Anti-microbial activity of Kombucha is from acetic acid
What are the health benefits of kombucha
People ask me with out fail: " What are the health benefits of kombucha." Some people have never heard of kombucha before, some seem to want to hear what I have to say and hear my opinion. What I do know beyond a shadow of a doubt is that kombucha is vinegar. Not a mushroom. Not a fungus. Not even a fermented tea. Kombucha's health benefits are from the vinegar in it. What makes this vinegar special from other vinegars? Kombucha is a probiotic vinegar.
CORNELL UNIVERSITY FOOD STUDY ON KOMBUCHA
Determination and characterization of the anti-microbial activity of the fermented tea Kombucha
Kombucha may be a healthful beverage in view of its anti-microbial activity against a range of pathogenic bacteria. This may promote immunity and general well being. It is recommended that Kombucha be consumed at 33 g/L total acid, 7 g/L acetic acid, to obtain these beneficial attributes.