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.
It all started when we made the Milk Kefir.
With time you have too much of it, and then, you start looking for ways to utilize it.
So the extra Milk Kefir goes into the Cheese production, and we end up with fermented whey.
As you can see in the above pic, the milk solids stay inside Hemp cheese bag, and the precious liquid drips down into the pot below.
That is an overnight process and the next morning, we fill our retail jars with it.
Whey is quite famous for its health properties.
First, it is full of proteins, and it 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 and it contains very low levels of fat.
There have been numerous studies done on the health properties of whey and 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"
There's also an interesting study coming from Taiwan describing the skin care properties of whey, including the skin lightning effect and acne treatment (see here).
But even if you skip all that, whey is also very delicious and, 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.
More ways can be found mentioned on Cultures for Health website.
"- 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."
There's still one more way, that we use it. Whey ends up being our fermentation starter in our delicious and famous Fermented Soda.
After reading all that you would say no way!
You can either make your own, or you can also pick up a jar, or two at our Kombucha Café.
Fermented Whey is also available through our online store.
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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.