What is kvas?
Brod® Kvas the next chapter in fermented drinks, a naturally fermented beverage made from all natural, organic sugar and wild harvested ingredients by a lactic acid fermentation that fills it with live probiotic cultures.
Kvas is believed to have originated in Babylon around 5,000 years ago. From there it spread to Byzantium and then followed the trade routes north into Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. The earliest Kvas was made from fruit. Through the ages, many ingredients have been used as a base, including berries, vegetables and grains. Rye bread eventually became the most popular ingredient and has endured until this day.
The name Brod comes from the root of the Russian word for fermentation, while the plaited ring Brod Kvas logo is inspired by the karavay – the traditional Russian bread offered to guests as a symbol of welcome and hospitality.
Brod® Kvas is a raw, living product and must be kept chilled to ensure the probiotic cultures stay alive.
We love our kvas and think you will too!