KOMBUCHA A FUNCTIONAL BEVERAGE: REVIEW

Emanuel Andrei MUREȘAN, Denisa Anamaria PÎNZARIU, Alexandra VLAD, Maria TOFANĂ, Adriana CRISTE

Abstract


The fermented drink of Kombucha offers people an alternative to carbonated drinks. In addition to the unique taste offered, Kombucha tea is highlighted by its antioxidant, hepatoprotective and probiotic properties. Antibacterial and antifungal activities have also been demonstrated. The increased amount of polyphenols, but also the organic acids present in the fermented beverage, has been highlighted in various studies. The bioactive compounds and the properties listed give this drink the status of a functional drink with multiple benefits on the human body.

Keywords


antioxidant activity, functional beverage, Kombucha, probiotic

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