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

Kefir Cheese
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How to make kefir cheese – heating recipe

May 30, 2021

As we said in the article about the “no-heat” method of making Kefir cheese, the difference between the “heat” and “no-heat” methods is essentially just in the way the curd gets separated from the whey. [ … ]

Can kefir make me sick?
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Can Kefir make me sick?

May 29, 2021

The short answer is yes; Kefir can make you sick, at least temporarily! Kefir is a healthy and effective probiotic food, but not every food is for everyone. Kefir is a live product. It contains [ … ]

Kefir pros and cons
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Kefir pros and cons

May 28, 2021

Kefir is a beneficial and easily digestible drink with a myriad of health benefits. While Kefir does not have real disadvantages, along with its many advantages, it still has some contraindication that should be taken [ … ]

Milk kefir vs water kefir
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Milk Kefir or Water Kefir? Which one is best?

May 25, 2021

One of the most frequent questions our readers keep asking is, “which Kefir should we choose – milk or water”? These two types of Kefir are very different from just any standpoint, and any direct [ … ]

Probiotics, prebiotics, symbiotics
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Probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics

May 22, 2021

Probiotics According to the National Library of Medicine, “The term “probiotic” was first used in 1965 to describe substances secreted by one organism which stimulate the growth of another.” They also add that “the introduction [ … ]

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