Parked under the shade of trees, on just about every major street in any Slavic country, you’ll see these. They’re kvass vendors, selling the ancient, healing drink by the cupful to eager passersby.
Now, thanks to the ingenuity of guys like Scott Grzybek of Zukay Live Foods who are bringing these living, fermented drinks to the U.S., you can now enjoy a proper kvass in your home. For the next two weeks, they’re even offering a 15% off coupon for those of you adventurous enough to try it!
First, I should announce the winner of last week’s giveaway! Congratulations to Brittany. Brittany, please contact me with your mailing address and choice of 6 flavors within 48 hours to claim your prize.
Now, for those of you who want to try some kvass (or any of the other products offered by Zukay Live Foods), I’m offering the coupon below.
Why Drink Kvass?
Aside from its established place in traditional Slavic cultures, kvass is a rich medicinal. From Sally Fallon, we learn:
Folk medicine values beets and beet kvass for their liver cleansing properties and beet kvass is widely used in cancer therapy in Europe. Anecdotal reports indicate that beet kvass is an excellent therapy for chronic fatigue, chemical sensitivities, allergies and digestive problems.
So, why not try it? Hopefully you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.
(photo by malias)