Booch ancient elixir heals gut disturbances

The process of digestion and absorption is among the most important to our health. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, made this statement over 2000 years ago and Shannon Kamins, founder of Booch Organic Kombucha, considers it truer today than ever before.

Believing fermented beverages are the basis for vibrant living, Booch offers this ancient elixir of yesteryear to heal gut issues, one bottle at a time. Kombucha is a naturally carbonated beverage made by fermenting black, green or white tea and sugar, with a culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). As with all fermented foods, a trace amount of alcohol can be present in kombucha, and there is no accurate method currently available on the market to measure its content during the brewing process.

In response, Booch has identified a potential new product - a kombucha ethanol content measurement kit, which would consist of a detailed protocol outlining a proven method. To explore this potential new product, Booch is collaborating with researcher Karen Buchholz with Fanshawe’s School of Applied Science and Technology and a student research assistant to develop and compare three different methods. The results of the project will assist Booch in expanding its market and ensuring safe kombucha products for all ages and potentially new industry standards in the accurate measurement of ethanol in kombucha.