Water kefir is made with the same probiotic strains that are used to create milk kefir, but they're mixed together with water and sugar instead of animal milk. The probiotic bacteria then "eat" the sugar as the beverage ferments, which reduces the net sugar content in the finished beverage and gives it a nice natural and refreshing carbonation - like a soda, but without the mountain of high fructose corn syrup. A healthy soda replacement for kids or for those trying to kick the soda habit! Not as dense in probiotics as milk kefir, but still more dense per milliliter than yogurt. Every batch of Bunny Turtle Ferments’ water kefir soda is tended to by their team to ensure a very consistent and pleasant flavor. This ginger flavor is made with organic ginger, renowned for digestive and anti-inflammatory benefits, with a nice (but not overwhelming) ginger "bite." Ingredients: Water, organic ginger, sugar (2-4%), probiotic cultures. --- Extra credit! Let’s revisit why probiotic consumption is a great way to keep your gut healthy - and by extension, your digestive and immune systems. In our modern world, nearly everything we touch or eat has been heavily sanitized, sterilized, or treated to minimize microbial exposure. Most of the time, this is great - on balance, we all want to have clean water, food, and so on. However, we don’t want to throw the baby out with the bath water! A huge variety of bacteria live in your gut, and an increasing body of research indicates that the composition of that bacteria regulates the production of various hormones (like testosterone or estrogen) and neurotransmitters like serotonin and GABA which play a role in energy levels and mood. For this reason, some researchers call the gut your “second brain!” In pre-modern times, our guts received much higher doses of probiotic bacteria naturally through - wait for it - the incidental ingestion of soil (mainly from residues, or dirt, on gathered plant and animal foods). Nowadays this type of ingestion is much rarer, so we can keep our gut balance in check by regularly eating fermented foods like yogurt, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, vinegar, pickles, miso, natto, kombucha, etc. If you’ve never regularly eaten fermented foods, try daily consumption for a month and see how your mood, energy levels, digestion, and immune system are impacted.