Product Review: GT’s Kombucha Synergy Raspberry Chia
Serving Size: 8 fl. oz.
Amount per Serving
Calories from Fat 27.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 7g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Est. Percent of Calories from:
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.
Kombucha is an effervescent tea-based beverage that is often drunk for its anecdotal health benefits or medicinal purposes. Kombucha is available commercially and can be made at home by fermenting tea using a visible, solid mass of yeast and bacteria which forms the kombucha culture, often referred to as the “mushroom” or the “mother”.
Kombucha producers often make the claim that ‘kombucha detoxifies the body and energizes the mind’, although there is little published research on the health benefits of kombucha. Proponents of kombucha claim it aids cancer recovery, increases energy, sharpens eyesight, aids joint recovery, improves skin elasticity, aids digestion, and improves experience with foods that ‘stick’ going down such as rice or pasta.
Salvia hispanica, commonly known as chia, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. The 16th century Codex Mendoza provides evidence that it was cultivated by the Aztec in pre-Columbian times; it has been said that it was an important crop. It is still used in Mexico and Guatemala, with the seeds sometimes ground, while whole seeds are used for nutritious drinks and as a food source.
Chia is grown commercially for its seed, a food that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, since the seeds yield 25-30% extractable oil, including α-linolenic acid (ALA). Chia seeds are typically small ovals with a diameter of about 1 mm (0.039 in). They are mottle-colored with brown, gray, black and white.
Nutrient content and potential health benefits
In a one ounce (28 g) sample, dried chia seeds contain 9% of the Daily Value for protein (4g), 13% fat (9g) (57% of which is ALA) and 42% dietary fiber (11g), based on a daily intake of 2000 calories. The seeds also contain the essential minerals phosphorus, manganese, calcium, potassium and sodium in amounts comparable to other edible seeds, such as flax or sesame.
Wow look at the omega & fiber content!
The taste is weird! Kind of like a bunch of grape seeds. Like a bucket of slime. You won’t actually taste the seeds the slime slides down your throat. If you have a problem with that type of consistency then this drink isn’t for you. If you like Aloe Vera you may like this. Aloe Vera juice is my absolute favorite drink!
The raspberry juice makes it slide down your throat. Yet another raw food I like. Hmmmm and it’s not bad for a low carb diet…
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