WHAT IS KEFIR?
Kefir or kephir is a fermented milk drink similar to a thin yogurt that is made from kefir grains. These grains are left in a liquid such as milk to ferment. Fermentation of the lactose yields a sour, carbonated consistency and tastes similar to drinkable yogurt. Kefir is a fermented beverage filled with probiotics and other healthy ingredients. Kefir helps boost your immune system, improves your IBS, cures indigestion, helps regulate your cholesterol, and has numerous other beneficial effects.
The drink originated in the North Caucasus (Russia). The cauliflower-like grains of Kefir culture were thought of as having amazing healing powers as far back as the 18th century.
WHY YOUR BODY NEEDS KEFIR?
1. What is inside the Kefir Bottle?
- One packet of 100% active kefir grains with fresh milk so that they can reach you safely.
Quantity: 5 Grams
(5 Grams makes 250 ml of milk kefir initially. Grains multiply with the passage and eventually, you will be able to make bigger batches.
2. Shipping & Storage Information
- We recommend that you start making Kefir as soon as you receive active kefir grains.
HOW TO MAKE ACTIVE MILK KEFIR?
- Empty your kefir grains in 250 ml liter of fresh room temperature boiled milk. Stir gently and ferment for 7 hrs in Summer and 24 hrs in Winter. (Never add hot milk to the grains)
- Cover with a coffee filter or cloth secured by a rubber band and let it ferment.
- After completing the fermentation time, strain the grains and drink the milk.
- Repeat the process to prepare the next batch.
- Look for the milk to have thickened to the consistency of heavy cream or thicker. When you notice a change in the milk's texture, then you can start drinking milk kefir.
(If your kitchen is too hot then ferment in any room)
(After a few weeks, the grains will multiply. In that case, you can make more than a half-liter of Milk Kefir)
HOW DOES IT LOOK & TASTE LIKE?
The taste of finished kefir varies greatly based on the type of milk used and the length of time it is cultured. A consistency similar to buttermilk is standard, with it getting thicker in the winter, after being refrigerated, or when more cream (or higher fat milk) is added. It is not solid like yogurt.
It is sour and tangy in taste.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO DRINK KEFIR?
Technically, you can take kefir any time. However, we generally recommend that you take it first thing in the morning because it's an energy booster.
WHICH SUPPLIES DO I REQUIRE TO MAKE KEFIR?
- A Glass/Plastic/Wooden jar
- A plastic or wood stirring utensil
- A towel, butter muslin, or paper coffee filter to use as a covering for the jar
- A band to secure the covering such as a rubber band or jarring.
HOW CAN I STORE & RE-USE KEFIR IF I DON’T WANT TO USE IT FOR A WEEK?
Store Milk Kefir Grains in a small container with half a liter of milk and place this container in the fridge, now you can keep it refrigerated for a week.
This process requires changing and adding fresh milk after every week.
When you need to reuse these grains, first you should take them out of the milk, then leave them in another half-liter of milk for 24 hours at room temperature. If there is no problem occurring in fermentation, you can do the next with more milk. initially, fermentation may get slow but eventually, they will start to multiply and reproduce in a short time.
This can be stored only for 2 months.
Kefir can cause side effects like bloating, nausea, intestinal cramping, and constipation, especially when first started. These side effects usually stop with continued use.