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What's the nutrition of a kombucha scoby?

Answered on March 02, 2015
Created December 11, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Has anyone come across data on the make-up of the actual kombucha scoby? I know people have come up with interesting ways to eat them. But what are you actually eating?

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on May 08, 2013
at 09:23 AM

I've tried it yes when I've harvested extra ones. My kombucha sits long enough usually to form their own little scobys inside each jar that are very small -- I eat them regularly. They just taste like a tart jelly of whatever flavourings I had in the drink. The one I had today tasted like blueberries :)

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on May 08, 2013
at 04:26 AM

YOU EAT THE MOTHER!?!?!

Ba99a15e6bf870b81286791617050593

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on December 11, 2012
at 07:08 PM

pretty detailed, but there's still nothing on the mushroom itself. thanks though!

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on December 11, 2012
at 03:00 PM

Wish I could use them in my gas tank.

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on December 11, 2012
at 01:52 PM

Excellent question. If you brew your own you will inevitably reach that 'what am I supposed to do with all this SCOBY?' moment...

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5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

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on April 18, 2013
at 04:08 PM

I'm not sure, but they sure are tasty :)

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on May 08, 2013
at 04:26 AM

YOU EAT THE MOTHER!?!?!

5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

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on May 08, 2013
at 09:23 AM

I've tried it yes when I've harvested extra ones. My kombucha sits long enough usually to form their own little scobys inside each jar that are very small -- I eat them regularly. They just taste like a tart jelly of whatever flavourings I had in the drink. The one I had today tasted like blueberries :)

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on April 04, 2013
at 02:26 PM

A bit late to be answering but besides nutrition if you have any extra scobies blend them up until smooth with a bit of water and use like an enzyme peel on your face. Apply and leave until dry, you will have such amazing smooth skin.

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on March 24, 2013
at 01:45 AM

Perhaps this ebook is a good place to start...

I can't recommend this resource more highly for kombucha growing. It gives specific, step by step instructions for brewing your own kombucha plus recipes. It's a science akin to brewing beer. I've been brewing my own kombucha for 2 years now and that book taught me everything I know. Delicious! http://www.culturesforhealth.com/free-kombucha-ebook

Also gives recipes for SCOBY consumption. Personally (from n=1), my stomach reports immediately that SCOBY's are not okay to eat ;-)

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Ed7403e397077dd1acdbf25c7f6e56ce

on December 11, 2012
at 06:22 PM

I've been searching around a bit... all I can find is that the SCOBY contains the same acidic by-products of the kombucha (dependant on the specific bacteria & yeast present) and is a pretty good source of cellulose.

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on December 11, 2012
at 05:44 PM

Not sure if this is exactly what you are looking for, but this may help:

http://www.happyherbalist.com/analysis_of_kombucha.htm

Ba99a15e6bf870b81286791617050593

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on December 11, 2012
at 07:08 PM

pretty detailed, but there's still nothing on the mushroom itself. thanks though!

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73a6a4213d5dba57e4c1f0576dbbc066

on March 02, 2015
at 06:53 AM

Has anyone found anything?

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on September 30, 2014
at 11:17 PM

    A SCOBY treat:
Blanch a dozen tiny hot peppers (chili Petine) to remove possible atmospheric contaminants:
Boil water toss in the peppers and immediately turn off the fire (remove from heat). Stir and drain in less than a minute.

Get them into a cool sterilized .5 pint bottle, and nearly fill it up with Kombucha. Set a cover on it and let brew for two weeks. Take a fine stainless hook and snag the SCOBY disk out of it. Snip that baby up into your salad. Caution: Don't hold it over your head. Friend o mine did while passing it around for sampling. We witnessed his tongue reach up and slap his brains out.

After all the sugar is eaten by the culture, another SCOBY will not form, but then you just sprinkle its vinegar onto your salad.

 

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on December 11, 2012
at 04:10 PM

If it was dried and crushed, I'd wager it'd have a somewhat similar profile to nutritional yeast by weight. Possible less selenium and protein, but likely about the same.

73a6a4213d5dba57e4c1f0576dbbc066

on March 02, 2015
at 06:51 AM

I would be really interested to know if it is the same as nutritional yeast.  I've heard scoby its 50% protein so maybe the other is selenium?

Also looked at the nutritional content of the liquid and it sais its carb is 12g sugar to 0g fibre.

Has anyone found the answer would be intersted to know?

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