Happy Herbalist's Prized Live Milk Kefir --Kefiran with more Exopolysaccharides than the common grains found online. Gluten Free and Keto Friendly
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Live, Raw, Active, Never Frozen, Never Dehydrated. Harvested day of shipping. Fresh Milk Rinsed to remove Curds.
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What is kefiran ? Kefiran is the flat translucent sheet or biofilm that connects Kefir Grains. It is formed from the flora (lactic acid bacteria and yeasts) of kefir grains and glucose units, in almost the same proportion. Kefiran has a prebiotic nature promoting the growth of probiotics in the gastrointestinal tract. It extends specific therapeutic benefits by balancing the microbiota in our gut. In a National Institute of Health (NIH) study https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33977950/ found Postbiotics, for example, has stood out for being a product with action similar to probiotics, without offering side effects. The kefiran is the postbiotic from kefir that promotes potential beneficial effects on food allergy from the intestinal microbiome to the immune system.especially noted for children and infants.
Not all Kefir Grains contain Kefiran - Exopolysaccharides -the very beneficial sticky stuff whereby the Grains stretch out and grow. our flat sheet Kefiran is clearly visible and developed and offers significantly more Exopolysaccharides than the simple grain itself. The bacteria responsible for for the synthesis of the polysaccharide is Lactobacillus kefiranofaciens. Where the kefir grains are small and separate the lack of Kefiran will be noticeable, as it will be very noticeable when you pull the grains apart exposing the translucent biolfim.
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What you receive; one tablespoon ( 12-15 grams) Can make up to 24 ounces of Kefir daily (once established). With proper care Kefir Grains will grow and multiply and you'll be able to produce more and more Kefir ~ forever!!
Natural live - never frozen or dehydrated - Kefiran Shipped in BPA-free FDA approved package heat sealed and guaranteed* to produce healthy Kefir.
When you receive our Kefiran, we recommend to refrigerate the package unopened until ready to use. The sooner you start fermenting the better. We guarantee our kefiran for 30 days. If you are unsure or have questions or are not satisfied for any reason text us and include pictures and what your concern is. Do not toss out until you contact us. If our kefiran fails we will replace or refund.
Kefiran Simple Start
Follow this recipe for the first ferment to ensure a healthy start.
you'll need: 16 ounce glass jar, cloth or paper cover, rubber band to secure, 12 ounce fresh Whole Milk (avoid Ultra Pasteurized) a warm spot to ferment. Ideal temperature is 76.6F. Kefiran will ferment at lower temperatures but slower
1. Open the package and pour into a glass of milk.
2. Stir gently. Do not stir during the fermenting stage
3. Cover with a cloth and secure with a rubber band
The typical signs of Kefir being ready to drink
1. when you tilt the glass the kefir sticks more to the sides than milk (this is the primary sign of a ready to drink kefir)
2. The glass of kefir feels heavier than when it was milk
3. The smell would be on the pleasant side - different than the aroma of milk. May be "yeasty" to some folks
4. The taste would be Bland to slightly Sour
5. Kefir would be thicker than milk, but kefir is still very pourable and drinkable. Becomes thinner the more you stir.
6. the first appearance of Whey (clear liquid typically on the bottom but also on the top) and Curds (white globules usually floating on top) . As the kefir ferments more and more Whey appears. The more Whey the more sour (and the more healthier acids are formed) and the stronger the odor.
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Other signs of an active ferment is the milk separates into Curds & Whey, has a stronger smell and cheesy or yeasty character. This is normal and expected to the fermentation process. as Kefir is turning the milk, first to kefir, then to Curds (clumps forming typically on the top) then to Curds & Whey (clear liquid typically forming on the bottom), to more Whey and less Curds, and to Cheese and Whey. All phases are healthy and edible. Our Kefir will match your personality and its ready when you choose. Some folks like it early, typically around 24 hours, some with a stronger character at 30 or 36 hours. One person wrote poetry about it; "Little Miss Muffet, sat on her tuffet, eating her Curds and Whey ..."
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Kefir is fermented Milk. Kefir is alive and changes milk to Kefir (major sign is the kefir sticking to the sides of the glass) then to Curds (milk fat typically floating on top) then to Curds & Whey, and then to more and more Whey. and onto cheese. Kefir will be slightly thicker than milk and becomes more and more sour as its fermented. Kefir is ready and harvested according to the individual's preference (sweet / sour). You can drink the Kefir, eat the Curds (mostly milk fat) or drink the whey. Whey is bitter/sour and has most of the minerals. - and a Complete Protein with all the amino acids. Whey is sold in Health Food Stores in a powdered form. You can also use whey to marinade vegetables, and meats, and mix in shakes and smoothies. All healthy. - but tends to be smelly and not pleasant taste (for most) most folks refer to Curds & Whey as being “over-fermented”. Curds + Whey mixed together is healthier but not that pleasant smell or taste. Mix with fresh fruit (bananas for example). Add more milk and refrigerate overnight another method. Home-made Kefir is NOT thick. For a thicker kefir you can add 1/2 & 1/2, or a teaspoon of Dry Milk. Kefir does not go bad - it continues to ferment - Kefir will continue to ferment even in the refrigerator. For thicker creamier kefir use a higher ratio of grains to milk (tablespoon of grains to 10 ounces of milk) and allow to ferment typically for one week. Another method (the one I use) is to harvest your kefir while it's still sweet and just before the appearance of any whey, remove the grains and leave in the fridge for another day or two.
3) Remove the Kefir Grains.
Stir and Strain the kefir to separate the Kefir from the Kefir Grains. Always Retrieve the Grains. Start another ferment.
How to store, recipes, pictures, facts and fantasies and more in our free ebook see details in our free eBook Milk Ferments
note: the most difficult part of making kefir is retrieving all the grains. Although our Kefir Grains loves freedom and to roam, getting them back for another ferment is easier and more convenient with a Tea Ball, strainer, or cheese cloth bag. Easy just place the grains in the tea ball, place the tea ball in the fresh milk, dunk a few times, cover and ferment. When ready just remove the tea ball and place in a waiting new cup of milk, dunk a few times and ferment. Our 1 1/2 + 2 inch tea balls can hold enough grains for 3-4 cups of milk. We also have larger tea balls and tea bags available.
We offer optional Kefiran Fermenting sets.
all our Fermenting Sets include a heaping tablespoon of Kefiran
1. 4 inch stainless Steel Tea Ball Large enough to make a gallon of Milk Kefir
2. 64 oz Glass Jar with White Plastic Screw on Cap + 4 Inch Tea Ball
3. 32 oz Glass Mason Jar with ring and lid + 8 inch stainless steel mesh strainer
We offer a variety of Quality Strainers & Filters; Stainless Steel Filters, Cloth Filter; Muslin, Cotton, Mesh as well as cheesecloth
You can use any kitchen strainer depending upon the size of the holes. The kefir does not stay in contact long enough for any adverse reaction. Stirring helps speed the process. Kefir GRAINS are tough and rubbery, and bounce back under pressure. Curds will disappear under slight pressure or upon stirring. Do not rinse with water. If need be rinse with fresh milk (or your choice) and then recycle back into the new ferment. There is no need to remove all the curds from the grains, and the curds will help the new feremnt along a bit faster.
Many thanks to the good doctor Eric Berg (drberg.com) for his kind words on his show.
Huge Thank You DR Berg for your recommendation and encouragement.
Health tips: take 1/2 cup of kefir at night to help with sleep.
plus a great many more helpful Health information https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM3stM3uI00.
Lactose intolerant? Our hungry kefir feeds on lactose (milk sugar). Kefired Milk will be lower in lactose - the more sour the less the lactose. Just a little patience and voila - real healthy milk kefir.
For those that prefer not to use any dairy we suggest our WATER-KEFIR. Where Milk Kefir loves Lactose (milk sugar) Water Kefir love sugar, table sugar, organic sugar, molasses, honey, fruits, vegetables, they are just happy to eat. Produces noticeable carbonation, and slightly more alcohol. Mother Teresa gave it to the serving children she attended and it literally saved thousands. It is a great digestive aid, More energetic and not as filling as Milk Kefir. Milk Kefir is a better sleeping aid and more nourishing.
Milk Kefir or Water Kefir - you may also use Coconut Milk or different nut milks and we have a recipe for Rice Milk included in our free eBook. Got Milk
Our 30 Page Kefir Guide available as a PDF Online (free download) with recipes from doin a simple start and daily maintenance to what to do when you escape on that much needed vacation. To making Kefir smoothies or making easy overnight Kefir cheese spreads and kefir hard cheese's. How about adding fresh fruits? Make Kefir Beer! or serve your own personalized Kefir vinegar.
Our Kediri Cultures/Grains/Seeds have neve been frozen, dehydrated or dried. They are fed daily and come from a happy home.
Milk Kefir VERSUS Water kefir
While Milk Kefir provides significant amounts of protein as well as probiotics and prebiotics, Water Kefir can be a significant probiotic and prebiotic source for vegans and people who are allergic to dairy products. Milk Kefir Grains have more nutritional content compared to Water kefir Grains, although Water Kefir has a wider variety of different microbiological composition. The main beneficial acid (Lactic Acid) is higher in Milk Kefir Grains while Alcohol Levels are Higher in Water Kefir. In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine Milk Kefir is Yin nourishing and restful. Water Kefir is Yang and energetic especially when combined with Ginseng. In the same class as Water Kefir is Ginger Beer Plant. Ginger Beer is refreshing, energetic (yang) with special attention to the Stomach & Spleen. helping to settle disturbances in the stomach and digestive issues. All these grains are important for their potential health benefits.
How to nourish and Feed Your Kefir
With the Incredible healing power of Dutch Dark Cocoa (Chocolate)
Cocoa is a Pre-ProBiotic. Cocoa nourishes and benefits our ProBiotics so they in turn can benefit us. Probiotics like those in Kombucha, Jun, Ginger Beer, and Kefir will all be enhanced and in turn we will be!
According to Dr Mercola Your Gut Bacteria Help Unlock Dark Cocoa’s Anti-Inflammatory and antioxidant Powers, and probiotics are in turn nourished by Cocoa.
The study found your gut bacteria breaks down and ferments the components in dark chocolate, turning them into anti-inflammatory compounds that benefit your heart and health. In particular, Probiotics like Bifidobacterium and LAB bacteria "feasted" on chocolate, and made other foods which we trouble digesting more digestible. and bioavailable to our body.
Chocolate is linked to 40+ Health Benefits.-- Although Milk will reduce the benefits it does not eliminate those benefits. So we recommend Dark chocolate – as high in cacao and as bitter as you can stand. Cocoa is also a Pre-ProBiotic. Meaning it feeds and nourishes the good bacteria in our bodies, like lactobacillus found in in Kefir.
Real Milk, Fresh from the farm is our recommendation. and GOATS MILK fresh from the farmer is absolutely the healthiest.
We do offer a very limited Goats Milk Kefir Culture / grains /seeds we are able to secure from a local off the grids goat farmer who has bred and fed their Kefir Culture's exclusively from their herd of Mini-La-Manchas. 4 New babies min la mantas born April 7 !
If for any reason you are not satisfied with any of our products you may return for a full purchase price refund or credit within 30 days after date of shipping by notifying us using this form. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Items must be received in a good, sellable condition. and not damaged in any way. We do recommend items to be returned with a Tracking number and insured.
EXCEPTIONS: PROBIOTICS (Kombucha, Jun, Ginger Beer, Water Crystals, Japanese Water Crystals, Milk Kefir, Water kefir, Caspian Sea Yogurt)
All probiotics have a 30 day guarantee - when following our directions; There are many dishonest people that try to take advantage of small businesses and have us send replacement after replacement, which is why we've had to amend our policies. Sometimes instructions may be confusing or people are unsure if it is working or not. Probiotics are a learning process that we would like to help each and every one of our customers with. Unfortunately we can't send a replacement without knowing your steps and attempting to help you through this. You agree to give us the time to help you. Send us a picture via text (919-518-3336) of your ferment, your grains, type of milk (Brand) and your household temperature. along with your details and concerns.
Some folks prefer to either but Commerical kefir at the store as its more convenient, or are not satisfied with the taste or the fermentation process. We suggest you consider Dr Berg’s Friendly Bacteria probiotic Liquid to support your gut microbiome and promote a healthy digestive system. Available at his fantastic web site: Dr Berg's Friendly Bacteria probiotic Liquid Support .
If you purchased our Kefir Grains as recommended by DR berg for a better nights sleep and its not working for you Dr Berg also has SLEEP AID (regular + vegan) tablets
Must contact us first using this form before tossing or giving up on your ferment. We will help you set up and establish your probiotic. After discussing the probiotic, the process, and potential changes to get the most out of your probiotic, if your reasonable expectations have still not been met, we offer a full purchase price refund for any probiotic. All items must be returned within the 30 day period and in good condition to receive any refund. It is at our sole discretion if any probiotic needs to be returned for a refund. If you receive our probiotic and have not used it, you can complete this form and return for a full refund. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Our Online Return Policy https://www.happyherbalist.com/shipping-return-policy/