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Dr Berg Recommended Goat Kefir as the all time best natural Kefir.
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Fresh Goat Kefir Grains from a local off the grid farmer. Limited supply.
Considered the healthiest Milk - and Kefir Cultures / Grains on the planet.
makes 1-2 cups of kefir a day.
All natural real Goat Milk Kefir Grains raised without chemicals is hard to find even on the internet. We, the HappyHerbalist.com family has been blessed with a limited supply of pure all natural Goat Milk Kefir Grains. Raised by a local off the grid goat farmer who bred and fed these Milk Kefir Grains only from fresh raw milk every morning from her small herd of Mini-La-Manchas. Who have no ears, who produce splendid goats milk high in butterfat - sweet and tasty. She been at it for the last two decades. Limited quantity , not always available as she feeds her goats and farm animals the grains. Kefir Grains are a body’s natural anti-biotic and medicine chest. When we get a few we sell them pretty quickly. While their staying with us we feed them daily Summerhill Pasteurized goats milk from our local Sprouts Farmers Market
Goat Milk V Cows Milk:
Nutritionally about Equal. But the taste of Goats Milk is richer, creamier and sweeter with about 10% less sugar (lactose) but more fat. Of course Milk Kefir Grains eat the sugar and fats like crazy making your Goats Milk even healthier and richer.
Just like Cow Milk Kefir, Goats Milk Kefir reduces the lactose, reduces the fats and increases the beneficial acids - Lactic, Acetic and Butyric, (and the sourness) the longer it ferments. Plus increases the CFU (Colony Forming Units) of the probiotic bacteria and yeasts that help rebuild and fortify your G.I. Tract for a more perfect health.
What is kefir?
Kefir GRAINS or seeds, as they’re sometimes called, contain Billions of probiotic lactobacillus bacteria per gram that form small clusters or colonies of Grains (seeds) that have been used for centuries to make our food safe & healthy. There are roughly 5 grams per teaspoon.
Kefir GRAINS (seeds) are like pieces of rice or popcorn. or small pieces of tiny cauliflower Ferments milk into kefir.
KEFIR is the fermented milk, harvested at the right time of your choosing.
To produce 1 cup (250 ml) of Kefir it takes about 2-5 grams kefir grains/seeds at a proportion of 2–5% grains-to-milk. A teaspoon of kefir grains contains roughly 4.2 grams. Depending upon how active the kefir grains/seeds are one teaspoon may produce 1-2 cups of kefir on a daily bases -grow and multiply - forever!
Kefir is a ongoing, continuous ferment. Starts with milk then kefir then curds & whey and then cheese. You choose when its right for you. There are variables such as Time, Temperature, ratio of grains to milk, type of milk and personal preferences. Unlike store bought kefir, which is neutered, treated, and altered to stay "frozen" in time in taste and texture, living, live Kefir Grains are all natural and continues to ferment through all its phases and each phase is healthy and beneficial - without any additives, chemicals or alterations. Just natural functional real food. Real Live Kefir Grains will continue to produce Kefir - forever!
What you receive
Natural live - never frozen or dehydrated - Kefir Culture / GRAINS / seeds Shipped in BPA-free FDA approved package heat sealed and guaranteed* to produce healthy Kefir.
Contains: Enough to make 1-2 cups of Kefir. As they grow and multiple it will continue to make more + more kefir for a lifetime.
These Grains will grow and multiple. After you confirmed our Grains are alive and working then you can use with any milk (except Ultra-Pasteurized), right from the fridge, no heating or cooking required. Raw milk or Goats milk is great (sometimes a bit lumpy). Coconut Milk, Almond and Nut Milk all work, but the Kefir Grains may get a bit sluggish and need to be refreshed back with some regular milk. All milks are different as are all milk substitutes. see details in our free eBook Milk Ferments
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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.
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.
We have been selling live Kefir Cultures online since 2005 and only recently the prized Goat Milk kefir Culture. (who we are)
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What type of milk to use?
Of Course Raw Goats Milk is all this culture has been bred and raised on.
To start we advise to use only Pasteurized Goats Milk. Some brands like Meyenberg is Ultra Pasteurized and Ultra Pasteurized in not real milk and is very inconsistent. Sprouts Farmers Market w has SummerHill Brand Goats Milk is what we use while the culture is staying at our home. And maybe crazy but your dog or cat can buy RAW Goats Milk at the big Pet shops. brands like PRIMAL in s Raw Goats Milk - in the frozen section. Of course the very best is from a local goat farmer.
Not all milk is the same. Same type of milk but different Brands may produce different results as well. To discover the best milk contact your local cheese-making group. They will know which and where to get the best milk to make the best kefir - which really is going from milk to curds and whey and on to cheese from there.
If you're not going to use Goats Milk and opt for just regular milk or even Nut Milks then save money with our generic Whole Pasteurized Milk Milk Kefir Grains.
1) Place the grains in glass of Milk,
Use one spoonful of Kefir Grains to 1-2 cups of milk.
Use milk right from the refrigerator. No boiling required.
2) Set on the counter and cover with a cloth, napkin, or coffee filter. Secure with a rubber band.
And the next day you have KEFIR ! (this may take a while longer as the culture gets accustomed to its new environment. All cultures thrive on consistency.
Time & Temperature & Type of Milk play a role. Typically its 24-36 hours at "room temperature- 74-78F"
The warmer the faster it's finished. The more Kefir Grains to Milk ratio, the faster, The colder the slower, the less Grains the slower.
note: the first time, and whenever there is a change in the Kefir Grains Routine there may be a "lag time" typically taking longer as the kefir grains are adjusting to their new environment, and recover form their travels where they may have gone dormant.
Kefir is "ready" when its not too sweet nor to sour. That is a very individual choice. Realize the longer it ferments the more sour it becomes. and separate into "curds" and "whey". Curds and Whey is the process of converting the Curds into cheese.
The typical signs of Kefir being ready to drink
1, when you tilt the glass the kefir sticks more to the sides than milk (which would be runny)
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
4. The taste would be Bland to slightly Sour
5. Kefir would be thicker than milk, but not as thick as yogurt. More like a thin milk shake.
6. Not rancid (as regular Whole Milk) would be.
3) Remove the Kefir Grains.
Stir and Strain the kefir to separate the Kefir from the Kefir Grains.
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 ferment along a bit faster.
Set the Grains aside in a bit of milk in the fridge until you're ready to start a new batch.
Kefir is the thicker-than-milk portion. Like a smoothie. Drink fresh or refrigerate (thickens a bit) or mix with cereals or blend for a smoothie.
If its still milky just when you started or smells bad (should have a pleasant smell) don't throw it out until you give us a call.
It is that Simple, Easy, and Healthy.
We have published online our Kefir Recipe and Guide in our Library and Research Center.
What is the difference in the Kefir Grains: Live - Dried -Powdered - Frozen
Our Goats Milk or regular Milk Kefir Cultures / Grains /seeds have never been frozen or dried. are always alive, raw and active, though they get sleepy when traveling. “Live Kefir Grains” Live Milk Kefir Grains will grow, multiple and reproduce and as long as you continue to keep them happy they will continue to keep you healthy. “Dry Kefir Grains” (or their powder form) make a great glass but do not grow and multiply. Dehydrated Kefir Grains have to be re-cultured, work but really don't grow. Once Frozen Kefir Grains may not 100% re-culture.
You can make great kefir with any type of milk. Harald Tietze in his Kefir Book said, Kefir makes bad milk (meaning the typical commercial store bought variety) into good milk. BUT ... there's A Better Whey ... check out their Good Milk List. You can also pick up cheese recipes and equipment here. .
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.
A CAMPAIGN FOR REAL MILK
It has been a long-term goal of the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) to have legal access to raw milk in all 50 states. That day is getting closer; there are currently 43 states that allow legal access to raw milk through either sales for human consumption, pet milk or distribution through herdshare agreements. When we started A Campaign for Real Milk in 1999, that number was only 27. The states without any legal access are Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey and Rhode Island.
Kefir is a great way to both savor delicious food and feel awesome. Add it to your smoothie, use it for pancakes or just drink it as it is. This superfood is a must-have in your refrigeration. Check this article to learn more about kefir and its benefits.
- Milk Kefir Grains