It is somewhat candy, somewhat bitter and, because it seems, generally a bit too boozy.
The favored fermented drink usually comprises traces of alcohol ensuing from its manufacturing course of, however varied circumstances can increase the alcohol to ranges corresponding to beer even because it sits on retailer cabinets.
It isn’t more likely to get you tipsy, stated Lorraine McIntyre, with the BCCDC, however low ranges of alcohol is usually a concern for many who are pregnant or breast-feeding, or have compromised immune techniques, for toddlers or for individuals who don’t want to eat any alcohol for private, spiritual or well being causes.
The BCCDC in collaboration with the British Columbia Institute of Expertise (BCIT) is testing alcohol ranges in 760 samples of kombucha collected from grocery shops, farmers markets and different retail and manufacturing areas throughout the province. The outcomes might be revealed on the finish of the month.
Kombucha is a fermented tea widespread with Canadians who take pleasure in its distinctive style — barely acidic, barely candy — that some liken to apple cider. It is also touted for its probiotics, that are believed to…