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Water kefir, also known as Tibico's, is a fermented, fizzy drink that has been consumed for thousands of years for its great taste and health benefits.

Why drink water kefir? Because it is an all-natural beverage, full of probiotics and health-promoting ingredients. Best of all, it’s thirst-quenching and delicious.

Kefir Grains or SCOBY's (Symbiotic cultures of bacteria and yeasts)

1. Kefir Is a Natural Low-Sugar Fizzy Drink

Water kefir (or fruit kefir) contains minimal sugar than commercial soft drinks.

The microorganisms in our live culture grains transform the sugar water into a fizzy, tangy drink.

During our unique low temperature slow fermentation process over 95% of the sugar is consumed by yeast and bacteria.

2. Water Kefir Is a Beverage That Contains Lots of Probiotics

Kefir contains a host of beneficial probiotics! Although strains vary from culture to culture, nearly 70 varieties of microorganisms can be found in water kefir grains.

Studies show that a 250ml glass of water kefir can contain up to 2.5 billion good

microorganisms. They are mainly separated into three categories:

  • Yeasts (Saccharomyces cerevisiae, S. florentinus, S. pretoriensis, etc.)

  • Lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus casei/paracasei, L.b. harbinensis, L.b. hilgardii, etc.)

  • Acetobacteraceae (acetic acid bacteria) (A. orientalis, A. lovaniensisand A. fabarium, etc.)

Due to the large diversity of microorganisms in water kefir, few studies have been carried out on the impacts of this community as a whole. However, many of these yeasts and bacteria have recognized probiotic benefits!