What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a living health drink made by fermenting tea and sugar with the kombucha yeast culture. The finished beverage tastes like a cross between sparkling apple cider and champagne, depending on the type of tea that is used. The first recorded use of kombucha comes from China in 221 BC during the Tsin Dynasty, when it was known as “The Tea of Immortality."
Besides being tasty and refreshing, kombucha provides healthful micronutrients and bacteria beneficial to digestion as well as antioxidants and B-vitamins.
Kombucha supports digestion because of the high levels of beneficial acid, probiotics, and enzymes.
Kombucha tea contains antioxidants, compounds that block the action of free radicals (activated oxygen molecules that can damage cells).
Kombucha can invigorate people through the iron released from the black tea during fermentation. It also contains caffeine (very small amounts) and B-vitamins, which can energize the body.
Nutrition facts: 8 ounces of kombucha contains only 30 calories and 2 grams of sugar.