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Kefir Grains - Living Probiotic Enriched

648 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Make a healthy probiotic beverage
  • Milk kefir grains can be used repeatedly
  • Brew a new batch of water kefir every 18-48 hours
  • Can be flavored with fruit or flavor extracts; makes a delicious beverage or smoothies
  • fresh culture shipped...never dehydrated

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Product Description

Organic live kefir grains from Lifetime Kefir are guaranteed to grow and produce the highest quality milk kefir possible. Don't make the mistake and get inferior grains from other vendors that sell higher quantities of lower quality grains which is becoming the norm in the US. You will receive enough grains to start producing wonderful kefir and with little care the grains will be the last ones you will ever have to buy! Grains from Lifetime Kefir are 100% guaranteed so choose your kefir vendor wisely and may you have a lifetime of good health!

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  • UPC: 013964032819
  • Item model number: LK08120
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (648 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,119 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)

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213 of 219 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer on January 24, 2013
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This is my second time buying from this seller. They deliver an excellent product!

When you first get your grains they are going to look *very* small and nothing like the picture. There isn't anything wrong with them, this is how they are shipped so they survive the journey. You will need to spend a couple days to a week "healing" them before they're actually able to produce drinkable kefir. The way I "heal" my grains when I first get them is I put the grains straight into about two to three ounces of milk for 24 hrs and change out their milk every 12-24 hrs for about a week. For that first week the milk barely changes at all, it will be very watery and won't really ferment much. But after a couple of days, you will notice a change in your grains as they start to get plumper and grow. As they do, you'll start noticing the milk gets a bit thicker. How quickly your grains heal, grow and ferment will depend on the temperature in your home. The warmer it is the faster they ferment and vice versa.

Once you get them going you will have kefir grains coming out your ears! I had jars and jars of them and had to find new homes for all the grains as I couldn't keep up! You can eat the grains as a way to keep their growth under control, it is a very cheap but potent probiotic "pill" if you will.

I've been making kefir for about two years now and here are some tips for anyone interested (the seller sends some excellent directions with their product as well)

Making Homemade Kefir
What you need:
- clean glass jars, quart size with wide mouth work great
- a nonmetal sieve - Amazon sells a good nylon sieve here: [...
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220 of 227 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Drollette on April 21, 2012
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I was brand new to kefir grains when I purchased these, but after following the directions (and I only used raw organic dairy milk), within one week, I had great quality kefir milk that separated into whey in the glass jar and smelled like yeast. The first few batches (which I used a baby food jar for) were the "readusting batches" and I threw those out, but I'm excited to keep these little grains healthy and strong.

Things I've learned from online forums:

1) NEVER wash your kefir grains.
2) Put the grains in room temperature milk, not cold, as this will shock them.
3) Give them fresh milk every day (even if you don't want any kefir right now, just give them enough to fill a babyfood jar). Think of them like a pet. You have to feed them every day or they will misbehave or even die.
4) If you are going to be gone for more than 2 days and can't change their milk, put them in the fridge. They can stay this way for up to a month. When you come back, it will take about 3-4 batches of baby food sized milk batches (just like when you got them), to revive them.
5) If you want to hibernate them, put them in a glass container in the freezer. They can store this way for up to 4 months. It can take up to two weeks to revive them after you take them back out.

Hope this helps! I would definitely recommend this brand and will be sharing my kefir grains with friends, family, and neighbors as they grow! Spread the love of kefir...

UPDATE 1/31/13

My kefir grains are thriving and doing fantastic! I share them all over our region and am happy to report that there are over 10 different families making kefir daily because of this one batch of kefir scobies. The work like clockwork. I even take them on vacation with me.
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127 of 130 people found the following review helpful By Meda on July 30, 2011
I've wondered about the shipping cost, too. I just started selling on Amazon and the amount is dictated by Amazon. There is no option to reduce it. :( So to be fair to the sellers, there's nothing they can do.

The kefir goes through shock during shipping. Sending a few grains in a bit of milk will help it recover faster. Kefir needs sugar (the lactose in milk) to live. To send 1/4 cup of grains would require a lot of milk for the kefir to survive the shipping time. And within a couple of weeks you will have more kefir than you know what to do with.

Also, for those needing some instructions, here is what I do:

1) Strain kefir grains in fine metal mesh sieve (I got mine at Target). Some people say not to use metal, but after research (and my own experience), I have not found that it makes a difference.
2) Rinse kefir grains with water. (Some people omit this - especially the first few times of making kefir. Not rinsing them will help them multiply more quickly.)
3) Put kefir grains in a glass with one cup of milk (I use raw, but store-bought works great, too.).
4) Cover with paper towel and secure with rubberband.
5) Leave glass on counter for 2-3 days. Consistency ranges from curdled milk to yogurt and even separated. It's all good. The grains will take a few days to recover from shipping, but should take off after that.
6) Repeat step one and use kefir for baking (instead of buttermilk), in smoothies, or however you'd like.
7) After grains have doubled in size, you can use more milk or divide them and give them away.

~If the kefir solidifies (like yogurt), use a spoon/spatula to push as much as possible through the sieve and then just rinse the rest out with water in the sink.
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