What is Shouchai Scoby?


Shouchai Scoby

The fact that Kombucha is good for your gut has been known since the Ancient Chinese. They believed it was the elixir of life. But is that slimy goo that grows on top?

What is Shouchai Scoby made out of? Is it mould? It is poisionous? Check down below for answers to your questions.

Shouchai Scoby
" Every day we live and every meal we eat we influence the great microbial organ inside us - for better or for worse. "
Gulia Enders
Author of 'Gut: The inside story of our body's most underated organ.


Most frequent questions and answers

What does SCOBY stand for?

The word SCOBY stands for a Symbiotic Colony/Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast. This bacteria forms the probiotics. Thus Kombucha is a symbiosis between bacteria (Acetobacter) and yeast (Saccharomyces).    (Nurikasari, 2017)

What is SCOBY made out of?

The SCOBY that grows on top of a Kombucha brew is a polysaccaride. You could think of it as a seal that the living cultures create to keep out unwanted contamination. People have started thinking of different uses for it.

What are the uses of SCOBY?

If you do a simple search online, you can find that Kombucha brewers have a multitude of uses for the SCOBY. Primarily, you can use an established SCOBY as a starter for any new batches of Kombucha. 

A team at the University of Auckland have also discovered a method to turn SCOBY into a synthetic leather. Others have tried stir-frying chopped up scoby, or cutting eye-holes and using it as a mask. 

Why not come up with something new and share it with us?

Where is our SCOBY from?

Our SCOBY is derived from an organic source years ago. We are using the same tasteful strand in our Kombucha Brewery.

In our brewery, our Bacteria and Yeast are working hard 24/7.

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