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What the What? Water Kefir: Questions Answered

Our mini review of the Water Kefir People

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Have you seen water kefir on store shelves close to the kombucha and thought, what the heck is that? Well, it's in that spot for a reason; water kefir offers similar benefits to aid in your digestion.




It's made with water kefir grains, a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, also known as a scoby. The grains don't actually contain any grain or gluten; they're more like blobs of gelatin. The Water Kefir People are now producing water kefir in Bend and turning it into six different flavored sodas: hibiscus rose hip, dragon fruit, lavender blueberry, strawberry basil, turmeric ginger and original root beer.

When I first tried water kefir I didn't really like it. I think you need a few sips to get past the fermented funk. Once that flavor passed, I really enjoyed the turmeric ginger and the lavender blueberry.

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