Milk Kefir Culture Grains can make homemade Kefir yogurt for the whole family, Your Milk Kefir Grains or Kefir Culture is a living culture and will last you a lifetime. If you feed it regularly and take care of your culture which is easy and does not take up your time at all. All cultures come with recipe and instructions it also have a full free Pdf. Book on the website that you may download at any time. The full book has amazing recipes to make the most amazing drinks and baking and to never have a dull moment with your new kefir family member in the house. Enjoy the natural strongest probiotic on the planet.
What is Milk Kefir?
Kefir’s tart and refreshing flavor is similar to a drinking-style yogurt, but it contains beneficial yeast as well as friendly ‘probiotic’ bacteria found in yogurt. The naturally occurring bacteria and yeast in kefir combine symbiotically to give superior health benefits when consumed regularly. It is loaded with valuable vitamins and minerals and contains easily digestible complete proteins.
For the lactose intolerant, kefir’s abundance of beneficial yeast and bacteria provide lactase, an enzyme which consumes most of the lactose left after the culturing process.
How is Milk Kefir Made?
Kefir can be made from any type of milk, cow, goat or sheep, coconut, rice or soy. Although it is slightly mucous forming, the mucous has a “clean” quality to it that creates ideal conditions in the digestive tract for the colonization of friendly bacteria.
Kefir is made from gelatinous white or yellow particles called “grains.” This makes kefir unique, as no other milk culture forms grains. These grains contain the bacteria/yeast mixture clumped together with casein (milk proteins) and complex sugars. They look like pieces of coral or small clumps of cauliflower and range from the size of a grain of wheat to that of a hazelnut. Some of the grains have been known to grow in large flat sheets that can be big enough to cover your hand!. The grains ferment the milk, incorporating their friendly organisms to create the cultured product. The grains are then removed with a strainer before consumption of the kefir and added to a new batch of milk.
Water Kefir vs. Milk Kefir
There are two types of kefir grains – milk and water kefir grains. Prior to making water kefir, I was making milk kefir using raw cow’s milk. Though similar in function, milk grains are quite different than water grains. They are white, cottage cheese-looking with slimy feel to them. Water grains, however, are translucent, cauliflower-like and easily break apart under pressure. Also, milk grains feed on the lactose in milk whereas water grains feed on sugar.
Health Benefits of Milk Kefir & is Kefir Good for You ?
Benefits of kefir include helping lactose intolerance, keeping cholesterol in check and possibly helping the body fight breast cancer, according to alternative medicine expert Cathy Wong for About.com. People also use kefir as a natural remedy for a number of conditions including acne, depression, high blood pressure and insomnia
Kefir is a healthy food, as it is a good source of probiotics, calcium, protein and B vitamins. Probiotics are naturally occurring live organisms in the human body that help prevent the growth of unhealthy bacteria in the digestive tract. Kefir contains three times more probiotics than yogurt
Kefir also contains 20 percent of the daily recommended amount of calcium in each 175-gram serving. Calcium strengthens bones and teeth. Kefir has 10.5 grams of protein in a single serving of less than 100 calories. Kefir is also a source of several B vitamins, which strengthen the blood and nervous system and help the body withstand stress.
How to Make Water Kefir ?
1L or 2L of milk, preferably whole fat.
1 x teaspoon active kefir grains.
1 pint-sized glass jar / Console Glass Jar
Cheesecloth, paper towel, or clean napkin
Small strainer (preferably plastic, but metal is ok)
Storage container with lid
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Step 7 - (Drink & Flavour)
Note: Avoid prolonged contact between the kefir and metal both during and after brewing. This can affect the flavor of your kefir and weaken the grains over time.
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