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Cultures For Health Kombucha Starter Culture -- 0.8 oz


Cultures For Health Kombucha Starter Culture
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Cultures For Health Kombucha Starter Culture -- 0.8 oz

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Cultures For Health Kombucha Starter Culture Description

  • Make it Yours
  • Make Batch after Batch of Probiotic-Rich Kombucha
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten Free

  • Make Fresh, Natural Kombucha at Home with Our Authentic Starter Culture (also known as a SCOBY)
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten Free

Once Activated, This SCOBY can be maintained to Reuse Continuously for Your Next Batches of Kombucha.


Directions

In the bag:

  • Dehydrated SCOBY (symbiotic culture of natural bacteria and yeasts)
  • Instructions for activating and maintaining the SCOBY

What You'll Need:

  • Organic cane sugar
  • Plain, unflavored black tea (loose or in bags)
  • Distilled white vinegar water.

Refrigerate for long-term storage.

Free Of
GMOs, gluten.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2.4 g
Servings per Container: 1
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories0
Total Fat0 g0%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium0 mg0%
Total Carbohydrate0 g0%
   Dietary Fiber0 g0%
   Total Sugars0 g
     Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein0 g
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium0 mg0%
Iron0 mg0%
Potassium0 mg0%
Other Ingredients: Organic sugar, organic black tea, live active cultures.

Manufactured in a facility that processes products containing soy and dairy.

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5 Reasons to Fall in Love With Kombucha

Though kombucha is now practically a household word for many health-minded folks, a decade ago comparatively few Americans were aware of this unique beverage. Called the “Immortal Health Elixir” by the Chinese, kombucha originated in the Far East around 2,000 years ago.

This fermented or “cultured” beverage is typically made from black tea—though green or white tea are also used—along with some form of sugar, which facilitates the fermentation process. The result is a naturally carbonated drink with a slightly tart flavor, rich in many beneficial compounds. Here are some compelling reasons to enjoy this age-old elixir:

Three Open Jars  With Lemons and Ginger on White Wooden Table Representing the Benefits of Drinking Kombucha | Vitacost.com/blog

The Benefits of Drinking Kombucha

1. It’s a great source of probiotics

Probiotics are beneficial bacterial that have been shown in numerous studies to support a healthy digestive system, among other benefits. These gut-friendly microbes are found in all naturally fermented/cultured foods and beverages, and kombucha is an especially rich source. In fact, the bubbly drink is said to contain billions of probiotics. To ensure plenty of live “good” bacteria make it past your stomach acid to support your gut, it’s helpful to consume diverse strains. One study found kombucha to typically contain gluconacetobacter, acetobacter, lactobacillus and zygosaccharomyces.1

2. It’s a functional food

In the 1980s, the Japanese government created a class of "functional foods" which described items with wellness benefits beyond basic nutrition. Meanwhile, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics defines functional foods as: "Whole foods along with fortified, enriched or enhanced foods that have a potentially beneficial effect on health when consumed as part of a varied diet on a regular basis at effective levels based on significant standards of evidence." Either way, kombucha fits the bill, offering not only healthy hydration, but also rich levels of probiotics, plus polyphenols, enzymes, antioxidants, B-complex vitamins, beneficial acids and more.

3. It supports a healthy microbiome

Hippocrates once said that "all disease begins in the gut." Your intestinal tract contains trillions of bacteria and other microbes, collectively referred to as your microbiome. Probiotics have been shown to help to nurture a healthy microbiome and to support proper digestion, a normal immune response and the production of important enzymes and vitamins. Conversely, a lack of these helpful microbes can lead to dysbiosis—an unbalanced ratio of “good” vs. “bad” bugs in the gut. A recent study found that dysbiosis of the gut microbiota is associated with intestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and celiac disease, as well as extra-intestinal disorders including allergies, asthma, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease,and obesity.2

4. It's an ideal summer elixir

Whether you prefer to avoid alcohol, or just want cool ideas for delicious summer hydration, naturally delicious mocktails and elixirs rock! They can be created from any combination of tea, fresh juice and/or kombucha with endless refreshing variations. One example is a 50/50 blend of lemonade and Lemon-Ginger kombucha, garnished with orange slices. Or perhaps Ginger-Berry kombucha with fresh-cut strawberries, a squeeze of lime and liquid stevia to taste? You might also try a luscious mélange of Tart Cherry kombucha and fresh-squeezed lime juice spiked with agave inulin, a natural, low-glycemic sweetener made from soluble agave fiber. Garnish with fragrant fresh mint and enjoy.

5. It's a fun cocktail mixer

Commercial cocktail mixes often contain refined sugar, artificial colors, flavors and other dubious additives. Fortunately, a healthier “craft” cocktail is easy to make. The key is choosing good-for-you mixers, such as iced tea, fresh juices, and/or some delicious kombucha, available in numerous flavors. Imagine Lemon-Ginger Drops, made by blending vodka with fresh lemon juice, Lemon-Ginger kombucha and maple syrup to taste. Or add Bacardi to a berry-flavored kombucha, plus raw, organic honey. Blend with frozen berries, daiquiri style and enjoy! How about Coconut-Lime kombucha combined with fresh lime juice, a fine tequila, and a touch of raw, organic agave nectar?

Once you start to fully appreciate kombucha, it’s hard to beat this amazing, highly refreshing beverage for optimal vitality—this summer and all year round!

References

1https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24290641

2https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4315779/

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