flavour spotlight: lemongrass and ginger kombucha
Add some herbaceous zest to your next drink
Across south-east Asia, lemongrass and ginger can be found in a range of foods, giving zest and zing to curries, stir fries, salads and more. It’s a combination that is fresh, with a gentle warmth, that brings to mind steamy afternoons and monsoonal downpours.
When it came time to choose flavours for Good Earth Organic Kombucha, lemongrass and ginger quickly became an obvious choice. We love the upfront citrus aromas and the warming back notes of ginger. And as well as tasting great, lemongrass and ginger both have other great attributes, so let’s dive in and take a look at what makes this such an incredible combination.
Subtle yet refreshing lemongrass
Lemongrass is a root that is commonly used fresh, dried or powdered to give a lemon flavour to foods. It’s widely used in south-east Asian cuisines, especially in Thai dishes like Tom Kha Gai, a spicy coconut broth with chicken, vegetables and fresh basil. Lemongrass is also popular as a refreshing herbal tisane.
In addition to its great refreshing flavour, lemongrass is also packed with health benefits. This includes being a source of:
- Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and folate
Warm and zingy ginger
Ginger is a root that is a popular flavouring for a range of foods and drinks. Available fresh and dried, ginger has been used for many centuries for both its culinary and medicinal properties. When it comes to food flavouring, ginger is used in both sweet and savoury dishes, imparting warmth and spice to cookies, drinks, curries, stir fries and more.
When it comes to its medicinal properties, of course one of the most common uses of ginger is for reducing nausea, especially for motion sickness and during pregnancy. Ginger is also very popular as a tea for cold and flu relief.
Nutrients found in ginger include:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
Lemongrass and ginger kombucha is perfect with…
It’s a bit of a no-brainer to pair our Lemongrass and Ginger Organic Kombucha with the foods of south-east Asia. It makes a great refreshing counterpoint to spicy curries, hot stir fries, and smoky grilled meats with salads. Forget trying to pair Thai or Vietnamese food with wine and go for kombucha instead! Both your health and your tastebuds will thank you.
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