Monday, March 31, 2008

Ever heard of it?

Well, we have been drinking kefir everyday since two weeks ago and we absolutely love it!

Kefir (pronounced as "kuh-feer") is a fermented milk drink, with a consistency similar to thin yogurt that help balance your "inner ecosystem" to maintain optimal health and strengthen immunity.

Thanks to Andrei and Katya for the cauliflower kefir grains. Kefir grains are a combination of friendly bacteria and beneficial yeasts with casein (milk proteins) and complex sugars.

In fact, it is very easy to make kefir. Just follow the simple steps according to them.

1) Add pasteurised milk (it can be made from any type of milk) with kefir grains, cover with a lid and ferment at room temperature for about 24 hours depending on your taste. 48 hours will make a thicker, sourer kefir, 12 hours a thinner, sweeter kefir.

2) 24 hours later, strain the prior day's kefir batch into a clean container and it is ready to drink! It should be creamy and a little thicker than milk. Normally, we will put the ready-to-drink kefir into the refrigerator before consumption.

3) After straining, return the grains into a clean container. We have a baby kefir! The grains will grow during fermentation and additional grains are produced.

4) Repeat whole process by adding pasteurised milk to the grains to make the next batch.

Today, kefir is becoming increasingly popular due to new research into its health benefits. Basically, they just told us how to make kefir but you can find out all-about-kefir from the cool sites below.

- Kefir vs Yogurt. Nutritional Content. Health Benefits. Recipes.


Please accept the real kefir grains as a precious living beings. Love them, talk to them, handle them gently, feed them regularly and they will pay you back with your health. When you take loving care about them, they will be with you for the rest of your life and you will be the one who benefited most.


Guest said... @ 7/8/09 3:53 PM

Those are big kefir grains! You must have been taking really good care of them for a long time now! hehe it's funny how you say we should talk to the kefir grains, i wonder if you really do that.. :-D

Someone said the same thing here about taking care of kefir grains

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