Fermented drink made from tea `Kombucha` new super remedy for gut health

Updated: Oct 28, 2013, 18:58 PM IST

New York: Kombucha, an alcohol-free fermented beverage made from tea, might just be the next big thing in probiotics.
Eric and Jessica Childs, who brought it forward, said that it has amazing benefits for gastrointestinal health and also has energizing properties.
In an attempt to promote the healthy drink, they started Kombucha Brooklyn, claiming that the drink is the perfect beverage for New Yorkers.
The husband-wife team has already experienced the benefits of Kombucha, which is a combo of tea, sugar, yeast and bacteria, said that the drink will boost immunity, improve digestion and relieve skin problems.

Eric said that when someone drinks Kombucha, they reap benefits from multiple microorganisms plus health benefits and flavour from the ingredients.
Jessica, a microbiologist with a certificate from the National Gourmet Institute, said that Kombucha can also be used in cooking as it has a large flavour profile.