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Fermentation

What & Why?

Natural fermentation precedes human history. Since ancient times, humans have explored the fermentation process. Fermented foods are foods that have been through a process of lactofermentation, in which natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in the food creating lactic acid. This process preserves the food, and creates beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics. An estimated 100 trillion microorganisms make their home in your gut, and they play a big – though not yet fully understood – role in your health. They influence and support our natural metabolism and the immune system, and they may be involved in the suppression of certain cancers, obesity, and diabetes.

TIBI CRYSTALS aka WATER KEFIR

Water Kefir (also known as tibicos) is a delicious, light, and traditional alternative to lemonade. Our water kefir contains less sugar, is less acidic and is packed with beneficial probiotics and cultures that support a healthy immune and digestive system.

The “little brother” of the Kombucha tea fungus, tibi cultures produce power enzymes with the help of yeasts and bacteria which clump together and finally show up as small shimmering “crystals” – all this happens naturally during fermentation without any intervention. Simply put they are good and good for you!

Try our variation…raspberry, lemon, peach, beetroot or black charcoal which is the best for hangover cure – or maybe give us an idea of which flavors we could try!

 

FERMENTED OATMEAL

In their most basic and known form, whole oats are a powerhouse of complex carbohydrates, B vitamins, soluble fiber and minerals such as calcium, phosphorous and magnesium. Sprouting and fermenting further reduces the anti-nutrients such as Phytic acid and increases vitamins. Fermented oatmeal is our take on the perfect breakfast food that keeps your energy levels soaring and your body thriving.

We would suggest trying some with melted butter and pinch of salt. Perhaps you want something a little sweeter? How about blueberries, bananas and honey? Or something a little out of the ordinary, like raspberries, pistachio and maple syrup? The possibilities are truly endless and absolutely delicious!