MOJO are committed to producing the most pure, healthy and beneficial probiotic beverages possible with no sweeteners in sight!
We have spent over ten years refining, living and breathing the recipe for our MOJO, and are confident we naturally created a kombucha that is thriving with goodness and has a true potent impact on the palate.
Most brands of kombucha choose to add less sugar at the beginning of the fermentation process, compensating with sweeteners and flavours later on. At MOJO we are passionate about taking the most traditional approach, using a bit of organic raw sugar to kick start fermentation so that no sweeteners are necessary to alter the taste of our gutsy tasting brew.
As with any fermented products, kombucha needs sugar added at the start of the process. The living kombucha culture consumes most of the organic raw sugar in our brew, turning it into a potent powerhouse of healthy goodness, full of naturally occurring organic acids, enzymes and b-vitamins.
MOJO Kombucha is batch to bottle – never diluted, never sweetened and just as you would brew at home.
Finally, our different MOJO Kombucha varieties are made with real ingredients and fruits – but we add nothing else, no sweeteners or chemicals, to alter the taste.
MOJO do not use flavours or essences in our Kombucha – we use REAL, organic fruit and ingredients, exactly the same as you would buy for yourself to eat. Each bottle that leaves Willunga is lovingly created with no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners whatsoever! #MOJOKombucha #kombucha #vegan #organic
We asked our Team MOJO nutritionist, Natalie Ford (Clinical Nutritionist, BHSc Nutritional Medicine) for her opinion on the use of artificial sweeteners:
“When it comes to satisfying a sweet tooth, unfortunately our palates aren’t able to differentiate between the sweetness of sweeteners such as stevia and real sugars found in fruits and vegetables.
When stevia, or the like is consumed, our brain is tricked into thinking we are still eating real sugar which automatically sets a cascade of events in motion.”
Glucose is moved out of the bloodstream, leading to a drop in blood sugar levels in preparation for the “sugar” (I.e. sweetener) that has just been consumed. When no glucose arrives, our bodies try and compensate by stimulating the release of our stress hormones, adrenalin and cortisol to try and find other sources of glycogen to help stabilise our blood glucose levels.
And although everyone reacts differently, consuming this on a regular basis can have long-term detrimental effects on everything from weight management, adrenal health and immunity, stress and even skin conditions, not to mention the unnecessary production of our stress hormones.
Furthermore, natural fruits and the sugars (both fructose and glucose) that come with them, promote the synthesis of glycogen in the liver, which is essential as part of a balanced diet.”
The key thing to remember always, is that a balanced diet is key to optimal health and we believe at MOJO the closer to the natural source your kombucha is, the better!
At MOJO, we are committed to producing the most beneficial beverages possible, which is why all our products are handcrafted using certified organic ingredients with no need for nasties!
Cheers to your health!