30NOV 2016
Can you eat kefir grains?

Can you eat kefir grains?

Those funny little cauliflower/popcorn looking blobs are dairy kefir grains. Kefir is an amazing probiotic beverage that is great for your gut and helps populate it with good bacteria. If you’ve ever cultured dairy kefir, you know that healthy kefir grains will rapidly multiply and soon you will have enough grains to be able to culture kefir for your whole neighborhood or you’ll…

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27NOV 2016
Making Kefir yogurt

Making Kefir yogurt

Sasha Baxter wrote:Using raw milk kefir to make ice cream?! That sounds so incredibly good - not entirely sure why I never thought to try that. Definitely jotting that down on my to-do list w/ my brand new ice cream maker! Anyone have suggestions on where to buy high quality kefir grains/cultures? I ve never fermented food before, and I ve been a bit hesitant of buying just…

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24NOV 2016
Water kefir VS milk kefir

Water kefir VS milk kefir

Kombucha is a familiar fermented beverage, sold in many grocery stores and cafés; water kefir, another fermented non-dairy drink, is not quite as common. The two are often compared, but are they really similar? What is the difference between kombucha and water kefir? Are there benefits of one over the other? Should you drink both? Starter Cultures for Kombucha and Water Kefir…

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21NOV 2016
Kefir grains Vancouver

Kefir grains Vancouver

Lisa Canada Truro, NS I have an abundance of healthy and active water kefir to share. You can either pick it up if you live locally or we can arrange shipping. Sarah Vancouver I have extra kefir grains grown in 2% milk. I am located in south Vancouver area. Please bring a jar with some milk in it. Damon C Live healthy kefir grain, available for exchange. Mixing kefir grains…

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18NOV 2016
Lactose-Free milk products

Lactose-Free milk products

Lactose-free milks are the same as regular milk, except for the addition of lactase. Regular milk contains the milk sugar lactase, while lactose-free milk does not. Lactase, an enzyme produced by the stomach, breaks down the milk sugar galactose so you can absorb it. People who have lactose intolerance, a lactase deficiency, have gastrointestinal symptoms when they consume…

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15NOV 2016
Kefir milk Smoothie

Kefir milk Smoothie

A kefir smoothie makes for an ideal breakfast! Fast, easy, fun and packed with nutrition, this concoction is sure to start your morning off right! Kefir is a fermented drink that can be made from different types of milk. (cow, goat or sheep) People who avoid dairy can enjoy coconut kefir, rice kefir and soy kefir. This fermented food has many health benefiting properties such…

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12NOV 2016
Kefir yogurt Nutrition Facts

Kefir yogurt Nutrition Facts

C Orotic acid and citric acid increase slightly during storage [kefir stored for 21 days at 4°C]. d Lactic acid concentration increases during storage, reaching a maximum of 7739 parts per million [ppm] by day 21 [kefir stored at 4°C].[1] The form of lactic acid found in kefir is almost 100% of the isomer L[+] lactic acid. On the other hand yogurt contains almost equal proportion…

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09NOV 2016
Casein protein Shakes

Casein protein Shakes

By Jeff S. Volek, Ph.D., R.D. Proteins provide the body critical amino acids that serve as building blocks for the formation of new muscle. But not all dietary proteins are equal. The major proteins in milk are casein and whey. These two milk proteins are both excellent sources of all the essential amino acids, but they differ in one important aspect—whey is a fast-digesting…

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