Everything you wanted to know but didn’t know who to ask
Is Remedy Kombucha organic?
Yes siree! We carry the official mark of Australian Certified Organic (ACO) Standard. This tells you we have met rigorous independent checks undertaken by one of the most respected and trusted standards in the world for organic production. We personally prefer to eat an organic diet, so are naturally committed to making a healthy kombucha from 100% certified organic ingredients.
Do I need to keep my Remedy Kombucha in the fridge?
You sure do. We recommend storing Remedy at or below 4 degrees celsius. Given Remedy Kombucha is live, raw and authentic, this helps to maintain the quality and integrity of our brew and keep it tasting its best!
How long does Remedy Kombucha last after opening?
We recommend consuming within about a week of opening and always keep refrigerated. The shelf life (or best before date) of our kombucha is six months from when it is made. Once opened, the kombucha will start to lose its fizz.
What are the floaty bits of blobs in my kombucha?
Have no fear! Strands or blobs of the kombucha SCOBY or ‘mother’ may appear in the bottle. While they may seem weird the first time you see them, rest assured these are signs of a natural, healthy and raw kombucha and are perfectly normal and safe.
Does kombucha contain alcohol?
Like many fermented foods and drinks, a trace amount of alcohol is produced during the natural fermentation process. We thoroughly test each and every batch to ensure that this does not go above 0.5%. Similar levels of alcohol are found in fruit juices and soft drinks.
Can I drink kombucha if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Absolutely. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers have been safely consuming fermented food and drinks for thousands of years.
Can children drink kombucha?
You bet! We know lots of kids who have grown up enjoying kombucha (including Remedy Founders Sarah and Emmet‘s own family) and many other types of fermented food and drink. Many people start by giving children small amounts.
Is your drink pasteurised?
No way. Our kombucha is raw and unpasteurised. This means that the kombucha is never heated, which ensures that the beneficial bacteria, live cultures and organic acids remain healthy and intact.
Is it safe to consume fermented products?
Heck yeah! People from around the world have safely been consuming fermented food and drinks for thousands of years. In fact, you probably already consume lots of fermented products (cheese! yoghurt! bread! miso!) and maybe don’t realise it. As our knowledge of the human gut – including its connection to physical and mental health – increases, it is becoming clear that fermented foods play a vital role in maintaining a healthy gut flora.
Does Remedy contain genetically modified ingredients?
Definitely not. Our products are, and always will be, 100% GMO-free.
What is the sugar content of Remedy Kombucha?
Not much. We use raw sugar to brew our kombucha because it is essential food for the culture, however nearly all of it consumed during the fermentation process, leaving only 0.1 gram per 100ml. It’s important to look after your gut health and we believe a kombucha that is low in sugar (and high in live organic acids and healthy bacteria) will do just that. After the fermentation is complete, we sweeten the kombucha with a small amount of stevia and a naturally occurring nectar known as erythritol, both certified organic of course. Sarah Wilson, author and blogger behind I Quit Sugar, is one of many respected health and wellness experts who drinks and recommends Remedy.
What is stevia?
Stevia is a plant that belongs to the chrysanthemum family, which grows in Paraguay and Brazil. It contains no fructose yet is 300 times sweeter than sugar. By adding a touch of stevia to our drink, it allows us to truly provide you with a ‘gut-friendly’ drink that tastes super delicious. We blend stevia with a naturally occurring nectar known as erythritol (commonly found in pears, watermelons, grapes and other fermented products like wine, cheese and soy sauce). Both stevia and erythritol have been used as natural sweeteners in many parts of the world for hundreds of years.
What is a SCOBY?
The SCOBY stands for: Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. Also referred to as the ‘mother’, this is the living culture that makes kombucha so special. A great analogy is to think of it as the ‘home’ for the good bacteria and healthy yeasts that magically transforms tea into kombucha.
Can I buy Remedy in bulk?
We don’t sell in bulk direct to the public, sorry, however if you speak to your local store, most will be happy to sell you Remedy Kombucha by the case.