Kombucha - Harvest Health Foods

KOMBUCHA - Raw, Fermented and Good For You!

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Harvest Health Foods
Kombucha, some call it a new fad, actually it is an age-old fermented beverage that has resurged with popularity. 
 
Kombucha has been touted as a health elixir that has many health benefits beyond its current hip-to-drink status.   Before the refrigerator, many cultures fermented foods from their harvest for preservation. They consumed these fermented beverages and foods on daily basis.  You may have heard of Kefir, Yogurt, Kvass, or  Rejuvelac or even your grandmothers sauerkraut - these are all fermented foods. Or what we like to call them "Improved" foods.
Traditionally Kombucha is a sweetened black tea that is fermented with a SCOBEY (a Symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast).  Creative Kombucha makers take things a step further by adding additional favors from fruit, herbs and unique superfoods.   
 
SCOBY's are what provide Kombucha with their nutritional punch and it's unique flavor.  They are the slimy, stringy jellyfish-like particles or "baby's" from the mother Scobey,  you might see floating in your Kombucha.  No worries, they are ok to consume, in fact, if nurtured you too can make more Kombucha from those "babies".  If nurtured correctly a healthy Sobey can make many batches of Kombucha and create many baby Scoby's to share with others.
 
Kombucha is alive, it is raw and considered a fermented beverage with low levels of alcohol (Less than .5%) that is produced during the fermentation process.  Kombucha is intended to be enjoyed by the whole family.  But there are some brands have created higher alcohol kombuchas like GT's Classic variety, or like Unity Vibrations Kombucha Beer. 
These varieties require consumers to be over 21. 
 
Other probiotic rich beverages have come on the kombucha scene that is made from coconut water like Kevita.  
 
Benefits of Kombucha: We have to do due diligence and say that these benefits have not been verified by the FDA, there are many personal reports that share these benefits.  You'll have to try it out for yourself.  It is certainly better for you than a can of soda!
 
When people drink kombucha on a daily basis, they have found it to be beneficial for many things like:
 
Digestion  ( Good Bacteria in your gut)
 
Detoxification  (Acids present in Kombucha helps aid the liver in natural detoxification)
 
Immunity Booster ( Certain compounds in fermented teas are high in antioxidants.
 
Joint Health (Glucosamines created in the fermentation process may assist 
 
Weight Loss - Kombucha is low sugar because most of the sugar is consumed during the fermentation process. Check the labels for sugar count and serving size.  Replace your sugary beverage or juice with this refreshing beverage will reduce the number of calories you consume.  We also believe feeding your body good bacteria and healthier beverages help keep you hydrated and satisfied.
 
Talk to Kombucha fans, and they will add a whole list of their own favorite reasons to drink kombucha!
 

Here are some of the brands of Kombucha you can find on Harvest Health Foods shelves.  Do you have a favoirte Kombucha we should try.  Let us know we'll see if we can bring it in.

Check out our monthly Kombucha feature in our sale flyer.  You can always save with a 10% Case discount.  Check with our stores for case price savings. 

Bloom Ferments - Harvest Health Foods

Bloom Ferments  - Local GR                      

BRAGG APPLE CIDER BEVERAGES HARVEST HEALTH FOODS   Braggs Apple Cider Beverage

  BREW DR KOMBUCHA HARVEST HEALTH FOODS Brew Dr. Kombucha

BUCHI KOMBUCHA  - HARVEST HEALTH FOODS      Buchi Kombucha

FARMHOUSE GUT PUNCH AND GUT SHOT  HARVEST HEALTH FOODS

Farmhouse Culture - Gut Punch

FLORA KOMBUCHA - HARVEST HEALTH FOODS

Flora Kombucha - Local GR

GT'S CLASSIC KOMBUCHA - HARVEST HEALTH FOODS

GT's Classic - Black Label

GT's KOMBUCHA HARVEST HEALTH FOODS

GT's Enlightened, Synergy 16.2

GT's 48 oz KOMBUCHA - HARVEST HEALTH FOODS

GT's 48 OZ Family Size

HUMM KOMBUCHA - HARVEST HEALTH FOODS

Humm Kombucha

KEVITA MASTER BREW  KOMBUCHA  HARVEST HEALTH FOODS

Kevita Master Brew

Kevita Kombucha

Kevita Coconut Sparkling Probiotic Beverages

LIVE KOMBUCHA and LIVE APPLE CIDER BEVERAGES

Live Soda  & Live Apple Cider Beverages

REEDS KOMBUCHA - HARVEST HEALTH FOODS

Reeds Kombucha

sacred Springs Kombucha - Harvest Health Foods

Sacred Springs Kombucha

Sound Infused Kombucha - Local

Unity Vibration Beer

Unitty Vibrations Kombucha Tea and Kombucha Beer

Kombucha Wonderdrink Harvest Health Foods

Kombucha Wonderdrink

 

   

 

Benefits of Kombucha - Harvest Health Foods