All the basic knowledge, principles, and concepts related to Kefir.

Is Kefir good for dogs?
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Is Kefir good for dogs?

September 8, 2021

Honestly, I was quite surprised when I learned that this question was among Kefir‘s most frequently asked ones. Indeed: is Kefir good for dogs? As mammals closely related to humans, dogs have almost the same [ … ]

3 easy tricks for a better Kefir
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3 easy tricks for a better Kefir

August 24, 2021

When we started our Kefir adventure, we all had some prior knowledge but still relied on the “trial and error” approach. I’m no exception. However, after many years of trials and mistakes, some attempts appeared [ … ]

Is Kefir lactose free?
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Is Kefir lactose free?

August 16, 2021

The question of whether Kefir is lactose-free can have controversial answers. Some producers insist that their Kefir may be considered lactose-free, and some of them even advertise Kefir made with low-fat milk as a “100% [ … ]

Common myths about milk kefir
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Common myths about Milk Kefir

August 4, 2021

As an assumed “superfood”, Kefir is often shrouded in myths and legends, and while some of them are based on scientific facts, others are a result of ignorance and exaggeration. This article will draw a [ … ]

Top 3 crucial mistakes in making kefir
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Top 3 most common mistakes with homemade Kefir

August 2, 2021

Many newbies to homemade Kefir face similar challenges and identical problems. If you are a beginner with Kefir, you could easily avoid many problems through the simple hints you will find on this page. Milk [ … ]

How to make coconut milk kefir?
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How to make Coconut Milk Kefir?

July 29, 2021

Making Kefir with coconut milk is the most widespread (and tasty) way to obtain a dairy-free, lactose-free, and vegan-friendly alternative to the classic milk kefir. Not surprisingly, coconut Kefir is made with coconut milk. Note [ … ]

Why Kefir separates?
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Why Kefir separates?

July 15, 2021

The separation of Kefir during fermentation is one of the most common occurrences, especially during the warmer months of the year. When their Kefir separates, fellow Kefir “newbies” even ask us whether their Kefir is [ … ]

Kefir or Kombucha?
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Water Kefir vs Kombucha

July 7, 2021

One of the most frequently asked questions by people interested in fermented probiotic products concerns the differences between Kefir and Kombucha. Both Kefir and Kombucha gained worldwide popularity in recent years with their undisputed probiotic [ … ]

Can kefir be kept in the fridge?
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Can Kefir be stored in the fridge?

June 21, 2021

The short answer is: yes, of course, Kefir can (and sometimes even should) be stored in the fridge. But, regarding temperatures for both storage and fermentation of Kefir, there’s much more to be said, so [ … ]

What are probiotics and how do they work?
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What are probiotics?

June 19, 2021

What are probiotics? Let’s first say that when we often call Kefir “the best probiotic,” we are not entirely correct! Although the widespread cliché that Kefir is a probiotic may not be wrong, Kefir itself [ … ]

Fermented dairy products
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Fermented dairy foods

June 13, 2021

Fermented dairy products (a.k.a. cultured dairy products) had been made since ancient times, when raw milk from cows, sheep, goats, or horses was preserved by spontaneous fermentation. Most of the time, this fermentation occurred naturally [ … ]

FAQ about Kefir
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Most frequently asked questions about Kefir

June 8, 2021

What types of Kefir exist? There are two main types of Kefir: milk Kefir and water Kefir. They are made with different grains, or SCOBY (bacterial colonies), and grow in different environments. Water Kefir grows [ … ]

Kefir World
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Difference between buttermilk, yogurt and kefir

June 6, 2021

Since Kefir, buttermilk, and yogurt are all fermented dairy products, they often get mixed and confused. Some of our readers even ask us whether Kefir is a variety of yogurt or buttermilk. Although Kefir, yogurt, [ … ]

How to store kefir grains
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How to store the Kefir grains?

June 2, 2021

First of all, remember that the best and most natural way to take care of your Kefir grains is to never stop making Kefir. That’s by far the best way to keep your Kefir SCOBY [ … ]

Non-dairy kefir for vegans
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Is Kefir vegan?

May 31, 2021

Lots of readers ask me whether they could benefit from the probiotic features of Kefir while staying vegan? The short answer is: it depends! We distinguish two types of Kefir: Milk Kefir and Water Kefir, [ … ]

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