Kefir grains

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1.Small hard yellowish aggregations found in the Caucasus region, and containing various yeasts and bacteria. They are used as a ferment in preparing kefir.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Helen combines live Kefir grains with nonhomogenised milk sourced from Llaethdy Llyn, Pwllheli.
Kefir grains, used to make the beverage, consist of a symbiotic mix of lactic and acetic acid bacteria (eg Lactobacillus, Lactococcus, Leuconostoc, and Streptococcus spp.) and yeasts (eg Kluyveromyces, Saccharomyces, and Torula).
The most common lactobacilli isolated from kefir grains as reported by other studies are: L.
Kefir is a fermented milk drink using kefir grains.
"I make my own kefir using fresh live kefir grains or powders and organic whole milk a couple of times a week - it's so much cheaper than shop-bought versions and cuts out the plastic bottle waste too.
Helen combines the live kefir grains with non-homogenised local cow's milk from Llaethdy Llyn in Pwllheli.
Kefir milk is fermented milk product made with kefir grains has many health benefits which is becoming popular in many health conscious consumers which is in turn increasing global demand for probiotic fermented milk-based products.
FERMENTED POTATO ROLLS with TROUT ROE JELLY and KEFIR CREAM Mat Lindsay, Ester For the fermented kefir cream: 1 pint organic heavy cream 1/4 cup milk kefir grains For the trout roe: 1/4 pound fresh trout roe 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons sake For the dashi jelly: 4 ounces dashi 3/4 ounce soy sauce 1/8 ounce mirin 3 gold strength gelatine sheets, hydrated in cold water, excess water squeezed out Agar, as needed For the potato rolls: 1/2 pounds Dutch cream potatoes or other waxy potatoes 50 grams starter 185 grams water 225 grams white bakers flour 25 grams wholemeal bakers flour 50 grams fermented potatoes 6 grams salt Sea salt, as needed FOR THE FERMENTED KEFIR CREAM: Pour heavy cream into a glass mason jar.
I make my own kefir at home using kefir grains and cow's milk, although you can use coconut milk, coconut water or any other nut 'milks'."
46, of October 23, 2007, (6) defines kefir as cultured milk obtained from milk coagulation and pH reduction, and fermentation is achieved by lactic acid cultures produced by microorganisms present in kefir grains. The grain is made up of a complex structure of bacteria and yeasts, totalizing about 30 species of microorganisms incorporated into a matrix of polysaccharides and proteins, (7) properties that make kefir grains potent probiotics.
Kefir is obtained from the fermenting activity of Kefir grains [5].