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Try this: Kombucha

What is it?

Kombucha is a fermented tea that is very slightly effervescent. We’re hearing a lot more about fermented foods and drinks these days as it appears the probiotics they contain are beneficial to our gut bacteria.

Buy or make it

Kombucha is available in a wide variety of flavours, but you can also make it yourself. You’ll first need a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) starter. This slimy, jelly-like culture, when added to sugary tea (green or black), provides the probiotics during the fermentation process. The great thing about a SCOBY culture is that once you have it, you can keep reusing it.

Brands to try

  • Mama’s Brew Shop organic kombucha
  • Good Buzz Brewing Co
  • Kombucha King
  • Kombucha Wonder Drink

For more information, see The truth about fermented foods.