Kombucha is a fermented tea that has been consumed for thousands of years. This drink is slowly creating waves among all the healthy foodies, and we needed to try it out and let you know why we are so in love with it.
But first thing first - what is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a traditional fermented drink created of black tea and sugar. It includes a variety of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes and has been appreciated by traditional cultures for its health-promoting qualities.
To be specific, Kombucha is a sweetened tea that is fermented with a SCOBY (a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) to become a nutrient-rich refreshment. The fermentation method takes 7-12 days depending on temperature and the strength of the SCOBY. The SCOBY uses over 90% of the sugar during fermentation, resulting in a low-sugar complete product.
But what is the big deal with this fermented tea?
This fermented drink contains beneficial probiotics and acids. It is lower-calorie than other carbonated beverages like soft drinks, with only about 30 calories per cup (8 ounces). Kombucha is fat-free and does not contain any protein.
One cup does contain about seven grams of carbohydrates and about 20% of the daily value of B-Vitamins, according to the label of the popular GT brand. Eight ounces also provides:
- Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086: 1 billion organisms
- S. Boulardii: 1 billion organisms
- EGCG 100mg
- Glucuronic Acid 10mg
- L(+) Lactic Acid 25mg
- Acetic Acid 30 mg
What are the benefits of drinking Kambucha?
Advocates say it helps your digestion, rids your body of toxins, and boosts your energy. It’s also said to boost your immune system, help you lose weight, ward off high blood pressure and heart disease, and prevent cancer. But there’s not a lot of evidence to support these claims.
Kombucha has sugar and caffeine, as well as B vitamins. It also has probiotics -- the “good bacteria” that are considered helpful for your body.
We at Domaselo love to introduce to you Miami local, healthy, all natural food and drinks, especially when they are beneficial for your health.
So why not try organic cold-pressed Kombucha from Radiate Kombucha. And let us know what you think.