I had heard of it but until this week I had no idea what it actually was, what it did or what it looked like. Kefir is a delicious probiotic beverage.
A Scoby is a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeasts !
It has opened up a whole new world to me !
I took her up on the offer Wednesday afternoon and I am hooked. She also shared some of her garden with me - raspberry and strawberry plants , peppermint and I have more offers of plants when my garden is ready. As she showed me around her garden and her chooks - I was most envious and
Now - I've joined the local Plants and Gardens Facebook group. More plant , garden and information sharing.
There is also so much to learn and the community of fermenters (not a bit like dementers) is so supportive. So what are kefir grains ?
Alex Lewin, ‘Kefir grains are combinations of yeasts and bacteria living on a substrate made up of a variety of dairy components.’The live kefir grains look a bit like cottage cheese or cauliflower florets. They have a gelatinous in texture - mine was a soft blob. Don't be put off.
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Milk kefir , rich in beneficial bacteria, contains phosphorus, vitamin K, biotin and folic acid - all essential nutrients to health and well-being.
The best site for information I have found - which has everything you need to know about fermenting and preserving is Cultures for Health - this is about Kefir
Another Facebook friend added me to this Australian group when I asked - PRESERVING, FERMENTING and HEALTHY EATING - Australia.
This was my first batch - last night.
You can get Water kefir too - I didn't get any of this yet because it is much slower to grow.
My interest is the research (I admit I've only just started reading the literature ) that Cultured dairy foods potentially play a role in the prevention of cancer as they exhibit anti-tumoural effects.
Tell me have you heard of Kefir ?
Do you ferment or preserve food ?