Can I also make water kefir with sugar substitutes?Updated 5 months ago
For fermentation, the culture needs proper sugar. Xylitol and other sugar alcohols must not be used. It would be the same as if you were put on a zero diet. You might be able to endure it for a few days. But after that you start craving real sugar to get energy. It is the same with kombucha. It needs real sugar in the form of white table sugar, raw cane sugar, whole cane sugar or honey.