Each bottle contains between 12-15 grams of sugar per 12 oz. bottle. However, all of this comes from honey! Calories are 100-120 per 12 oz. bottle. Development is an ongoing process. As we get closer to the perfect recipe, we'll add a nutrition label to the bottle. Until then, stay tuned in to the buzz!
If you compare spring, summer, and autumn honeys from a single producer, it's easy to see the differences in color alone, from light yellow to deep orange and rusty brown. When you add color variation to the changing brew times based on temperature & weather, each bottle you have could be just a little lighter or darker than the next.
Amber bottles keep the sun light out. Sun light is good for us, but not these precious microbes. UV Rays will destroy the microbes cell wall ultimately killing them, thus depleting your Jun Bug of its probiotic and enzymatic integrity . Pry-off caps can be a bit of a challenge to take off at times but it is best to keep the product from oxygenating. We want your Jun Bug to be crisp and effervescent!
Aside from pure refreshment, jun has many beneficial properties. The Jun Culture bacteria produces vitamin B, lactic acid, acetic acid, and guconic acid - all powerful detoxifiers. Multiple sources report that daily use of this tasty beverage reduced cravings for sugared soda drinks, produced better digestion, provided increased energy, and seemed to boost the immune system. Our sodas are delicious while harnessing the benefits of live enzyme cultures. Three refreshing flavors appeal to those seeking a delicious beverage and a healthful tonic.
The Mother aka SCOBY
Have you wondered what this small opaque colored globule is floating in your fermented beverage? It is what some folks in our "culture culture" would classify as the SCOBY. That's an acronym that stands for the Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast also called the 'mother'. It is the microbe bond that grows from the bottled ferment and continues to ferment imparting the precious probiotics. Consider this as peace of mind that your Jun Bug is ALIVE & RAW! Some might say that the bottom of the bottle is the best part!
Changing seasons affect a honey's taste, texture, and color. A plant only has so much sugar to disperse to its blossoms. In spring, when those blossoms are just bursting, the resulting honey tastes less sweet. Later on in the season, when plants are competing like mad for pollinating bees to pay them a visit, they compound more sugar and nutrients into fewer flowers, producing darker, more full-bodied honeys, like the late-season buckwheat and goldenrod. Some honey's have layers of flavor that develop, some prominent on the nose, more developing as the honey hits the palate, and others lingering in a long finish. And those layers are where geography and weather come into play. The honey in Jun Bug, along with the change in brew times based on temperature & weather, changes the flavor ever so slightly for each batch.
How Much do I drink?
There is no recommended serving size for jun. Some suggest that a 4 ounce serving daily is sufficient to aid with digestion and have a probiotic effect, while others enjoy drinking 16 ounces per day. If you’re new to jun, listen to your gut – drink 4 ounces at a time to allow your body to adjust to it.