Water kefir or kombucha?
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The Main Advantages of Water Kefir Over Kombucha

July 13, 2023

If you’re looking for a delicious, probiotic-packed drink that’s also incredibly healthy, you’ve likely come across both kombucha and water kefir. Both are fermented drinks, and both are full of good-for-you bacteria that can help [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Possible dangers of Kefir
Kefir & Health

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 or Kombucha?
Kefir 101

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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 [ … ]

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, [ … ]

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 for antibiotics
Kefir & Health

Can Kefir help with antibiotics?

May 26, 2021

Whether we like it or not, antibiotics are a part of our lives and our main line of defense against several diseases, including ones that were incurable and lethal just a few decades ago. No [ … ]

Milk kefir vs water kefir
Kefir 101

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 [ … ]

Kefir while breastfeeding
Kefir & Health

Is Kefir safe while breastfeeding?

May 22, 2021

Let’s first clarify that in this article we are going mainly to discuss the effects of milk Kefir on breastfeeding mums and their babies. Although water Kefir is also considered safe while breastfeeding, its probiotic [ … ]

Water Kefir
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What is water Kefir and how to make it?

May 18, 2021

The water kefir grains are also known as Tibicos, Tibi, Sugar kefir, Japanese water crystals, or even Japanese algae (although kefir has nothing to do with algae). According to some sources, water kefir grains are [ … ]

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