What's That? Kombucha!

What's that?  It looks like something the Adam's Family would consume.  It may look freakish but it is tasty and so good for you.  

Kombucha is a fermented tea that is full of probiotics.  Probiotics keep our bodies healthy and fight of illness by boosting our immune system.  That's a beautiful thing considering we are going into a season of colds and flu.

Kombucha also increases your energy.  It is full of B12 which helps to energize you and give you a happy and more pleasant disposition.  That in turn makes you feel like doing more.

Joint pain reliever is another benefit of this ancient drink.  It produces glucaric acid which is anti inflammatory.  It relieves inflammation in your gut and helps your joints.

It tastes good too.  We never show people how its made first or I don't think they would try it.  But when they do try it, they realize it really is good.  You can drink it as soon as the first fermentation is complete to your liking or you can do a second fermentation and it makes it a carbonated yummy drink.  There is a lot on the internet to learn how to do all of this from people a whole lot more educated then me.  I encourage you to try it.  

It's easy to make.  You just brew a gallon of sweet black tea and put in a quart of strong starter kombucha and a SCOBY.  SCOBY is an acronym for symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast.  It is the white discs floating around the tea.  They ferment the tea and turn it into kombucha.  It is very similar how a mother of vinegar forms on apples and water when you are making apple cider vinegar.

I hope you will investigate and try kombucha.  We have taken to drinking it everyday.  It has had wonderful effects for us.  If you are interested in a SCOBY to make your own kombucha please just contact us or come to the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market if you are in the Raliegh NC area.  We would love to meet you. 

Till next time, stay healthy.

 


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