One of my favourite feelings is when you stumble across a new word. At first, you feel like an idiot for not knowing what it means. Like that time I got that super genius magnetic poetry set and didn't even know what half of the words meant. But then you launch into Wikipedia and suddenly you feel all-knowing, like Wikipedia is your own little Stephen Hawking who flippin' knows everything! Score.
Today, I happened to be reading one of my food blogs 5 Second Rule, and a super funny post about the number of prediction articles floating around the blog world. The post was "The Most Superlative Food Trends List Anywhere" and number five on the list was:
Kombucha will remain wildly popular, though only 6 people know what it really is.
What the heck is Kombucha?! I need to be person number 7! I've been reading crazy amounts of vegan cookbooks lately and I haven't seen this crazy word pop up, and those books are full of crazy ingredients.
So, courtesy of my friend and personal genius Wikipedia, here it is:
Kombucha is a fermented tea used for medicinal purposes. Originating in Russia, it has been shown to be antimicrobial, anticancer, to have hepatoprotective qualities,and to be antioxidative.Proponents also commonly claim kombucha increases energy, sharpens eyesight, aids joint recovery, improves skin elasticity, aids digestion, and improves experience with foods that 'stick' going down such as rice or pasta although these claims are unverified.
Don't even ask where you can buy this crazy stuff, it seems like it's a "home brew" kind of thing. But super interesting.
So there you go. Super-size your vocabulary with this little gem today.
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