Milk Kefir Facts
What is milk Kefir? - Milk Kefir is a gift from nature. It originated in the Caucasus region, home to the mountain system between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Shepherds in the region noticed than milk that was transported in leather pouches would ferment, creating some type of bubbling drink that many call today "The White Champagne". After the peculiar discovery they started to produce Kefir on a daily basis by selecting grains out of the original Kefir and placing them in skin bags that they would hang at the door in the house. Any time somebody came in or out through that door, the bag would move, thus helping the process of fermentation. This fermentation occurs thanks to the beneficial bacteria contained in the Kefir grains. It occurs with any kind of mammal milk, but Kefir grains will also ferment other types of milk such as coconut milk, soy milk, rice milk, but you will need to follow a different process to help with the slow adaptation if you want your milk kefir grains to stay healthy.
Health benefits of milk Kefir - Milk Kefir is not something you just drink and forget about. Its tiny bacteria stays with you from now on, helping you with digestion and fighting harmful microbes that may infiltrate your organism. Kefir grains are considered pure probiotics, beneficial microorganisms that are healthy for the host organism. Besides helping you with digestion, milk Kefir is also known to fight cholesterol and high blood pressure ( Maeda, H; Zhu, X; Suzuki, S; Suzuki, K; Kitamura, S (2004-08-25)."Structural characterization and biological activities of an exopolysaccharide kefiran produced by Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens WT-2B(T)"), you will notice a general improvement of your health after your body gets used to a daily cup of milk Kefir.
Home made vs commercial Kefir - The milk Kefir that you buy at the store may taste good, but it has its cons. First and foremost, they use plastic bottles. Kefir is known to deteriorate if it is not being stored in glass. Furthermore, they add different ingredients other than Kefir, which lowers the levels of probiotics, thus reducing the strength of defense of your immune system. In addition, commercial Kefir is very expensive and not everybody can afford it. Well, with home made Kefir you can forget about all these problems. All you have to do is provide your milk Kefir grains with food (milk), allowing for fermentation and keeping them strong and healthy. We store our grains in glass, enhancing the probiotic properties of Kefir and creating a healthy ecosystem. Our Kefir grains are pure probiotics, nothing else added, 100% caucasus milk Kefir grains. You will be able to produce daily milk Kefir without having to worry to go to the store again and spending a fortune in just one small bottle. And best of all...the flavor of home made Kefir is outstanding. Plus you can control flavor intensity by increasing or reducing the fermentation time. We will provide you with instructions when you order the package of your choice. Remember our Kefir grains are fresh and active, do not go for the dried inactive type of grains that some people offer online. Make sure to check our "Recipes" section and "Forum" to discover new flavors.
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