Milk kefir, Water kefir, Kombucha and Jamu kunyit…
…. what an interesting set of foods these are. I had never heard of Jamu kunyit before attending the Exploring Food as Medicine workshop at Grow Lightly Food Hub today. And I learnt a lot more about the other foods. It was a hands-on workshop led by Leanne Langkopf, Becky Banks and Lucy Evangelista, looking closely at the milk kefir grains and tasting the various flavours of water kefir. My favourite was a lemon and chili flavour. We were able to take home a kombucha scoby to make our own kombucha. And we were blown away with the taste of the Jamu kunyit or Turmeric juice. We were also able to take home some water kefir grains and milk kefir grains. These foods are probiotic and are credited with strengthening the immune system, improving digestive health and mental health.
If you are interested in these foods come into the Grow Lightly Food Hub and ask if we have any water kefir grains, milk kefir grains or kombucha scobies. We will try to get them for you. It may take a few days. When you have these probiotic starters they multiply and you will be able to pass some on to others as well. There is so much to learn about and explore in this wonderful arena of food and health.
As Hippocrates says: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”