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Milk kefir is, to put it lightly, an acquired taste. Sour and pungent, milk kefir is a cultured dairy food originally from the Caucasus the region where Europe meets Asia. There it has been, traditionally heralded as an elixir of long life and health. It seems that there's wisdom in this tradition: milk kefir is rich in beneficial bacteria, phosphorus, vitamin K, biotin and folic acid nutrients that are essential to health and well-being. A single component of milk kefir kefiran may prove particularly beneficial as it successfully protects beneficial bacteria from damage in the hostile environment of the digestive tract.
Milk kefir is strongly anti-inflammatory and may prove helpful in combating gastro-intestinal distress caused by infections from bacillus cereus, salmonella, e. coli and helicobacter pylori. Milk kefir is also particularly important in recovering from clostridium difficile infections and associated gastrointestinal discomfort and diarrhoea which often accompanies use of antibiotics. Despite the fact that milk kefir is, itself, a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeasts (or SCOBY), milk kefir also acts as a powerful antimicrobial food helping to limit the growth of pathogens while encouraging the proliferation of beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract.
Milk kefir, like other cultured dairy foods, may also play a role in the prevention of cancer as it exhibits antitumoural effect. Cultured dairy foods, including milk kefir, have been found to play a role in the prevention and treatment of bladder cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. Indeed, some researchers have concluded that milk kefir may be one of the most promising foods when it comes to cancer prevention.
Milk kefir is cultured from a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeasts (SCOBY) that is coloquially referred to as kefir grains. The appearance of these small colonies of bacteria and yeast vaguely resembles that of cottage cheese or even cauliflower. Milk kefir grains are white, lumpy and gelatinous and are comprised primarily of lactic acid producing bacteria including lactobacillus brevis, streptococcus thermophillus, lactobacillus casei, lactobacillus helveticus, lactobacillus delbrueckii as well as yeasts that include candida maris, candida inconspicua and saccharomyces cerevisiae. Though, of course, strains of bacteria present may differ from one culture of grains to another.
Obscure and exotic as it may seem, milk kefir is not difficult to prepare. As with many traditional foods, its beauty lies in its simplicity. It's easy to begin preparing kefirand incorporating it into your familys dietary rotation. Once you've acquired kefir grains, simply mix them in with milk and allow it to culture at room temperature for 24 hours. As it cultures at room temperature, the beneficial strains of bacteria and benign natural yeasts will proliferate, metabolize the milk lactose and create a sour, thick beverage/ yoghurt replete with vitamins, probiotics, kefiran and other nourishing components. The longer milk kefir cultures the more sour and folate-rich it becomes, but take care not to culture it too long, as it becomes unpalatable.
Preparing milk kefir at home is remarkably easy and very affordable. It takes considerably less effort than homemade yogurt and homemade yogurt requires very little effort, indeed.
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I really like this kit and the kefir milk. It’s a bit strange at first leaving milk out of the fridge but once you get over that the kefir milk itself is great for adding to dairy food eg yogurt, smoothies to get an extra dose of probiotics. I noticed this improved my gut motility quite quickly without causing diarrhea. The only issue I have is the kefirko contain will close on its own if you bump the surface it’s on. I’ve fixed this by putting the stirrer or a spoon in between to prop it open.
I’m really enjoying this. I hadn’t ever tried making Kombucha before and this easy use durand makes it so simple and it looks nice. I used Jun, it tastes great. The only issue I have is the bottom of the durand must have some sharp bits of clay as it scratches the laminate bench top if you don’t put something under it.
I was excited to get my grains growing & producing a nice mild Kefir in about 5 days. I’m slowly increasing my intake & found it very filling at first.
I’m looking forward to experiencing the benefits & see if it will help settle my sibo & histamine issues!
Hands down and believe me I've tried a lot! Non drying yet effective cleansing. My skin never feels dry, always feels comfortable. Very suitable for acne affected skin also. Mild, yet effective, works well on removing makeup also however if using zinc bases products you may need to oil cleanse first. Safe for melassezia also!
We have been making tempeh regularly over the last 3 months with consistently amazing and tasty results. As long as the tempeh is kept in a warm environment, it takes about 48 hours for the mould to form (we cover them with a cloth and keep in a bright, sunny room). Also love the speedy delivery! Thank you!