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Process of Fermentation

by Kim You've seen a SCOBY. Do you ever wonder how the heck that flimsy disc of jelly is the link between sugary tea and a good glass of Kombucha? Please allow us to explain the process of fermentation. We're going to use some big words, but it's not that complex a process. The work of fermentation is the conversion of sugars into acids, gasses, or alcohol. That's it. Anything else reverts to that. Interestingly, fermentation has been a naturally-occurring process since forever. For one, it happens naturally in mammalian muscles - it's the production of lactic acid during intense exercise, i.e. when animals need energy faster than blood can supply oxygen. Humans have used it in food and drink...

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