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 [ … ]

Why kefir is good for me?
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Kefir: the “Broad-spectrum” probiotic

June 29, 2021

The most common answer you will get whenever you ask the question “Why is Kefir the best probiotic?” would be: because it contains the largest number of probiotic bacteria compared to any natural probiotic product [ … ]

Kefir and IBS
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Can Kefir help with IBS?

June 22, 2021

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that is directly linked to our guts microbiome. In other words, IBS is a result of a disbalance between the “good” and the “bad” bacteria in our guts. [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Is Kefir gluten-free?
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Is Kefir gluten-free?

June 17, 2021

Is Kefir really gluten-free? Yes. There is no doubt – both water Kefir and milk Kefir are gluten-free. Water and milk Kefir do not contain any gluten and are perfectly suitable for people with Celiac [ … ]

Kefir for treatment of SIBO
Kefir & Health

Can Kefir help with SIBO?

June 9, 2021

Yes, Kefir can definitely help in the treatment of SIBO in at least two ways: First of all, through its well-known ability to compensate for the damages caused by antibiotics. Since SIBO is typically treated [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Lactose intolerance and kefir
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Kefir and lactose intolerance

June 1, 2021

What is lactose? Let’s first clarify what lactose is. Lactose is a sugar found only in milk and dairy products like cheese, cream, or butter. To be digested in our gastrointestinal tract, lactose needs an [ … ]

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. [ … ]

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