What is kombucha drink?
In these days of craft beer,organic soft drinks and organic foodo”, the market revives an almost legendary drink You know kombucha It is no secret that it is fashionable! Now, although it seems super alternative, this drink is nothing modern. In fact it is prior to the birth of Christ.to.
We find the origin of kombucha in China. It is afermented beverage based on tea and sugar. In this sense, the production process is similar to that of beer, wine or mead: a microorganism transforms a source of sugars and increases the preservative power of the food. Of course, this fermentation hardly generates alcohol, sokombucha is not considered an alcoholic beverage; at least in Spain.
The element responsible for fermentation is theSCOBY Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeastt). In Spanish, symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeasts. A certain combination of fungi and bacteria grows in the tea must while forming a kind of cake where the different microorganisms develop in harmony. In biological terms, it is the same relationship as a lichen.n.
Today we know that this curious drinkspread throughout Asia over the centuries, although it did not arrive in Europe until a few decades ago. In fact, based on the surviving descriptions, we believe that the legendary Genghis Khan's army fed on kombucha during his campaigns as a kind of invigorating. We also know that Japanese samurai consumed kombucha before entering combat.
The properties of kombucha are multiple. However,it is essential to consume it unpasteurized to enjoy its benefits, since that process would eliminate the microbes present in the drink. Let's see some of its advantages:
- Facilitates digestion
- Strengthens the intestinal flora thanks to its probiotic load
- It is energizing, given the theine content
- Strengthens the immune system
- Provides antioxidant polyphenols
- Contains vitamins of group B and group C
- It is a source of minerals iron, zinc, copper and manganeseo)
- Low in calories
- It only presents between one and four grams of alcohol per liter
itsAcid to sweet taste varies depending on the type of tea used. Several chefs of Spanish haute cuisine have already looked at kombucha as a value proposition within their experiences. Now it is not a miracle drink as some producers sell. It is healthy in moderate doses. Of course it is, but by itself it is not the cure for any serious illness. Everything else is homeopathy.a.