Fermented Whey

Aktualisiert: 22. Dez 2019

Fermented Whey - is a by product of our small Kefir cheese production, but do not be fooled by the "by product" description, as it is a mighty star on its own.

We have it, we sell it & our customers love it.

It all started when we wanted to have Milk Kefir for us

& when we also wanted to offer the Milk Kefir Cultures (Grains) for sale so that other people can make this powerhouse of a drink at home.

Soon we ended up with extra Milk Kefir & the natural next step was to make the Kefir Cheese

During that process Kefir is strained overnight, leaving the milk solids inside our Hemp based bag & what drips down into the pot below, is our Fermented Whey.

Whey is quite famous for its health properties. First, it is full of proteins & is used by body builders in the form of a Whey Protein Powder. Since our Whey comes from fermented milk, almost all the lactose is gone & it contains very low levels of fat.

There have been numerous studies done on the health properties of Whey & to quote some of the findings, we'll start with a research from International Dairy Journal, published in Medical News Today which states that daily consumption "significantly reduce elevated blood pressure, reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease" (1*)

Other studies show possible anticancer properties of Whey Proteins, like the one published on PubMed (2*) or even improvement with atopic asthma among children - also on PubMed (3*).

There's also an interesting study coming from Taiwan describing the skin care properties of whey, including the skin lightning effect & acne treatment (4*).

But even if you skip all that, whey is also very delicious & very refreshing. You can drink it straight the way it is. You can also topically on your skin to improve the complexion, especially if you have any skin problems.

There are also other uses this this valuable liquid - you can use it to ferment your vegetables. in this case it becomes a starter liquid for your veggie fermentation. Other ways to utilize it would be the ones mentioned on Cultures for Health website (5*)

"- Soak grain in acid whey for making breads.

- Feed acid whey to animals. They may like sweet whey better, than acid whey. Whichever kind you feed them, be careful, because it can upset their digestion if they consume too much.

- Use whey on the skin and hair. Some people claim that whey has excellent toning qualities for the skin and hair. Try some on a cotton ball and apply to your face as a toning agent or add a few cups to bathwater."

After reading all that you would say no way! But Whey!

You can make your own, or you can also pick up a jar or two in our Kombucha Café


(1*) https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/210886.php

(2*) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11205219

(3*) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17127471?dopt=AbstractPlus

(4*) https://www.ajas.info/upload/pdf/147.pdf

(5*) https://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/general/ways-to-use-whey/

Disclaimer: All medical information in this post is merely information & not advise. If you need medical advice, please consult your doctor or other appropriate medical professional.


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