Kombucha Tea Health Benefits Unproven, Food Science Prof Tells CTV News


Prof. Keith Warriner, Food Science, was interviewed by CTV National News May 7 about kombucha tea. Alleged health benefits have made the tea increasingly popular, including among consumers fermenting it at home. Warriner said the tea offers no scientifically proven health benefits, and drinking too much of it could be harmful. He also cautioned consumers about homemade fermentation of the tea. Warriner studies food safety and microbiology.