Kombucha is one of the latest superfoods boasting potential health benefits. The fermentation key to making kombucha gives it a distinctive fizziness and creates the perfect environment for healthy probiotics. However, not all kombucha ingredients are created equal.
How Kombucha Ingredients Benefit You
Colonies of beneficial bacteria known as probiotics are present in many foods such as kefir, miso, yogurt and sauerkraut. Many people also find kombucha to be a palatable and convenient source of probiotics that can positively affect your health. Probiotics can help support:
- Gut health
- Skin health
- Energy levels
How do probiotics accomplish so much? One of the main explanations is the gut-brain axis, a signalling system between the digestive tract and the central nervous system. Surprisingly, the digestive tract creates a lot of chemicals integral to emotional stability, including serotonin.
Many vitamins are also produced in the gastrointestinal tract that our body needs to stay healthy and energised. If the gut develops diseases such as Crohn's or Celiac, the brain is affected by the interrupted production of vitamins and neurotransmitters. Fortunately, studies indicate taking probiotics may improve mood and even cognitive ability due to their positive effects on gut health. Probiotics may also treat and prevent diarrhoea, genitourinary infections and even eczema by strengthening the immune system.
Why Kombucha Ingredients Matter
Kombucha is made from various ingredients, but the fundamentals usually consist of black tea, sugar and yeast. A colony of beneficial microorganisms, known as SCOBY, a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, is used to ferment the tea. The fermentation process produces polyphenols, alcohol and the probiotics that give kombucha tea its superfood reputation.
Not all kombucha products contain the same probiotic levels or health benefits. Attempts to make kombucha at home sometimes result in the formation of harmful bacteria, which can make people sick. It's often preferable to buy kombucha from a trusted expert rather than risk your health with homemade kombucha. The Superfoods Company supplier of instant kombucha, uses a specialised process to produce a safe and high-quality product.
How Instant Kombucha Works
Our Instant kombucha is crafted using black tea ethically sourced from the Alishan mountains in Taiwan. First, the tea leaves are brewed and fermented using SCOBY. Next, the kombucha is transformed into a powder via microencapsulation. Superfoods Company's micro-encapsulated powder contains active probiotics. In contrast, other brands of powdered kombucha often use high temperatures that destroy active cultures.
Then, the powdered kombucha ingredients are mixed with other all-natural flavours such as apple cider vinegar to achieve the perfect combination of probiotics and antioxidants. Our Instant Kombucha contains no alcohol or added sugar. Sugar is only used during the fermentation process to help the probiotics grow.
You can see and taste the difference in quality between our Instant Kombucha and other kombucha brands. Superfoods Company's Instant kombucha creates a mildly acidic and cloudy amber beverage with the pleasant aroma of black tea. Low-quality products create a pale, sour kombucha with no aroma.
Browse the selection of instant kombucha available from Superfoods Company. We offer a range of all-natural flavours made from ethically sourced kombucha ingredients. Our vegan and preservative-free products are good for you and our planet!