WHAT IS KEFIR WATER & WHY IS IT AMAZING?
Kefir water is one of the world’s oldest naturally fermented probiotic beverages. Its history dates back to the 1800’s, throughout the indigenous cultures of Mexico and Tibet.
Kefir water is a living beverage containing an ever changing array of up to 45 probiotic strains including but not limited to: Gluconobacter frateurii, Gluconobacter liquefaciens, Acetobacter indonesiensis, Lactobacillus satsumensis, Gluconobacter oxydans.
Our kefir water contains billions of probiotic CFUs at time of batching! Our bellies say yes please.
Kefir water is naturally caffeine free, has a very mellow, slightly sweet flavor, and is generally non-carbonated unless put through additional fermentation cycles. Kefir water also has a low glycemic index, is fat free and has a low calorie count. All our flavors contain 35 calories or less per bottle.
While there are many similarities between kefir water and kombucha we believe kefir water’s versatility and easy to drink flavor profile really sets it apart. When paired with delicate, pristine, loose leaf teas and dried fruits absolute magic happens.
- Naturally low in sugar and calories
- Small batch crafted in stainless steel
- Many flavors are caffeine free
- Non-carbonated aka no fizz. They taste more like an artisan tea!
- Clean, mellow and thirst quenching flavors
- Naturally dairy free and gluten free
- No preservatives or fillers of any kind
- Blended with loose leaf artisan teas, with a host of natural health benefits
- Best of all...kefir water is a living liquid. Its probiotic strains are ever evolving, so every bottle contains a varied blend of potent good-for-your-gut bacteria. Happiness!
HOW IS KEFIR WATER DIFFERENT THAN KOMBUCHA?
Both kefir water and kombucha are dairy-free naturally fermented beverages, full of amazing and varied probiotic bacterias that are great for you.
Kombucha ferments for approximately a month before it is bottled for consumption.
Kefir water ferments for a few days.
Kombucha is slightly acidic and is most often carbonated.
Kefir water is mellow with a slightly sweet n' tangy flavor, and is non- carbonated.
Kombucha contains caffeine.
Kefir water by nature is caffeine free.
(3 of our flavors contain caffeine due to the tea we choose to blend with the kefir water. 5 of our flavors are mixed with herbal teas and are completely caffeine free.)
We love both for all their amazing uniqueness.
If you enjoy kombucha and getting your probiotics the natural way, perhaps give The Living Apothecary's Probiotic Kefir Water Teas a try also.
Listen To Your Gut. We did.
WHAT STRAINS OF BACTERIAS AND YEASTS MAY BE PRESENT IN KEFIR WATER?
There are up to 45 probiotic strains including but not limited to: Gluconobacter frateurii, Gluconobacter liquefaciens, Acetobacter indonesiensis, Lactobacillus satsumensis, and Gluconobacter oxydans.
Other strains include: L. acidophilus, L. alactosus, L. brevis, L. bulgaricus, L. casei, L. casei subsp. pseudoplantarum, L. casei subsp. rhamnosus, L. casei subsp. tolerans, L. coryneformis subsp. torquens, L. fructosus, L. hilgardii, L. homohiochi, L. plantarum, L. psuedoplantarum, L. reuterietc, L. yamanashiensis, S. agalactiae, Sr. bovis, S. cremeris, S. faecalis, S. lactis, S. mutans, S. pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, S. salivarius, S. sanguinis, S. suis, S. viridans, P. damnosus, L. mesenteroides, B. subtilis, B. graveolus, S. bayanus, S. boullardii, S. cerevisiae, S. florentinus, S. pretoriensis, S. uvarum, K. apiculata, H. yalbensis, C. gueretana, C. lamica, C. valida.