Kombucha is popular in Europe and the United States for its blood pressure, blood lipid and anti-cancer effects. In recent years, this trend has also been introduced to Taiwan and has become a popular health drink among the people, but many people do not know much about how kombucha is made. How exactly is kombucha made? How does drinking help the human body? Let "Doctor Hello" take you to understand all kinds of knowledge about kombucha! Kombucha: an alcoholic drink made from fermented kombucha Kombucha originated in China and is a health drink with a long history.
Kombucha is fermented by symbiotic bacteria (kombucha mushroom) of sugar, water and yeast. It is a fermented tea, so it is also called black banner design tea mushroom and kombucha tea. It not only contains probiotics, which is beneficial to the intestinal flora ecology, but also produces a small amount of bubbles during the natural fermentation process to increase the taste, so it has become a favorite health drink of many people. Since kombucha is fermented by yeast, it contains a small amount of alcohol, about 0.5% or less. According to the Chinese standard, alcoholic beverages must have an alcohol concentration of more than 0.5%. Therefore, kombucha is still a general drink in Taiwan.
However, some manufacturers in Europe and the United States add additional alcohol to kombucha to reach an alcohol concentration of 4-7%, making kombucha a popular low-alcohol beverage with a unique flavor. 5 Benefits of Drinking Kombucha Kombucha is fermented by yeast, so it produces many nutrients that are beneficial to the human body, including: vitamin C , B1, B6, B12 and glucuronic acid. Moderate consumption has the following 5 major benefits to the human body. Keep blood sugar stable: It has been confirmed by animal experiments that drinking kombucha before meals can inhibit α-amylase in the body, and effectively stabilize blood sugar after meals , helping to prevent and improve diabetes .