Although fermented foods have been a part of many cultures for thousands of years, a renewed interest is bringing them into the limelight once again.
Kombucha is a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) that forms a zoolgleal mat. This unique beverage has been used for over 2000 years to improve health and fight against infection and chronic disease. The Ancient Chinese called Kombucha the "Immortal Health Elixer" as they revered it for its remarkable health benefits.
Another drink reaches a breakthrough in the consumer market. The beverage is called Kombucha, more known to the Chinese as 'Tea of Immortality' and now dubbed as 'The Wonder Drink' because of its several health benefits and medicinal qualities. With more literature being published regarding its effectiveness in weight management, immune system enhancement as well as its role in improving digestion, boosting energy, protecting the hair and teeth, and battling certain types of cancer, the fondness over this drink grows further.
Kombucha tea is becoming all the rage in popular culture today, with entire refrigerator cases at health food stores now exclusively stocking the stuff, and celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, and Orlando Bloom regularly drinking it for increased longevity and improved health.