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January 14, 2020

What is a Kombucha SCOBY?

A SCOBY is the actor that changes sweet tea to kombucha. The word SCOBY is actually an acronym that means Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast. 

What does that really mean? 

The yeast and bacteria depend on each other to stay alive (Symbiosis). The yeast takes the sugar from the sweet tea and converts it, through fermentation, into alcohol. Then the bacteria transforms the alcohol into organic acids. Then the by-products of the bacteria fermentation feed the yeast. 

The bacteria convert the alcohol into beneficial acids, making Kombucha a non-alcohol probiotic beverage. 

Now that you know what Kombucha and SCOBY’s are, learn [how to make your own kombucha.]

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