Water Kefir

What is Water Kefir? Water Kefir Grains, also known as tibicos, Japanese water crystals, California bees or sugar kefir grains, are made from fermentation of sugar water, coconut water or fruit juice to produce a carbonated lacto-fermented beverage.  These “grains” are composed of clusters of bacteria and yeast living in symbiotic relationship held together by dextran, a polysaccharide produced by Lactobacillus brevis. The bacteria and yeast in the grains utilize sugar to produce lactic Read more [...]

Goat Milk Kefir

Goat Milk Compared to bigger animals such as cattle and horses, goats are considered as small livestock animals and are among the earliest animals domesticated by humans. While cow milk remains one of the most common milk nowadays, it is also important to note that it may be the cause of indigestion, bloating and gas pain. Goat milk is a better alternative, especially if it is organic. A study was done at the University of Granada showed that goat milk is actually more beneficial than cow milk. Read more [...]

What is Kefir Yogurt

What is Yogurt Yogurt is a semisolid, fermented food composed of milk products to which cultures of Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophiles have been added. In most modernized industry, concentrated sterilized milk and milk solids are blended with bacteria, usually Lactobacillus acidophilus or a lactose fermenting yeast. The mixture is then incubated for four to five hours at 110-112 degrees Fahrenheit until curd forms. After which, various flavourings may be added. For many Read more [...]

Soy Milk Kefir

Soy Milk Kefir About Soya Bean Soya bean or soybean is recognized as plant food that is relatively high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. It is a species of legume and is classified as an oil seed. Soybean is a natural plant that is high in proteins and essential amino acids (building blocks of proteins). Along with these, the discovery of tiny proteins in soy, referred to as pep-tides, which include glycinins, lunasin, defensins and conglycinins, are discovered. These extraordinary small proteins Read more [...]