Beet Kvass


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4320 mins (prep 4320)
4 ingredients
12 servings
Beet Kvass is a unique tasty slightly tart and salty health beverage. It is lacto-ferment beverage high in nutrients, healthy for the blood, and a nice liver cleanser. And oh wow, I just remembered that my first batch tasted awful. It was too salty because I used store bought commercial whey instead of homemade liquid whey. Commercial whey is concentrated and already salted and I was still experimenting er..ah… perfecting my technique. I thought I didn’t have to bother with all the basics principals of heirloom folk drinks. HA! Yes you do. Search for my Whey recipe. Beet Kvass takes 3 days to properly ferment. You are essentially making a tea made of chopped up organic beets. The beets can be used twice with a little less water for the second batch and 1 tsp of salt if using a cup of the 1st batch of Beet Kvass as carryover. Again with everything I do, please keep clean sterile glass jars – NO DISH-SOAP!!! Use Vinegar water to clean all, and the final rinse with filtered water not the muni-tap water due to the chlorine and the fact that it will kill your ferment culture. You will need a one gallon glass jar. I bought mine at… you guessed it – a second hand store - during the summer. Three days means 72 hours from begin to fridge. Refrigeration slows down the fermenting to nearly a standstill. You can reserve a cup and a few chunks of Beet to keep fermenting at room temperature to make a Beet Vinaigrette for salads in 7 days. But this I have not done myself.

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Nutrition

Serving Size (1.84 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 3.13 Calories from Fat 0.72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.08g 1.4%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.44%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 392.39mg 196.19%
Total Carbohydrate 0.59g 2.38%
Dietary Fiber 0.12 g 5.8%
Sugars 0.04 g %
Protein 0.09g 2.07%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 0.24mg% Iron 0.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
whey
 

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