What are Kefir Grains
Q) What are Kefir Grains ?
A) Milk kefir is a probiotic beverage made with either milk kefir grains . Milk Kefir Grains (once active) can be used to culture dairy milk .
Q) What does kefir taste like?
A) The taste of finished kefir varies greatly based on the type of milk used and the length of time it is cultured. Milk kefir can have a sour taste and an effervescent texture. If you have not tried kefir, we recommend culturing it for not more than 24 hours .
Q) Does milk kefir have the same benefits as water kefir?
A) Water kefir contains fewer or less strains of bacteria and yeasts than milk kefir . Thus MILK KEFIR is anytime better than WATER KEFIR .Also milk kefir has more nutrients , proteins , minerals compared to water kefir .
Q) What are milk kefir grains?
A) Kefir grains consist of bacteria and yeast existing in a symbiotic relationship. The term “kefir grains” describes the look of the culture only. Kefir grains contain no actual “grains” such as wheat, rye, etc.
Q) What ingredients go into creating milk kefir grains?
A) SHIP KEFIR milk kefir grains are grown using only organic milk.
Q) Are milk kefir grains reusable?
A)Yes, milk kefir grains are reusable. Once a batch of milk kefir has finished culturing, simply remove the milk kefir grains and place them in fresh milk.
Q) How long do dairy kefir grains last?
A) If cared for properly, milk kefir grains have an unlimited life span and can be used repeatedly to make kefir.
Q) Why should I make my own milk kefir?
A) Homemade kefir will contain a larger number of probiotics . Making kefir at home costs significantly less than commercial kefir and you have complete control over the milk you use (organic, non-homogenized, raw, etc.).
Q) Does homemade milk kefir contain gluten?
A) No, milk kefir grains are grown in organic milk , so they are gluten free.
Q) What is the process for making milk kefir?
A) To make milk kefir at home you will need milk and Pure Milk Kefir Grains .
Q) How will I know when the milk kefir grains are making kefir?
A) Once the milk starts to thicken (similar to the consistency of cultured buttermilk or heavy cream) and the aroma is pleasant, the kefir grains are making kefir.
Q) How long does it take to make milk kefir?
A) Kefir generally takes 12 to 24 hours to form. The exact amount of time will vary depending on environmental factors, the most important of which is temperature.Cold temperatures slow the fermentation process (and it can be all but stopped by placing the grains in milk in the refrigerator).Heat speeds the process so kefir will form more quickly in a warm area and will be more likely to over-culture.Allowing the kefir grains to remain in milk longer than 48 hours risks starving the kefir grains and potentially damaging them.