The most important thing during your own fermentation is hygiene. No matter whether in your own four walls or on a large scale. If kombucha is fermented under the right conditions, it can be used drink daily without hesitation. It is not without reason that the tea drink is so popular in many households. However, the following also applies here: Everyone reacts differently to different foods. We therefore recommend carefully approaching the special drink with its many positive properties. How much is good for you and how your intestine reacts to the drink is best for you to find out for yourself. If your intestines are initially challenged, you can easily get them used to the fermented tea drink with small doses. So you can benefit from the probiotic effects and diverse microorganisms.
Not every kombucha is written on it
Therefore, pay attention to the ingredients when buying. Unnecessarily much sugar or various artificial ingredients have no place in an unpasteurized living kombucha. In the end, as with any conventional soft drink, too much sugar and unnecessary artificial additives are not part of a healthy, balanced diet. Due to the low alcohol content, pregnant women and children should generally avoid the tea drink.
Make kombucha hygienically at home
As already mentioned at the beginning, it is very important to adhere to various hygienic guidelines for your own fermentation at home. If you felt unwell in the past, it was almost always due to the fact that the sensitive kombucha was contaminated with foreign germs when it was made at home. Therefore, always observe these 4 important hygiene principles during fermentation!
Hygiene principles for kombucha fermentation at home:
- Always carefully wash your hands, containers and all accessories that you use with hot water before use.
- The fermentation vessels should be made of glass. An air-permeable cloth should always cover the glass. A simple rubber band can be used to fix it.
- As soon as you discover mold (not to be confused with natural scoby deposits), immediately dispose of the entire Kombucha culture and its fluids.
- If a strange odor and color develops during the fermentation, which is unusual for kombucha, you should interrupt the fermentation with this approach.
First of all, we wish you many more pleasant and refreshing Kombucha moments that are good for you and that you can enjoy. Cheers!
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