (they're not actually grains but are a symbiotic colony of beneficial bacteria). The grains create probiotics and enzymes as they break down natural sugar.
You will need raw sugar for this recipe (organic is best), but never fear sugar-phobs - the cultures 'eat' the sugar so after the process of fermentation you can rest assured you are not actually consuming a sugar-laden drink.
Here's what you'll need:
Here's how you do it:
Don't throw away your grains! Restart the process again and again with the same grains - they last ages.
Where do you get grains?
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