Definitions for kvasskvɑs, kwɑs
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a Russian drink with a low alcoholic content made from fermented cereal or bread.
Origin of kvass:
1545–55; < Russ kvas
fermented beverage resembling beer but made from rye or barley
A type of traditional fermented Russian beverage with little or no alcohol, made from bread, often flavored with fruit.
Origin: From квас.
Kvass is a fermented beverage made from black or regular rye bread. The colour of the bread used contributes to the colour of the resulting drink. It is classified as a non-alcoholic drink by Russian standards, as the alcohol content from fermentation is typically less than 1.2%. Overall, the alcohol content is low. It is often flavoured with fruits or herbs such as strawberries, raisins or mint. Kvass is also used for preparing a cold summertime soup called okroshka. It is popular in Russia, Belarus, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and other Eastern and Central European countries as well as in former Soviet states, such as Kazakhstan and Armenia, where one can see many kvass vendors in the streets. Kvass is also popular in Harbin and Xinjiang, in China, where there is a strong influence of Russian culture.
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