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Kombucha and Kiddos: A Parent's Guide to the Fizzy World

Kombucha and Kiddos: A Parent's Guide to the Fizzy World

, by SAND N SALT KIDS, 1 min reading time

Hey there, beach-loving families! 🌊 Ever wondered if it's cool to share your kombucha love with your little ones? Let's dive into the fizzy, fun world of kombucha and see what's up!

What's Kombucha Anyway?

Kombucha is like the surfboard of drinks - a bit adventurous, a bit traditional. Made from black or green tea, this fizzy fave gets its kick from fermentation, which can add a teeny bit of alcohol and some sugar. It's like a tea party with a twist!

Kombucha's Tiny Alcohol Wave

Here's the lowdown: During its vacay in the fermentation land, kombucha gets a bit tipsy, but only slightly. Most store-bought kombuchas in the U.S. and Canada keep it mellow with less than 0.5% and 1.1% alcohol. That's less than what's in your average yeast bread! So, for kids over 4, it's usually chill. But watch out for those homemade brews - they can be like a rogue wave with higher alcohol levels. Stick to the store-bought, pasteurized kind to keep it safe. 🏄‍♂️

The Sugar Sand Trap

Okay, so kombucha needs sugar to start its fermentation party. But here's the thing - some kombuchas after-party with extra sugar or fruit juice. It's like adding sprinkles to your ice cream – sometimes it's a lot! Remember, not all sugars are created equal, so peek at those labels. If you're going for a kombucha treat, try to grab one that's low in added sugars. It's like choosing the perfect spot on the beach – location, location, location!

Surfing the Summary Waves

To sum it up, kombucha can be a cool, beachy drink for your kids, with a couple of caveats. Avoid the homemade or unpasteurized types, and keep an eye on the sugar content. Remember, every day's a beach day with the right choices!

There you have it, folks! Next time you're sipping on your kombucha, you'll know whether to share it with your mini-me or keep it as your own beachside treat. Stay cool, stay fizzy! 🌞🥤

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