Kombucha- a great daily addition
Kombucha culture brewing
I’m a great fan of personal health self empowerment. Anything you can do at home that will add to your healing program is all to the good. Probiotics, beneficial bacteria of many types, including acidophilus from yogurt, have been helping their human hosts for centuries. A zippy drink, long popular in Europe and Asia, is getting some serious attention here these days. It’s become so popular, in fact, that it made the pages of the New York Times today. While you’re there, check out the picture of a home kombucha brewing setup.
Kombucha is the contemporary name for sweetened tea that has been fermented using a macroscopic solid mass of microorganisms (kombucha colony). Though often called a mushroom, it actually consists principally of beneficial bacteria and yeast cultures. The Kombucha culture feeds on some type of sugar that’s been added to the brew, and, in exchange, produces other valuable substances.
Floating on the surface of your home brewing vessel, the culture looks somewhat like a large pancake.
I’ll blog soon about the benefits of kombucha for your daily life.
Any kombucha drinkers out there? Send me your stories and we can discuss them.