Kefir is a fermented milk drink. Kefir is said to have originated from the Turkish word "Keif" which means "good feeling". Kefir dates back many centuries to the shepherds of the Caucasus Mountains who carried milk stored in leather pouches where it would ferment into fizzy sour yoghurt.
Kefir is a living culture, a complex symbiosis of more than 30 microflora that form grains (cauliflower-like structures) in the milk. As the culture ferments the milk these structures grow, creating new grains in the process. Real kefir from live culture is an endlessly self-propagating process.
KEFIR and IT’S HEALTH BENEFITS: It has antibiotic and antifungal properties. It’s been used in the treatment of a variety of conditions, including metabolic disorders, atherosclerosis, and allergies, tuberculosis, cancer, poor digestion, candidiasis, osteoporosis, hypertension, HIV and heart disease. You might find it odd that that a drink containing yeasts would be good for treating candidiasis but it has been helpful to many people, both by restoring a better balance to the gut flora and because some elements of the microflora will kill off Candida Albicans. Not all yeasts are harmful.
In addition to beneficial bacteria and yeast, kefir contains many vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. In particular calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, B2 and B12, vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin D. Tryptophan, one of the essential amino acids abundant in kefir, is well known for its relaxing effect on the nervous system. Because kefir also has an abundance of calcium and magnesium, also important minerals for a healthy nervous system, kefir in the diet can have a particularly calming effect on the nerves.
The abundance of enzymes brings more health benefits, especially to lactose intolerant people, many of whom can tolerate kefir without difficulty, as long as the kefir is raw and not cooked (cooking destroys the enzymes).
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE: approximately 1 teaspoon of milk kefir grains (MKG) sealed in 2 snap lock bags. Instructions on how to culture your own kefir culture which will be emailed to you.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED: glass jars, plastic sieve & a plastic spoon. No metal is to be used when making kefir culture.
* In summer we highly recommend you select "Express Post" to send your Kefir. During the cooler months it’s fine to send by standard post.