The recent spike in popular awareness that not all bacteria are evil —and that many are good and necessary to human health—has created a sort of fascination with live cultures and fermented products.
Kombucha is a sugar-sweetened tea black or green that has been mixed with yeast and bacteria and then given time to ferment. The entity looks like a pallid slab of human subcutaneous tissue, or a shiny undercooked pancake. The mass-market U. As the importance of gut microbes in health has come to light, sales of live-bacterial products like kombucha suddenly have seemed to offer some explanation for long-held health beliefs. Part of the idea is that ingesting life microorganisms is good for the balance of the ecosystems that live in our guts, commonly known as the gut microbiome.
These beliefs are at the center of the marketing strategy by the largest producer of kombucha in the U. All of this I know , and yet I buy kombucha occasionally, because I started to like the flavor, which is sometimes worth the financial regret. You feel on top of the world.
In other words, kombucha contains alcohol. The yeast consumes the sugar, fermenting it into carbon dioxide and ethanol. I became acutely aware of that when I got carded for buying a bottle. The first time it happened, I laughed.
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But the young man behind the counter looked back at me dead seriously and pulled the bottle back toward his green smock. This was at a Whole Foods in Brooklyn. But it made me curious.
What am I actually drinking? Asking that question lead me into the world of kombucha production that took me all the way to Washington, sharing a bottle on the steps of Congress with a U. In his office in DC he showed me a picture of him having a kombucha with Cindy Lauper. In , there was a federal crackdown over some hyper-fermented bottles that made news. Samples of several brands were sent to the University of Maine, Crum recounts, where tests showed alcohol levels of 0. Beer tends to be around 5. None of that is legal to be sold to minors; the U. Whole Foods pulled kombucha from its shelves until it could figure out how to proceed.
Crum describes this as a devastating blow to the industry just as it was taking off. Though that added costs for kombucha producers, things seemed to be clearing up for the industry. But then, again, in , a series of kombucheries received warning letters. Polis came to the rescue, issuing a stern letter back to the TTB. It is the last and longest book of The Orpheum Trilogy. The Happenine Book again recounts Raymond's life, teaching, and revelation, but this time through a posthumous collection of manuscripts and tape recordings, augmented by the Great Sage's paintings, drawings, and photographs.
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I just cannot do so. That is why I Speak as I do.
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And to every being, from now and forever. My Personal Word.
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You people have a lot of reading to do!
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They must fall through your hands to everyone on Earth, and fall out of your mouths to everyone on Earth — and everywhere else. Because sooner or later, all of you will go everywhere else. Remember Me, and you will bring Me with you, and serve beings.
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