Water kefir is a probiotic drink that is made with sugar, water and kefir grains. In this case, these grains don’t have anything to do with wheat or similar plants. Rather they are composed of beneficial bacteria and yeast. These grains are also not the same as dairy kefir grains. Water kefir grains feed off of sugar, so very little sugar is actually left in the finished product. The resulting product is a slightly sweet, fermented drink that contains immune boosting probiotics.
If you like to cook, you already know that onions are a vital part of any recipe. Despite their eye watering reputation, onions are a nutritional super food. Onions are high in vitamin C and are also a good source of dietary fiber and folic acid. They are also a major source of a flavonoid called quercetin. Flavonoids are very similar to antioxidants and are often classified as such. Cooking onions will diminish some of the beneficial properties, unless they are being simmered in a liquid, such as soup.
Winter time is orange time for us here in California. We look forward to this time of year; to have a bit of sunshine in our kitchen and to nourish our bodies with much needed vitamin C during the cold winter months.