Kombucha is fermented tea with historical origins in China. The basic ingredients are tea, sugar, bacteria and yeast, with added variants including spices or fruit juices. Kombucha is rich in probiotics as found in other fermented foods, which provide the gut with healthy bacteria. This delicious, effervescent black or green tea contains antioxidants – substances that fight free radicals that damage cells. Kombucha, especially when made with green tea, may have antioxidant effects in your liver. It’s interesting that Kombucha can kill bacteria, because one of the main substance produces during fermentation is acetic acid, as also found in vinegar.
Whatever the supposed health claims of kombucha, it’s just plain delicious to drink. Our Sajiva brand kombucha is vegan, gluten free, certified organic, and made locally in Kelowna. Raspberry lime turmeric, chai spice, new growler and refills are available online or for purchase in-store. They’re great for lunches, picnics and hiking.
Shop with us for kombucha, meat-alternatives, vegan charcuterie boards and a wide variety of products to support your dietary choices. Come in for breakfast or lunch! We have a grab-and-go counter for sandwiches, salads, and drinks right in the store. The Vegetarian Butcher is all about replicating that meat-loving taste and texture with healthy plant-based alternatives for vegan and vegetarian grocery shoppers.