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…

YOGURT vs. KEFIR: What are the Differences

  Just because yogurt and kefir are both fermented milk products probiotic rich, people  would often assume they’re pretty much the same thing. Though they share some similarities, yogurt and kefir differ in a number of ways from each other. Yogurt and kefir have a similar texture that’s thicker for yogurt, while kefir is more like a beverage to drink up. Kefir is mildly carbonated and tingle on the tongue, and it has a very low alcohol content while yogurt does not. Kefir grains are used to culture milk kefir,…

HOW TO MAKE KEFIR: Easy Method Starting from Commercial Kefir

Are you a Kefir avid drinker as I am? Do you enjoy it for breakfast, plain, rather than with some cereals, fresh fruit, honey or anything else? Are you just generally curious or eager to know ways to make some really healty and tasty product economically in the confort of your home? Well, whatever is the reason that has brough you here, just stick a bit longer and let me introduce you a very easy way to make probiotics rich kefir on your own! There are mainly two ways to…

LACTIC FERMENTATION: How to Make Kimchi

Lactic fermentation: how to make Kimchi

  Kimchi is a traditional Korean food resulting from lactic fermentation that has hundreds of variations. I have already revealed the 3 secrets to prepare a perfect Kimchi, you just have to try to prepare it at home. Here the challenge is to have the necessary patience because the reward is still a couple of weeks away. BAECHU KIMCHI Baechu Kimchi is the most common of all kimchi varieties and the key component that is always found in Korean refrigerators. When you just say “kimchi”, this is the type you…

3 Secrets for Making a Perfect Kimchi

£ secrets for making the perfect Kimchi

  Today I will reveal to you the three secrets for preparing a perfect Kimchi, a Korean preparation and tradition based on the ancient technique of lactic fermentation. With this article you will enter the magical world of kimchi; only after the complete reading will you be ready to make your own kimchi at home and delight your guests.   KIMCHI AND LACTIC FERMENTATION: TWO ANCIENT TRADITIONS Korean Kimchi is neither a dish, nor a meal, nor a recipe. It is a task to be carried out over time. Kimchi…

BLACK GARLIC: What is it, Properties and Uses

WHAT IS BLACK GARLIC? Black garlic is not a variety of garlic and doesn’t grow this way in case you were wondering. This kind of garlic is the final result of a long and particular process that transform white garlic. A completely unique product packed with nutritional and organoleptic properties way different from the original source. In fact, beside from color and consistence of its pulp, black garlic differs from the common one for its sweetish taste, with aromatic licorice reminiscent notes. The main advantage is that this processed garlic doesn’t…

EASY COCONUT MILK YOGURT RECIPE

easy coconut milk yogurt recipe

  Coconut water and coconut milk are packed with beneficial nutrients and taste absolutely great. Making cultured coconut milk yogurt is easy, and it’s a great alternative to yogurt made with dairy products. Coconut yogurt can be as creamy and fragrant as dairy yogurt, as well as contain specific probiotic active cultures. To begin, for the recipe we need coconut milk that is unsweetened, The label should read coconut, coconut cream, or just coconut milk, and nothing else. You can add any sweetener or fruit to the finished yogurt. If…

EASY HOMEMADE YOGURT

  Making delicious probiotic yogurt in the comfort of your home isn’t complicated as one may think. Firstly, you need some milk! Any type of milk will work when making yogurt or kefir, but some are better too.  A higher fat content will result in thicker yogurt. If you can, go for a variety that is not UHT (ultra high temperature) processed to have a longer shelf life. Be sure to use whole milk for a creamier, thicker texture, or if available, raw milk makes the yogurt even creamier and…

HOW VINEGAR IS MADE

  Vinegar is made from any fruit or vegetable that contain enough sugar. Although apple juice is most commonly used for making vinegar, other fruit juices are just as good. We are talking about grapes, peaches, citrus, persimmons, pineapples, some berries, kiwi, and grains.. The production of vinegar is the result of two distinct fermentation processes, an alcoholic fermentation followed by an acetic fermentation. Vinegar is essentially a dilute solution of acetic acid, made by fermentation processes, containing salts and extracted matter. These additional substances, the exact nature and quantity…