Is kombucha gluten free?
Gluten’s something you’ve probably heard of, but do you actually know what it is or why people think it’s so bad? One thing’s for sure, gluten sparks a lot of questions. Let’s kick things off by answering the most important one – is kombucha gluten free? Equinox Kombucha is 100% gluten free. Hurrah! So it’s […]
Gluten’s something you’ve probably heard of, but do you actually know what it is or why people think it’s so bad? One thing’s for sure, gluten sparks a lot of questions. Let’s kick things off by answering the most important one – is kombucha gluten free? Equinox Kombucha is 100% gluten free. Hurrah! So it’s totally safe if you have a gluten sensitivity, intolerance or celiac disease, in fact it can even be beneficial.
Gluten is a protein that’s found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. Gluten can cause serious damage to the small intestine in those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, causing symptoms such as bloating, diarrhoea and stomach pain. Okay, so kombucha’s gluten free, but isn’t it in pretty much everything else? Yes, it’s in a lot of foods, but certainly not in everything. And it’s getting easier by the day to go ‘against the grain’ as more and more gluten free products hit the shops.
What Ingredients go into Kombucha?
As with most of the foods and drinks we love, the answers are in the ingredients. It’s important to check to see if they’re made with wheat flour or gluten ingredients. So, here’s a breakdown of what goes into Equinox Kombucha: Chun Mee Green Tea, raw cane sugar and a live culture called a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast). Equinox Kombucha is 100% gluten free because we craft brew with the finest organic ingredients that don’t contain gluten. Not only that, the Equinox Kombucha factory is 100% gluten free, so there’s no worry of contamination if you have a gluten intolerance. And if you ever want to check up on the goodies in your shopping basket, the list of foods that contain gluten from The Celiac Disease Foundation can come in very handy.
The Benefits of Kombucha for Gluten Free
If you’ve chosen to go gluten free, you might like to know that there are stacks of health benefits behind adding Equinox Kombucha to your diet. That’s because its probiotics can boost your digestive health and immune function, and could also help to tackle a lot of the symptoms of celiac disease such as bloating. Many celiacs are often low or deficient in some important vitamins such as iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, Vitamin D and B12 – most of which can be found in Equinox Kombucha, another great reason to boost your booch intake!
So whether you have a gluten sensitivity, an intolerance or you’re simply choosing to eat less gluten, Equinox Kombucha is a great addition to your diet – you can buy yours here.
And don’t forget how versatile it is – you can even try it out in some gluten free recipes such as Sweet Potato & Cinnamon Soup and Roast Pumpkin Soup. Give them a try, we know you’ll love them.