Monthly Archives: May 2010

Drying Kefir Grains

Drying Kefir Grains Kefir grains may be dehydrated for long term storage of up to 12 to 18 months. To dehydrate fresh kefir grains, rinse the grains with pre-boiled COOLED water. To remove excess moisture, pat-dry the grains between a … Continue reading

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Freezing Kefir Grains, storing water kefir grains

Freezing Kefir Grains One method for storing kefir grains for periods of up to 2 months, is by freezing the grains. To freeze kefir grains effectively, wash the grains with pre-boiled then COOLED water, pat them dry between pre-ironed cooled … Continue reading

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kefir health benefits

Kefir has antimutagenic and antioxidant properties, and can possibly be used to prevent mutagenic and oxidative damage in the human body. One can change the nutrient content by simply fermenting for shorter or longer periods. Both stages have different health … Continue reading

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what is kefir grains and where do kefir grains come from

Kefir (alternately kefīrs, keefir, kephir, kewra, talai, mudu kekiya, milkkefir, búlgaros), purportedly from either the Turkish “keyif” (joy/pleasure) or “köpür” ((milk) froth, foam), is a fermented milk drink that originated with shepherds of the Caucasus region, who discovered that fresh … Continue reading

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where do kefir grains come from

Where do Kefir grains come from? It’s a bit of a mystery… Kefir grains occur in nature. They are living organisms (not man-made). No one knows exactly where or when the kefir grain first appeared. What has been established however, … Continue reading

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