At Scoop Wholefoods we are passionate about gut health. This means eating nourishing whole foods with minimal processing, as well as supporting your microbiome with a range of pre and pro biotic foods to support optimal gut health. In addition to our wide range of bulk whole grains, beans, nuts, eeds, dried fruits and more, we offer a large variety of fermented goods including:
A naturally fermented tea brewed with a bacteria that in return gives the drink high levels of probiotics, resulting in a lightly sparkling tonic. The probiotic inside the Kombucha is a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, known as a SCOBY. This ferments the tea as it consumes the raw sugar it feeds off, forming useful organic acids important for health, allowing better absorption of nutrition by your body and helps break down the dietary fibre (prebiotics) in your stomach!
Traditionally made in Eastern Europe this fermentation process uses ‘kefir grains’ who feed off brown sugar in exchange for probiotics, hence Kefir is lower in residual sugar compared with Kombucha and Jun. It is then infused with different fruits and vegetables to give it a distinct flavour.
Our Beetroot Kvass is fermented using Australian certified organic beetroot, filtered water, pure Australian inland salt and wild live cultures and is valuable for a multitude of reasons. It harnesses the extensive nutritional arsenal of beetroot through the traditional process of lactic acid fermentation increasing the bio-availablity of these nutrients to your body. The phyto-nutrients and betalins in beetroot help maintain proper cellular function and it has been used alongside cancer treatments and prevention. It's chelating properties help to detoxify the body while supporting the liver and kidneys. Beetroot Kvass is an excellent source of sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, Vitamins A, B, C, K and folate as well as antioxidants and probiotics. We recommend starting with a 50ml shot up to twice daily for 7 days and then consume as desired.