A ginger bug is a culture made with ginger, sugar, and water used in making fermented beverages such as homemade sodas, ginger beer, carbonated fruit juices and teas – a.k.a. ginger bug soda.
Similar in nature and care to a sourdough starter, it is fed for a few days to begin the culture. Once bubbles are noticed on the top and/or sides of the culture, it is ready to use.
The benefits of ginger are multiple! Ginger is:
- A Immune System Booster
- Great For Respiration
- Lowers Stress Levels
- Wards Off Infections
- Helps Detoxification
- A Natural Pain Relief
- Has Antioxidant Properties
- Fights Off Nausea
- Ameliorates Blood Circulation
...and what is homemade, is so much rewarding and of course, more sustainable!