What is Water Kefir?

Agua de Madre is the leading water kefir brand in the UK; we have the highest number of live cultures per 100ml on the market. The drink is also thirst-quenching, seriously tasty and vegan.

So what is water kefir?

Water kefir is a live naturally sparkling drink, fermented with a water kefir mother culture, a naturally occurring symbiotic culture of bacterias and yeasts (SCOBY). It is very low in alcohol, organic, vegan and obviously packed with live cultures, which ensures it has a multitude of health benefits.

Our water kefir is made from the elemental Tibicos Mother Culture discovered two thousand years ago on the pads of the Mexican Opuntia cactus. We feed it, nurture it and use it to ferment our delicious probiotic drink.

The live culture is added to organic fruit and ginger and left for just the right amount of time to create our naturally fizzy low-alcohol water kefir with 55 billion live cultures per 100ml.

Through the process of fermentation, the sugar levels decrease and the gut-friendly flora increases, as the drink becomes lightly effervescent. Due to the multitude of bacteria (live cultures) found in water kefir it contributes to maintaining good gut health, which has a positive impact on our physical and mental wellbeing, ensuring a balanced ecosystem for our bodies and minds. The more diverse strains of bacteria found in your micro biome, the healthier you are.

What’s the difference between Kombucha and Water Kefir?

Water kefir is made with a different SCOBY to Kombucha and has different bacteria and yeasts. As the bacteria is predominantly lactobacillus which our guts naturally have, it is, therefore, easier for the gut to absorb the goodness from water kefir. Kombucha is predominantly acetic acid whereas as Water Kefir has a much gentler, softer mouthfeel.

Water kefir has 3 times the average amount of live cultures as Kombucha. It has no caffeine unlike Kombucha that is fermented with tea. Our water kefir is also vegan and organic.

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