Continuous vs batch fermentation
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Continuous fermentation of Kefir

September 19, 2022

Can we just constantly keep on adding fresh milk to the Kefir brew while sieving out only the ready Kefir liquid? Yes, we can, and this is precisely what’s called “continuous fermentation”. The two methods [ … ]

How long should milk Kefir ferment?
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How long should milk Kefir ferment?

August 30, 2022

How long should I let my milk Kefir ferment until it’s ready? This is one of the questions I read quite often in most Kefir dedicated Facebook groups or forums. The answer that is usually [ … ]

Are probiotics destroyed by gastric acid?
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Are probiotics destroyed by gastric acid?

August 25, 2022

You may have heard that the extremely acidic environment in our stomachs is deadly for any living creature, including the living bacteria of the probiotics we ingest. Indeed, the acids found in our stomachs are [ … ]

How to make a thicker and smoother Kefir?
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How to make a thicker and smoother Kefir?

May 22, 2022

There are numerous pieces of advice on how to make a thicker and creamier Kefir. Most of them really work and do not require additional resources to obtain a really better Kefir brew. However, in [ … ]

Is Water Kefir really Kefir?
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Is “Water Kefir” really Kefir?

May 18, 2022

The term “Water Kefir” has recently gained popularity, and any Google search on this term returns hundreds of meaningful results. However, both scientifically and historically, Water Kefir is not related in any way to the [ … ]

Why my Kefir doesn't get thick?
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Why isn’t my Kefir getting thick?

January 12, 2022

Our readers often complain that their Kefir isn’t getting as thick as they expect. How thick should be a decently fermented Kefir, they ask? Why is my Kefir still watery after 12 hours or more [ … ]

Can Kefir grains be eaten?
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Can Kefir grains be eaten?

December 10, 2021

One of our readers recently asked us for advice. “I couldn’t strain my Kefir well, she said, and I may have swallowed some grains. Is it dangerous? What should I do if I ingest Kefir [ … ]

Can Kefir help with Candida infections?
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Can Kefir help with Candida infections?

November 30, 2021

Throughout our lives, we are surrounded by billions of microorganisms that normally don’t create any problems for us. Our immune system is designed and “trained” to deal with them. In a human body with a [ … ]

Possible dangers of Kefir
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Possible dangers of Kefir

November 26, 2021

As we have written multiple times throughout this website, the benefits of milk Kefir are numerous. They are well studied and well documented. However, could the consumption of Kefir hide any threats? Could Kefir hide [ … ]

Kefir and osteoporosis
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Is Kefir good for osteoporosis?

November 10, 2021

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a chronic disease increasingly becoming a major health concern in the entire world. All bones in the human skeleton bones are in a constant state of renewal and regeneration. New [ … ]

Kefir grains vs. Kefir Starter
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Kefir grains or Kefir starters?

October 27, 2021

As we know, Kefir can be made in two ways and by using two different fermentation agents: Kefir grains and Kefir starters. Let’s see what’s the difference between these two methods, and what are their [ … ]

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