About This Product
FRESH KEFIR GRAINS- PURCHASE TWO PACKS AT THIS SPECIAL PRICE! PRIORITY SHIPPING INCLUDED.
Kefir is a fermented and cultured beverage. As far as taste goes, it tastes a lot like a yogurt drink. What makes Kefir so great to have on hand is that it is nutrient dense. It has plenty of B vitamins, potassium, calcium and protein. Not to mention, like yogurt, the probiotics are important. They help improve the healthy bacteria ratio in your gastrointestinal tract. While you can use dairy milk to produce Kefir, you can also choose non-dairy options like coconut milk which makes a lovely smooth Kefir.
Most of the time, Kefir will ferment at room temperature. However, in the winter, it may be too cold for it to heat properly. The milk produced is creamy and tart but where Kefir is different is that it is a lot thinner than yogurt. So, what do you need to make the best Kefir? Kefir grains are the key. We cultivate our own Kefir grains using local whole milk (homogenized). It's a daily ordeal, feeding them milk so they grow and multiply. They also grow larger through multiple feedings.
Our fresh grown Kefir grains produce a full flavor profile to create authentic fresh Kefir.
When you have Kefir grains, expect them to propagate or to produce more grains. Dehydrated Kefir grains will produce Kefir, but it won't include many of the healthy bacteria and yeast that is produced using fresh Kefir grains. And, dehydrated Kefir grains may not multiply.
In order to maintain a warm temperature in your Kefir vessel, you should consider fermentation heater belts. These belts will help keep your Kefir grains warm, especially when the colder months arrive. Now that you know where to buy Kefir grains, there’s no reason not to have the freshest Kefir grains possible.
Use the proper strainer to collect all the Kefir grains, especially the baby grains which can fall through some strainers. Our stainless steel strainers are double mesh and their holes are about 1/32nd inch.
- The grains we harvest and sell are EXACTLY the big fluffy grains you see on our website.
- Before shipping the grains we Fresh Freeze them, as this allows them to travel safely for several days
- When we freeze them the grains are both protected but also stressed when they are revived- follow the revival instructions.
- The grains exude liquid when frozen, shrinking in size.
- We ship our grains USPS Priority Mail, fresh frozen and in a thermal envelope. They will thaw during transit; that's not an issue.
- Once revived (as per instructions) the grains will grow, thrive and multiply as well.
- You’ll have big fluffy grains after a couple of weeks of nurturing and feeding them properly.
- The grains you receive will make fantastic Kefir!
Includes 38-40 grams, approximately 2 Tbsp.
- Made fresh each week
- Rubber band and cheese cloth included
- Directions included
Our Fresh Grown Kefir Grains include approximately 35-38 grams of fresh Kefir grains, and instructions on how to care, maintain and propagate your fresh milk Kefir grains. Our Kefir grains are propagated using high quality local pasteurized cow milk. Working with real Kefir grains is easy. Freeze your extra grains for later use or give away to others.
Purchase our Fermentation Heater Belt** to maintain a warmer temperature in your Kefir making vessel, very useful during the colder winter months. **Use our Heater Belt once you start fermenting at least 1/2 gallon or more of milk. Do not allow your fermentation vessel to overheat. Position the heater belt above the Kefir grains/milk so you maintain a temperature of approximately 70-80f. Higher temps produce smaller grains.
Our Kefir grains, which originally came from eastern Europe** contain loads of healthy bacteria and yeast, including many of the following. Some time ago we had our grains tested by a pathologist friend who confirmed there were at least 40+ different bacteria and yeast present. **We've been propagating these same grains for years. The grains are our babies and we take great care of them.
Lactobacillus acidophilus|, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. delbrueckii, Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. lactis, Lactobacillus helveticus, Lactobacillus keﬁranofaciens subsp. keﬁranofaciens, Lactobacillus keﬁri, Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus sake, Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, Lactococcus lactis, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. cremoris, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. dextranicum, Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteroides, Pseudomonas, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Pseudomonas putida, Streptococcus thermophilus
Shipping included within the USA & Puerto Rico(priority mail). International shipping not available.