KEFIR GRAINS: What are, How to Store Them

WHAT ARE KEFIR GRAINS? Kefir grains are symbiotic cultures of lactic acid bacteria and yeast. These have the shape of small cauliflowers up to 5 cm in size. They have an irregular shape and are slimy and soft to the touch. Their color varies from white to pale yellow. Darker colored grains usually indicate worse health condition. When kefir grains are used to ferment non-diary milks, they can take on the color of the liquid in which they grow. Each culture is made up of a unique blend of bacteria,…

MILK KEFIR: How to Make Kefir from Grains

Milk Kefir is an extraordinary fermented effervescent drink made from whole cow or goat milk, although it is possible to prepare versions from non-diary milks. By means of fermentation, the drink takes on enormous digestive benefits otherwise absent, for the delight of our gut and immune system. WHICH MILK TO USE FOR KEFIR? The best kefir one can ever drink is probably made with fresh raw milk from cows that can happily wander free on grassland. In the other hand, raw milk must be purchased from reliable sources because there…