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From Ancient Elixir to Modern Essence: What You Need to Know About Kombucha

Origin of Kombucha

It is believed that kombucha originated in Northeast China or Manchuria more than two thousand years ago. The traditional story is that it was consumed by the Qin Dynasty in China around 220 BCE and was known as the “tea of immortality” due to its supposed health benefits.

The word “kombucha” itself is thought to have come from the Japanese word “kōcha kinoko” (紅茶キノコ), which means “tea mushroom” or “tea fungus.” This term likely refers to the SCOBY, the symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast responsible for fermenting the sweetened tea into kombucha.

During World War II, kombucha’s popularity declined in Asia but saw a resurgence in Europe and the United States during the late 20th century, driven by the growing interest in natural health remedies and alternative medicine.

How Kombucha formed

Kombucha is a fermented beverage made from sweetened tea with main ingredients of black or green tea, sugar, and a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). The SCOBY looks like a rubbery pancake and is responsible for the fermentation process. During fermentation, the SCOBY consumes the sugar in the sweetened tea and produces various acids, enzymes, and probiotics.

Kombucha forms through a process of fermentation, which is a natural metabolic process carried out by a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). The SCOBY is a rubbery, pancake-like culture that floats on the surface of the sweetened tea and is responsible for transforming the tea into kombucha.

Health Benefits

Kombucha has gained popularity in recent years, in part due to claims of potential health benefits.

  • Probiotic Support: Kombucha contains live probiotic bacteria. Probiotics are known to promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria, which may positively impact digestion and support overall gut health.
  • Improved Digestion: The organic acids in kombucha, such as acetic acid and lactic acid, supports digestion by promoting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and assisting in the breakdown of food.
  • Antioxidant Properties: Kombucha contains antioxidants, such as polyphenols, which can help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body. These antioxidants may play a role in reducing oxidative stress and supporting cellular health.
  • Immune System Support: The antioxidants and probiotics in kombucha have immune-enhancing effects, which could potentially help strengthen the body’s natural defense mechanisms.
  • Detoxification: Glucuronic acid, which aids in the detoxification process by supporting the liver’s ability to remove toxins from the body is found In kombucha.
  • Potential Antimicrobial Properties: Kombucha possesses antimicrobial properties, which could help inhibit the growth of certain harmful bacteria and fungi.

While Kombucha is known for its probiotic benefits, combining it with Bird nest that is known for its health benefits, containing both macronutrients and micronutrients, water-soluble proteins and carbohydrates, from calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, sialic acid, and amino acids, having all these essential nutrients making a perfect tonic drink for a healthier lifestyle. Pristine Farm ensures that our clients’ well-being is protected by assuring high-quality, health-centric processing that prioritizes hygiene and precision. Our bird’s nests are responsibly sourced, not just to preserve your health, but also to support safe harvesting procedures that ensure the wellbeing of Southeast Asia’s swallow population. Our Bird nest with kombucha is Each Bird Nest Kombucha bottle drink is made of 10g premium cooked nest and generous amount 140g of kombucha. 100% Natural, no preservatives, no seasoning. Cooking is done in Singapore, on the day you receive, under strict food safety standards. It comes in 2 variants: Raspberry Mint and Original flavor.

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