Turmeric Bug Sodas

Turmeric bug sodas are a healthy and delicious alternative to soda pop. Made with naturally fermented turmeric, it’s sparkling, sweet and probiotic!




  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a 1-quart glass jar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Cover with a piece of cloth or coffee filter held in place with a rubber band or metal ring. Place the jar somewhere warm and dark to ferment for 3 days and give it a good stir each day. Turmeric bug needs air for proper fermentation so don’t seal it during this initial ferment.
  3. After 3 days there should have bubbles forming at the top of the jar. Strain the mixture and bottle it. You will need to use a bottle that can handle the carbonation. See notes for more details.
  4. Allow the turmeric soda to ferment for a further 1 to 2 weeks to build up the carbonation. 
  5. Once it’s fizzy, store the turmeric soda in the refrigerator. Consume within four weeks of refrigeration.


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