Can you eat a Scoby? Scoby snacks and kombucha nutrition

I was recently asked a fantastic question about the health benefits of eating a scoby. Bruce, a regular reader of the blog, had come across a recipe for making scoby jerky out of spare scobys and was wondering what he would be eating if he was to eat scoby jerky. Related: Introduction to the health…… Continue reading Can you eat a Scoby? Scoby snacks and kombucha nutrition

Know your probiotics – brewing a better kombucha.

When we’re making kombucha, we want it to be as healthy and as health-giving as we can. Because even though it tastes great, most of us are doing this because of kombucha’s health benefits. We want to see improvements in our health. Otherwise, why bother, right? So, let’s dive into the exciting world of lactic-acid…… Continue reading Know your probiotics – brewing a better kombucha.

Nothing to see here (research paper retracted)

So. Originally this blog post was going to be the exciting follow up to this one. You know, where I get into the nitty gritty about why I thought you’d love to hear about how fermenting herbal teas with a scoby make them even better? But life is a funny old thing sometimes. Before I…… Continue reading Nothing to see here (research paper retracted)

Myths and Truths about Kombucha

For today’s post we’re going on a little trip over to another blog. Phoenix Helix is a blog which focuses on a primal/paleo approach to autoimmune issues.  I’m linking to Eileen’s site today because of her excellent blog post from 2013 titled Kombucha: Myths vs. Truths. What I love best about this post is that…… Continue reading Myths and Truths about Kombucha

Kombucha has a different mix of microbes when grown with different recipes

So. What strains of probiotics are in kombucha? What are the kombucha microbes that make your brew so good? And can you change them? We know that SCOBY stands for “Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast”. But which bacteria are doing the work? What is a good scoby yeast? And are all kombucha scobys the same?…… Continue reading Kombucha has a different mix of microbes when grown with different recipes