Kombucha is a favorite family drink at our house. It is an easy to make, refreshing, and nutritious fermented beverage! It is a great alternative to the corn syrup packaged beverages that stock the shelves at your local grocery. I have been making it off and on for a few years now, and my husband still frequently requests it. According to Cultures for Health, “A Kombucha starter culture (aka Kombucha scoby, mushroom, mother) consists of yeast and bacteria existing in a symbiotic relationship. When combined with brewed tea, sugar, water and allowed to ferment for 5 to 30 days, the resulting Kombucha tea beverage has a slightly carbonated zing and is packed full of b-vitamins.” Kombucha is a probiotic rich beverage that is not only delicious but is also gluten-free, dairy free and vegan.
I recently purchased some store bought kombucha at my local health food store. I was blown away to discover that it cost $2.50 per pint (on sale, mind you!) for this beverage! To make your own kombucha it costs less then $1 per gallon! All’s you need is your own kombucha starter (which keeps reproducing itself indefinitely with proper care), tea bags, sugar, and filtered water. I have just began exploring with all the different flavors you can make by adding fruit after the first fermenting period. The flavor variety seem endless (pear, mango, raspberry, and more)!
Cultures for Health is a wonderful local company that offers a wide variety of culture starters to help you make your own yogurt, kefir, butermilk, and kombucha, in addition to a supply of various books, resources, and equipment for your healthy kitchen.
Cultures for Health would like to give away three kombucha starter kits for three special readers to enable you to make your own kombucha. This starter kit includes a dehydrated culture and a plastic mesh strainer ($16 retail value).
They also offer a free e-book guide called Learn to Make Your Own Kombucha which every individual who enters this giveaway will receive your own copy! There are a wide assortment of thorough how-to videos available at Cultures for Health as well.
1. Visit Cultures for Health here and enter your name and email address.
You will be entered into the giveaway and also receive a free copy of the ebook on How to Make Kombucha. You will be subscribed to their newsletter which will keep you posted on wonderful how-to’s and discounts for making your own wonderful cultured products. You can unsubscribe at any time.
AND THE WINNERS ARE…
Amy Auchenback – Amyauchenbach@…
Terri Robinson – robinson.terri@…
Brittany Johnson – eviejeanable@…
Giveaway limited to US participants only.
Winner will be randomly selected and contacted on the Wednesday following the completion of the giveaway. The end of this post will be updated to announce the winners.
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Cultures for Health would also like to offer our readers a 20% discount off Kombucha Cultures & Kombucha Starter Kits. Enter coupon code: KOMBUCHA at checkout. Code expires on 2/19/12.