It isn’t a secret eastern cultures have long explored alternative approaches to health. In fact, the Chinese have been brewing up a probiotic rich tea that has been improving many aspects of health including digestion, metabolism, cleansing and detoxification, immune support and reduced joint pain for more than 2,000 years.
Kombucha is a fermented beverage, which contains a colony of good bacteria and yeast made with tea and sugar – various sources including cane sugar, fruit or honey – which act as food. After fermentation, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains tiny bubble creating a wealth of health.
Insert MotherLove, a young Kelowna company now sharing kombucha with the Okanagan and beyond. They currently have their products in 13 retail locations throughout the province and are a part of Farm Bound delivery to Northern BC, the Shuswaps and select cities in Alberta. You can also find them most Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Kelowna Farmer’s Market.
Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said, “All disease begins in the gut.”
Their mission is to use only the highest quality organic and locally sourced ingredients to brew the best tasting craft kombucha in the Okanagan Valley for ultimate and especially, optimal gut health. After all, 70 per cent of your gut walls make up the your immune system. Better gut health therefore equals better overall health.
Allisha Heidt and Rochelle Minagawa began MotherLove Ferments Co. in the fall of 2015. Today they are two hardworking mommas who deliver the best tasting raw kombucha around; they host workshops to assist people in their fermentation journey and sell homebrew kits to empower their customers to take control of their own health.
Health and eating local has always been important to Allisha and Rochelle, and fermenting provides the opportunity to have an even closer connection to food and the region. To experience the magic and nourish your body from the inside out, try one of their ready-to-drink rotating flavours which may include Sweet Ginger, Strawberry Fields, Twisted Apple and Holy Hibiscus available in a variety of sizes for immediate and take home consumption.
To learn more about MotherLove’s ferments or to attend one of their workshops on a variety of fermentation topics such as kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut and kimchi, visit them online at www.motherloveferments.com.