· By Merle von KOMBUCHERY
How suitable is kombucha for pregnant women and children? All the answers about the alcohol level!
Who should drink kombucha
We will briefly explain how much alcohol is in Kombucha and how it is produced. Who should be more careful when consuming the fermented tea drink Here you will find all the important information.
How is alcohol produced in Kombucha??
An alternative soft drink that contains alcohol Contradictory as it may sound, it's not that absurd. You just have to know how alcohol is produced and at what level alcohol can be really unhealthy. All fermented beverages contain some percentage of alcohol. This is created during fermentation. Simply put, the yeast of the kombucha mushroom starts eating up the sugar from the previously sweetened tea. The kombucha culture then produces ethanol and carbon dioxide. In the end, these ensure the sparkling carbonic acid in the kombucha. Sugar is therefore split into alcohol and carbon dioxide and the tea fungus can also form the many healthy acids and ingredients.
How much alcohol does kombucha contain?
First, it's important to understand that the duration and type of fermentation also affects the alcohol content in kombucha. It can contain up to 3% alcohol. In fact, it is usually less. After 14 days of fermentation, the alcohol content is around 0.5 to 1 percent. Similar to an orange juice. Kombucha that has not been pasteurized and is constantly being fermented can therefore vary in alcohol content. According to German food law, a drink with a maximum of 0.5% alcohol can be described as "non-alcoholic".
Who shouldn't drink Kombucha?Due to the low but still existing alcohol content, pregnant and breastfeeding women should play it safe and not drink kombucha. For the same reason, children should also not consume Kombucha daily and too often (a maximum amount of approx. 125 ml per day is recommended). In addition, people with histamine intolerance should avoid the fermented tea drink.
Hinweis: Dieser Artikel ist ausschließlich für Informationszwecke bestimmt und nicht als professionelle Analyse, Beratung oder medizinische Auskunft zu verstehen, sondern enthält die persönliche Meinung des Autors, basierend auf recherchierter Fachliteratur und eigener Erfahrung zum Thema.