Water Kefir Starter Kit

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Water kefir grains create a carbonated lacto-fermented beverage from sugar water, fruit juice, or coconut water. Incredibly easy to use, the starter culture can create a new batch of water kefir every 24-48 hours. Water kefir makes a fantastic non-dairy alternative to milk kefir and can be flavored to make a range of delicious beverages, or as an ingredient in many recipes. Your family will love it!

  • Rehydration period of 3-5 days required before regular use.
  • Reusable culture; makes up to 2 quarts water kefir with every batch.
  • Cultures on the counter at 68°-85°F.
  • May be used to culture sugar water, fruit juice, and coconut water.
  • Finished water kefir (not grains) may be used to culture non-dairy milks, for a non-dairy milk kefir alternative.

 

Water Kefir Starter Kit Contents:

 

Ingredients: Water kefir grains, organic rapadura sugar, filtered water

This product contains no GMO ingredients.

Shipping Information: Our water kefir grains are shipped in a dehydrated state in a barrier-sealed packet. The product keeps

  • At room temperature (68° to 78°F): 12 to 18 months
  • In the refrigerator (40° to 45°F): 18+ months
  • In the freezer (0° to 25°F): not recommended


Allergen Information:

Packaged in a facility that also manufactures products made with wheat, soy, eggs, nuts, and fish.


 

       
Jerri  

Why I Love This Product

I like this product simply because it makes my kids giddy to see carbonation and fizz. When too much pressure builds up, the kids are excited to open bottles to see the water kefir explode out of the bottle, as well as where the flip tops land!  But better than that, I am thrilled to know they are getting probiotic benefits when they enjoy a glass of water kefir. We like ours to be as fizzy as possible, so we leave it on the counter until we are ready to drink it. Since we prefer our drinks cold, we solve the issue of room-temperature water kefir by pouring it over frozen blueberries… just using ice would eventually dilute the water kefir, but blueberries make for a delicious treat at the bottom of the glass! Jerri, Customer Support Representative

 

 



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  • From Bryan at 6/24/2014 5:55 AM
    • If I use distilled water with Sucanat will I still need the mineral drops?

      Thank you
    • Although the grains will survive with the nutrients and minerals in the Sucanat, occasional use of the drops would act as a welcome mineral boost for the grains.
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  • From cami at 6/28/2014 11:53 AM
    • can you switch the feed from sugar to molasses after initial startup?
    • Molasses is not the appropriate food for water kefir grains and would be too hard on the grains. Stick with cane sugar and add up to 1/2 teaspoon of molasses only if mineral supplementation is necessary.
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  • From Carrie at 7/11/2014 4:07 PM
    • I noticed you say your Water Kefir is described as gluten-free, but I also see it's processed in a facility that also processes wheat. Can you describe how you ensure that the water kefir is gluten-free? Do you test the gluten content? I am very interested in this product but I get very ill from very small amounts of gluten. Thanks.
    • We are required by law to state that we produce our cultures in a facility that also processes other allergens. Our Water Kefir grains are grown with water and sugar only in a building with Kombucha and Milk Kefir. They are kept in a separate room.
      We cannot guarantee that our employees have not consumed wheat during the day, but strict sanitation practices are observed at all times.
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Wonderful Review by Jennifer
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I love how easy it is to make water kefir even for busy people. The kit contained everything I needed to know from start to finish, to flavoring (or not) through how to rest the gains to take a break from making it (they make a LOT of water). I love it and will make a great gift!

(Posted on 9/11/2014)

Really enjoying this product! Review by Krysta
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So far I have only good things to say about this product and the service from Cultures for Health. I had technical difficulties online with purchasing the water kefir culture, but the staff at Cultures for Health gave great customer support and processed my order quickly! The water kefir activation took 5 days, but after that I've been able to make a new batch every 1-2 days. It's very easy to make. The only downfall is that you have a24-48 hour window that you need to make the kefir in. It has been a good investment so far! My husband (who tends to be picky with food/drinks) even likes it!

(Posted on 8/20/2014)

3rd batch Review by Bobbie
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So far so good - on my third batch of kefir water. Flavored the first 2 with lemon, lime, ginger and the 3rd is peach. The kefir is refreshing.

The grains arrived quickly and rehydrated as said. No complaints. For the price, it would have been nice to get enough grain for 2 quarts rather than one.

(Posted on 8/15/2014)

Wonderful! Review by AJ Brown
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I absolutely love my water kefir! This is my first time making it and opted for water kefir because dairy does not agree with my husband so we figured this was a safe alternative. We've bought kombucha from our CO-OP but I don't have patience to wait that long for it to ferment!

This water kefir is quick and delicious! My first batch, unfortunately, got mold when I was re-hydrating it but I contacted Cultures for Health and they were very helpful.

Now I've got a great batch of kefir going, have a quick system and a great rhythm to making the batches. Vanilla and lime are currently our favorite! This stuff is great! I hope it grows and multiplies so I can have a few batches going at once!

Great product, great customer service, great company!

(Posted on 7/14/2014)

Great product, price/value and service Review by Justina
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I was excited to get started with my water kefir and followed the directions. The kefir grains were perfect, much better than the starter grains I got from a local provider. However, I had to go out of town unexpectedly and for longer than I thought I would be away. Unfortunately, I destroyed my kefir water and had to discard. It was very sad. I will start it again and look forward to enjoying my kefir water soon.

(Posted on 7/13/2014)

Love it! Review by Annie
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I've had so much for the past few weeks making water kefir. And the help chat is enormously helpful. Can't say enough good things about this product and this company!! Thank you, thank you!!

(Posted on 7/11/2014)

Satisfaction Review by Spider
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I had in the past tried milk kefir. It was okay, but as I am lactose intolerant, it did not work well for me and my grandkids and family would not have it at all. I was searching online and came across your water kefir and decided to give it a try. And....I love it and so does my grandkids and family. I flavor it up a little for the kids and now everyone get their probiotics on a regular basis. Thanks so much.

(Posted on 7/10/2014)

So easy my 10 year old daughter makes it. Review by Aurellia
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Our large family is really enjoying water kefir. It saves us money over buying a lot of juice, pop or lemonade. It is so easy that my 10 year old daughter makes it each day. We flavor it with vanilla extract and it is delicious. My husband told me we should of started making it years ago! After drinking some of our kefir last weekend my mother-in-law quickly placed an order for some of her own grains.

(Posted on 7/9/2014)

So Easy and Good!! Review by BettyB
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I've had this about 2 weeks now and I'm very pleased. Had no idea it would be so easy. I actually sometimes drink it without anything added or just a little lemon juice. I also juice 2 or 3 times a week and add it to that. The booklet that comes with the kit explains everyting very well and simply. We have well water and I think that also helps with taste. I have called customer service once and they were very polite and answered my question expertly. So glad I decided to try it. Thanks so much.

(Posted on 6/20/2014)

Easy to use and a great daily drink Review by Sue
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I have been brewing kombucha for several years, but I wanted something to drink every day with low sugar, especially in the summer. It is so easy to make, and you need only 3 ingredients, water, sugar, and kefir water grains - no tea required. I have used plain white cane sugar, Turabindo, Succant and Florida Crystals in the brew. They each produce a different flavor from a slightly sweet taste, to a hint of molasses. I like the basic plain kefir water so much I only use other flavors occasionally when I do a second ferment. I also do a second ferment for a fuzzy drink a couple of times a month. I can make fresh Kefir Water in less than a day. I have also made Kefir Milk (both dairy and coconut, which I put on a grain free cereal, in dressings, smoothies and so on), but I don't use Kefir Milk and Kombucha every day. The Kefir Water kit is a good way to start. The strainer is just the right size, and the instructions are several pages of very clear and complete information, and the grains are easy to use. The instructions include such information as the basic ferment, second ferments, traveling, and longer term storage. This is a great product.

(Posted on 6/16/2014)

Great for culturing beginners Review by Raeann
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I bought a kombucha starter kit at the same time as the water kefir grains, and I've made several batches of kefir while the kombucha is still rehydrating. This is a great first culturing project because it's very instant gratification, and I find water kefir much easier to drink than milk kefir. This is mostly because it's like soda if you store it in an airtight bottle, or like juice if you use mason jars, rather than like drinkable yogurt.
My favorite drink so far is lemonade, secondary fermented for 48 hours before sticking it in the fridge for another day or two. I also highly recommend doing a secondary ferment with an overripe pear. It's like hard pear cider with more sweetness and probiotic goodness and 100% less hangover.

(Posted on 5/27/2014)

Great product! Review by Devon
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Love it! It's been so easy to make flavored water kefir juice, and even my 3yo loves his "sparkling juice."

(Posted on 5/20/2014)

Great product!! Review by kefir Kraft
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I decided to buy from Culturesfohealthe.com because this was a new to me. I wanted to be able to call and ask questions in needed. They have excellent customer service.

(Posted on 5/16/2014)

I think I made it right Review by Rey
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The Kefir held up its part of the bargain thanks to all of the directions and information available online. Had my first batch of coconut water kefir today and will make water kefir tomorrow ;)

(Posted on 5/14/2014)

Love water kefir Review by Karin
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I have been making water kefir for a couple weeks and my whole family loves it. We prefer a second ferment with fresh ginger slices and lemon juice. I am about to send a kit to a friend. Love it!

(Posted on 5/10/2014)

I love water kefir! Review by Serm
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It took a few weeks for my grains to really produce useable water kefir. They have multiplied considerably and produce a batch ready for a second fermentation in less than 48 hours. I found a recipe that adds a whole lemon and a couple of figs to the first ferment. When the figs float to the top, its ready for a second ferment. We purchased grolsch style bottles for that and have had great results with lots of carbonation in 24-48 hours. I've added fruit juice, fruit puree, ginger etc. with good results. I'd love to hear what others are doing!!!

(Posted on 5/7/2014)

Water kefir Review by Mary
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I had made several batches of water kefir and I noticed I was very gassy and bloated within 2 hours of drinking and I was also drinking kombucha.

I chatted online with someone at Cultured for health about this problem and she said the Water Kefir could be making too much yeast and that I should contact a health care provider.

So I have been off the water kefir for 8 days and I feel better and am glad it was not the Kombucha; it was the water kefir that was making me very uncomfortable!

Note from CFH: Any food, including cultured foods can affect everyone ​differently. We recommend starting with a small amount if you find you need to adjust to certain cultures. If you have any concerns, we recommend contacting your healthcare professional.

(Posted on 5/5/2014)

Excellent Product Review by Irenab
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Received the starter kit on time in a beautiful box with everything I need to get started. Culture started growing within 2 batches. Excellent and easy instruction!1 Highly recommended for anyone wanting to get started on a fun and healthful way of life.

(Posted on 4/25/2014)

Having so much fun using this kit Review by Leslie
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I tried milk kefir and really didn't enjoy it, But water kefir is really good and the kit makes it so easy to do. I enjoy flavoring my water kefir with organic lemon juice and making soda water out of it. Wonderful and refreshing.

(Posted on 4/17/2014)

Sooo Happy Review by Judy
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I love my little kefir grains! Today I am enjoying my first grape juice kefir. So great to have this live, delicious beverage at such an affordable price compared to buying kefir drinks from the store.
I'm very grateful to Cultures for Health for the grains and instructions. Thank you.

(Posted on 4/15/2014)



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