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Print - PDF - EmailMy brother John and I share a hobby of brewing lacto-fermented sodas–root beers and ginger ales–which we share among family and friends and occasionally sell at health food conventi
A ginger bug is a culture of beneficial bacteria made from ginger root and is the starter culture for many homemade fermented sodas and drinks.
"The way that sourdough starter might leaven bread, a ginger bug can give homemade sodas their fizz and their bubbles," says Jennifer McGruther, author of The Nourished Kitchen.
Ginger Bug is a slurry of fermented ginger and sugar water used to make old-fashioned, homemade sodas. It is simple to make with this easy tutorial.
Did you know that soda pop used to be a Health Food? It used to be loaded with vitamins, anti-oxidants and probiotics. Now it is loaded with high density corn syrup (aka liquid diabetes), sugar, caffe
Lacto-fermented blueberry soda is not only easy to make at home, it's also a healthful alternative to sugar and chemical-filled commercial sodas.
Want to be the hit of your next potluck? Forget the potato salad. Make lacto-fermented soda. Better yet, make lacto-fermented watermelon soda.
First make a turmeric bug, then make this naturally fermented turmeric soda! It's a delicious and healthy way to enjoy the health benefits of turmeric.
I love making probiotic sodas at home. It’s fun and easy, and it’s cool to be in control of how sweet, how fizzy or how tart is turns out. One of the first sodas I made was Elderflower Soda, and aft
The ginger “bug,” which jump-starts the fermentation in this recipe from chef Cortney Burns, Bar Tartine, San Francisco, specifically uses organic ginger because it’s rich in microbes. You’ll have ext
Make your own watermelon soda with fruit and yeast -- it's easy, delicious and refreshing -- from the Yankee Kitchen Ninja
This probiotic-rich, naturally fermented elderberry soda is a powerful immune-boosting tonic.