Monday, January 13, 2014

Makes You Wonder

Kumbucha now appears on all the ritziest places on the web. According to Wiki, "Kumbucha is  a sightly effervescent fermented drink of sweetened black tea that is used as a functional food. It is produced by fermenting the tea using a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, or "SCOBY". Although kombucha is claimed to have several beneficial effects on health, these claims are not supported by scientific evidence. Drinking kombucha has been linked to serious side effects and deaths, and improper preparation can lead to contamination.[1]"

Years ago a friend gave me a scoby that lived in my hall closet. It wasn’t the slave master that friendship  bread*  is, but it did require time and attention, it made babies and I had heard there was a possibility of contamination. In a moment of liberation I threw it into the compost heap. For several years after that we had no earthworms. ?????

* just in case you didn't know about friendship bread


Keetha said...

Ha! Indeed: Makes you wonder.

Nicole said...