Do you have the guts for fermented drinks?

Cio Enzyme Drink.
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Drinks like kombucha are in demand as they have high levels of probiotics and enzymes, and are said to be good for gut health

The next time you head to a restaurant or cafe, you might be able to pair your food with a fermented beverage instead of the usual alcohol options.

Fermented drinks such as kombucha (fermented sweetened black tea), kefir (fermented milk) or those with fermented fruit are becoming common and more restaurants are getting creative in making their own in-house brews.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 01, 2019, with the headline 'Do you have the guts for fermented drinks?'. Print Edition | Subscribe