Kombucha – the benefits of a sweet and sour drink made from tea
If you’ve crossed our threshold at least once or ordered from us, you probably know that in addition to the dishes on the menu, we also create our own fermented, homemade drinks. Kombucha is one of them, a light fizzy drink made from sweetened tea and kombucha mushroom.
Chances are you’ve heard of at least one benefit of this drink, but if you still don’t know much about it, here are the most important ones.
1. Source of probiotics
Kombucha has become increasingly popular as a potential source of probiotics, which can help balance the level of bacteria in the gut and improve digestion.
It is important to know that the strains and amounts of probiotic microbes will vary depending on various factors, including how kombucha is made and its fermentation time.
2. Contains vitamins and minerals
Kombucha contains small amounts of vitamins and minerals that are produced when yeast breaks down sugars, including vitamin C and B vitamins, such as B1, B6 and B12.
3. Helps strengthen the immune system
The benefits of kombucha for gut health can also provide a boost to the immune system. Bacteria that ferment from kombucha can boost immunity, thanks to the dose of good bacteria it provides.
– Kombucha has been around for almost 2,000 years. It was first prepared in China, and gradually spread to Japan and Russia. It became popular in Europe in the early 20th century.
The name kombucha is actually a Japanese word.
– In Japanese, kombucha actually refers to kelp tea (seaweed extremely rich in nutrients). However, scientists believe that Westerners generally applied the Japanese word to all types of fermented tea, regardless of their ingredients.
Over the last few years, people have shown a keen interest in this amazing drink and, for good reason, it is a truly refreshing drink with various health benefits.
If you want to enjoy the benefits of this drink, in the Samsara menu you will find kombucha with pomegranate and kombucha with ginger and turmeric, both in our restaurants and at delivery.