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Science-Backed Insights into Aneyamaea and Gluconabacter in Bennetts Kombucha

Updated: Mar 24

At Bennetts Kombucha, we're not just brewing beverages; we're on a scientific journey to unlock the mysteries of this phenomenal drink. Founded by AfN Registered Nutritionist with a passion for evidence-based health messages, we collaborate with the Natural Science Students at the University of Exeter to delve deeper into the microbial of kombucha. You may recall our previous 'Results' blog post, where we shared the intriguing discoveries from last year's student investigation. Among the revelations was the presence of two unique bacterial strains exclusive to Bennetts Kombucha's tea blend, absent in traditional black tea blends typically used in kombucha brewing.

In this blog post, we'll delve deeper into the significance of these two bacterial wonders—Aneyamaea and Gluconabacter—and uncover why they're not just beneficial, but important for nurturing your gut health.

The Science Behind the Brew: For years, kombucha has captivated taste buds and piqued scientific curiosity alike. But at Bennetts Kombucha, we're not content with vague promises—we want hard facts. That's why we've collaborated with the University of Exeter to analyse and deepen our understanding of our kombucha; uncovering its microbial secrets. Last year, our collaboration yielded a discovery: our unique tea blend, revealed the presence of two novel bacterial genera—Aneyamaea and Gluconabacter.

Meet the Microbial Maestros Aneyamaea and Gluconabacter: Now, you might be wondering, "What's so special about these bacteria?"

  • Aneyamaea specializes in breaking down ethanol, the by-product of kombucha fermentation, into bioactive short-chain organic acids

  • Gluconabacter contributes to the fermentation process and produces beneficial acids such as acetic acid.

It's this metabolic influence that makes them invaluable contributors to your gut microbiome.

What do they do for the body? These microbes play a role in influencing a balanced gut environment, supporting digestion, and bolstering immune function. The organic acids they produce—such as acetic acid, lactic acid, and gluconic acid—serve as fuel for your gut, nourishing beneficial bacteria and promoting overall gut health. By breaking down ethanol into these beneficial acids, Aneyamaea and Gluconabacter contribute to a healthy gut microbiome, immune function, and overall well-being.

The Bennetts Kombucha Difference: At Bennetts Kombucha, our commitment to science-backed nutrition is the foundation of everything we do. By harnessing the power of kombucha and collaborating with such enthusiastic and insightful students at the University of Exeter, we're not only crafting a delicious beverage but also learning about the science of kombucha. So when you raise a glass of Bennetts Kombucha, know that you're not just drinking a beverage; you're nourishing your body with real microbial craftsmanship, backed by science.


In the intricate tapestry of kombucha, Aneyamaea and Gluconabacter stand as testament to the symbiotic dance between science and nature. So cheers to good health and the wonders of science!

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