Abstract:Kombucha tea is a traditional fermented beverage of Manchurian origins which is made of sugar and tea. The fermentation involves the application of a symbiotic consortium of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) in which their metabolites provide health benefits for the consumer and subsequently allow the product to protect itself from contamination. Additionally, kombucha tea fermentation also produces a byproduct in the form of a pellicle composed of cellulose (Bacterial Cellulose, BC). Compared to plant cellulose, BC … Show more
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