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16S RRNA GENE SEQUENCE DETECTION OF ACETIC ACID BACTERIA ISOLATED FROM TEA KOMBUCHA

By Soheir S Abd, El-Salam

Kombucha is a benefit to people suffering from cancer due to increasing its acidity by the bacterium. This study to isolate and identify the bacterium samples from tea kombucha. Six acetic acid bacteria were isolated from traditional Kombucha fermentation of tea belonging to the family ...

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ACID CONTENTS AND THE EFFECT OF FERMENTATION CONDITION OF KOMBUCHA TEA BEVERAGES ON PHYSICOCHEMICAL, MICROBIOLOGICAL AND SENSORY PROPERTIES

By Katarzyna Neffe-Skociska, Barbara Sionek, Iwona cibisz, Danuta Kooyn-Krajewska

Kombucha is a healthy beverage which is a final result of tea fermentation by adding a starter culture of the acetic acid bacteria and yeasts. The effect of fermentation conditions on physicochemical, microbiological, and sensory properties of Kombucha tea beverages was evaluated with emphasis ...

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ANALYSIS OF THE CONDITION AND THE POTENTIAL LENGTH OF FERMENTED KOMBUCHA MEDIUM (TEA, COFFEE, ROSELLA) IN INHIBITING THE GROWTH OF PATHOGENIC BACTERIA (VIBRIO CHOLERAE AND BACILLUS CEREUS)

By NURUL AFIFAH

Kombucha fermented drinks contain Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, B15, C, folic acid, glucuronic acid, gluconate acid, acetic acid, chondrotin sulfuric acid, hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, acetaminophen, essential amino acids, and enzymes. Compounds contained in kombucha drinks can be used as ...

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ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF ACIDITY AND TEA SUBSTRATE ON THE INHIBITION OF α-AMYLASE BY KOMBUCHA

By Mallory Dickmann, Rebecca Schneider, Samantha Armando, Katherine Seehusen, Patrick Hager, Michael J Strauss, Francis M Mann

Kombucha tea (KT) is an acidic, fermented, tea-based beverage associated with a variety of reported health benefits. Specifically, KT consumption has previously elicited hypoglycemic responses in alloxan-induced diabetic rats, implying KT consumption may alleviate symptoms of diabetes. One ...

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ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIFUNGAL ACTIVITES OF BLACK AND GREEN KOMBUCHA TEAS

By Houda Battikh, Kamel Chaieb, Amina Bakhrouf, Emna Ammar

Kombucha is widely consumed as black tea fermented for 7-14 days. The aim of the present study was to compare the antimicrobial activities of two kombucha beverages originating from green and black teas fermented for 21 days and to characterize the antimicrobial compounds (heat resistance and ...

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ANTIHYPERGLYCAEMIC EFFICACY OF KOMBUCHA IN STREPTOZOTOCIN-INDUCED RATS

By Thummala Sriharia, Krishnamoorthy Karthikesanb, Natarajan Ashokkumarb, Uppala Satyanarayana

Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage produced by fermenting sugared black tea with kombucha mat (consists of bacteria and yeast strains). Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic disorders characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from defects in insulin secretion, action or both. The present ...

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ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF BROTH FERMENTED WITH KOMBUCHA COLONIES

By Rodrigo Jos Santos Jnior, Rejane Andrade Batista, Sheyla Alves Rodrigues, Lauro Xavier Filho, lvaro Silva Lima

The kombucha is a consortium of yeast and bacterias originally from China and able to produce a fermented broth, which presents antimicrobial activity against some pathogenic microorganisms. The goal of this work was to investigate the antimicrobial activity of fermented broth by kombucha ...

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ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF FERMENTED GREEN TEA LIQUID

By You-Ying Tu, Hui-Long Xia

Green tea kombucha made of sugar and single yeast was investigated for its antimicrobial activity and composition changes during fermentation. Individual and total tea polyphenols, caffeine, sucrose, reducing sugar, total sugar, pH, acetic acid and total acids, ethanol concentration, superoxide ...

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ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF FERMENTED GREEN TEA LIQUID

By You-Ying Tu, Hui-Long Xia

Green tea kombucha made of sugar and single yeast was investigated for its antimicrobial activity and composition changes during fermentation. Individual and total tea polyphenols, caffeine, sucrose, reducing sugar, total sugar, pH, acetic acid and total acids, ethanol concentration, ...

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ANTIMICROBIAL AND ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY OF LEMON BALM KOMBUCHA

By Aleksandra S. Velianski, Dragoljub D. Cvetkovi, Sinia L. Markov, Vesna T. Tumbas, Slaana M. Savatovi

Kombucha is a beverage traditionally produced by the metabolic activity of yeasts and acetic acid bacteria. The antimicrobial activity of lemon balm Kombucha, as well as of particular control samples, was determined by the agar-well diffusion method. Antioxidant activity on stable ...

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ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES OF GREEN AND BLACK TEA AND KOMBUCHA

By Maria S Polozova

Kombucha is a symbiotic community of bacteria and yeast that is used to ferment sweetened tea and produce a sour, slightly sparkling beverage. The bacterial component of Kombucha is invariant, being composed of a cellulose-producing strain of Gluconobacter. The yeast component of Kombucha is ...

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ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITIES OF KOMBUCHA PREPARED FROM THREE DIFFERENT SUBSTRATES AND CHANGES IN CONTENT OF PROBIOTICS DURING STORAGE

By Caili Fu, Fen Yan, Zeli Cao, Fanying Xie, Juan Lin

Kombucha is a health-promoting fermented beverage worldwide. The present study compared the free-radical scavenging abilities and total reducing power (TRP) of kombucha prepared from low-cost green tea (LGTK), black tea (BTK), and tea powder (TPK). LGTK had the highest scavenging abilities ...

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APPLICATION OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA IN KOMBUCHA FERMENTATION

By A S Velianski, D D Cvetkovi, S L Markov

Kombucha, traditional fermented beverage, is typically prepared by fermenting sweetened black tea using tea fungus (symbiosis of acetic acid bacteria and yeasts). Because of the useful effects of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) as well as L- and D-lactic acid, LAB suspension of natural isolates was ...

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APPLICATION OF THE KOMBUCHA 'TEA FUNGUS' FOR THE ENHANCEMENT OF ANTIOXIDANT AND STARCH HYDROLASE INHIBITORY PROPERTIES OF TEN HERBAL TEA

By Mindani I. Watawanaa, Nilakshi Jayawardenaa, Candy Choob, Viduranga Y. Waisundaraa

Ten herbal teas (Acacia arabica, Aegle marmelos flower, A. marmelos root bark, Aerva lanata, Asteracantha longifolia, Cassia auriculata, Hemidesmus indicus, Hordeum vulgare, Phyllanthus Emblica, Tinospora cordifolia) were fermented with the Kombucha 'tea fungus'. The PH values of the fermented ...

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BATCH FERMENTATION OF BLACK TEA BY KOMBUCHA: A CONTRIBUTION TO SCALE-UP

By Radomir V. Malbaa, Eva S. Lonar, Mirjana S. Djuri, Ljiljana A. Kolarov, Mile . Klanja

Local domestic Kombucha was used in the fermentation of 1.5 g L-1 of black tea (Indian tea, "Vitamin," Horgo, Serbia, and Montenegro), sweetened with approximately 70 g L-1 of sucrose. Inoculation was performed either with 10% or 15% (v/v) of fermentation broth from the previous process. The ...

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BIOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL CHANGES DURING FERMENTATION OF TEA FUNGUS (KOMBUCHA)

By Selma El Siddig Ahmed, Hamid Ahmed Dirar

This research was carried out to study the biochemical and microbial changes that occur during the fermentation of tea fungus. Tea fungus, also known as Kombucha, is a fermented beverage resulting from the heavy gelatinous growth of a consortium of microorganisms in tea extract and is a popular ...

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BIOETHANOL PRODUCTION FROM TEA FUNGAL BIOMASS GROWN ON TEA MANUFACTURE WASTE

By Manoj Narayani, Rasu Jayabalan

Tea fungus, which is used to prepare Kombucha tea (KT), is a symbiotic growth of acetic acid bacteria and osmophilic yeast strains in a thick jelly membrane, which has to be cultured in sugared tea. KT is composed of fermented tea broth and cellulosic pellicle layer. A portion of the cellulosic ...

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CHANGES IN CONTENT OF ORGANIC ACIDS AND TEA POLYPHENOLS DURING KOMBUCHA TEA FERMENTATION

By Rasu Jayabalan, Subbaiya Marimuthu, Krishnaswami Swaminathan

Kombucha tea is a fermented tea beverage produced by fermenting sugared black tea with tea fungus (kombucha). Tea polyphenols, which include (-)-epicatechin (EC), (-)-epicatechin gallate (ECG), (-)-epigallocatechin (EGC), (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and theaflavin (TF) have been ...

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CHARACTERISTIC OF PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL, AND MICROBIOLOGICAL KOMBUCHA FROM VARIOUS VARIETIES OF APPLES

By E Zubaidah, S Yurista, N R Rahmadani

Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage with the addition of a kombucha starter, also called SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast). The purpose of this research was to know the physical, chemical, and microbiological characteristics of kombucha from various varieties of apple kombucha. ...

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CHARACTERIZATION AND ANALYSIS KOMBUCHA TEA ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY BASED ON LONG FERMENTATION AS A BEVERAGE FUNCTIONAL

By Maulina Nurikasari, Yenny Puspitasari, Retno Palupi Yoni, Siwi

Background: Kombucha is a symbiosis between bacteria (Acetobacter) and yeast (Saccharomyces), in English abbreviated SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast). SCOBY in this research will be fermented using green tea media, to make kombucha tea product. Kombucha tea content is very ...

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CHARACTERIZATION OF BIOMASSES, CONCENTRATES, AND PERMEATES OF DRIED POWDER OF KOMBUCHA FERMENTATION OF SPINACH (AMARANTHUS SP.) AND BROCCOLI (BRASSICA OLERACEA) WITH MEMBRANE MICROFILTRATION AND FREEZ

By Tutun Nugraha, Agustine Susilowati, Puspa Dewi Lotulung, Yati Maryati

Fermentation of spinach (Amaranthus sp) and Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) using Kombucha Culture has been shown to produce biomass that has the potential to become natural sources of folic acid. To produce the materials, following the fermentation, the biomass was filtered using membrane ...

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CHARACTERIZATION OF THE ROLE OF PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS IN THE INHIBITION OF α-AMYLASE BY KOMBUCHA TEA

By Samantha Renee Armando, Rebecca Anne Schneider, Francis M Mann

Kombucha is a tea blend that is fermented by a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) and is of high interest in the United States for its health benefits. Research indicates that Kombucha can improve resistance against cancer, prevent cardiovascular disease, promote digestive ...

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CHEMICAL AND SENSORY EVALUATION OF A FUNCTIONAL BEVERAGE OBTAINED FROM INFUSIONS OF OAK LEAVES (QUERCUS RESINOSA) INOCULATED WITH THE KOMBUCHA CONSORTIUM UNDER DIFFERENT PROCESSING CONDITIONS

By Blanca D Vzquez-Cabral, Nuria E Rocha-Guzmn, Jos A Gallegos-Infante, Silvia M Gonzlez-Herrera, Rubn F Gonzlez-Laredo, Martha R Moreno-Jimnez, Indira T S, Crdova-Moreno

The potential use of non-timber products as alternative sources of functional beverages such as kombucha analogs were evaluated. The fermentation of sweetened oak herbal infusions (Quercus resinosa) with the kombucha consortium was explored. The following conditions of the fermentation process ...

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CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY OF NOVEL TYPES OF KOMBUCHA BEVERAGES WITH YARROW

By Jasmina S Vitas, Aleksandra D Cvetanovi, Pavle Z Makovi, Jaroslava V varc-Gaji, Radomir V Malbaa

Kombucha beverages were produced by fermentation of new types of substrates - yarrow infusions and yarrow subcritical water extracts (SWE). Fermentation process parameters (pH, total acidity, and yield of biomass), chemical composition (organic acids, total phenols and flavonoids, and vitamin C ...

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CLEARANCE OF FREE SILICA IN RAT LUNGS BY SPRAYING WITH CHINESE HERBAL KOMBUCHA

By Nai-fang Fu, Chang-hui Luo, Jun-cai Wu, Yan-yan Zheng, Yong-jin Gan, Jian-an Ling, Heng-qiu Liang, Dan-yu Liang, Jing Xie, Xiao-qin Chen, Xian-jun Li, Rui-hui Pan

The effects of spraying with kombucha and Chinese herbal kombucha were compared with treatments with tetrandrine in a rat silicosis model. Silica dust (50mg) was injected into the lungs of rats, which were then treated with one of the experimental treatments for a month. The rats were then ...

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