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I ordered the kombucha starter kit, the milk kefir starter kit, and water kefir grains all at the same time. My kombucha is still in the rehydration phase. I decided to go with water kefir in order to avoid dairy products. The professional, simple, attractive, and artful packaging caught my eye...

- Katherine

Water Kefir Grains

SKU: 5600
$18.99

Availability: In stock

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Water kefir grains (WKG) create a carbonated lacto-fermented beverage from sugar water, fruit juice, or coconut water. Incredibly easy to make, 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!

  • This box contains 1 packet of traditional, heirloom-style water kefir grains.
  • Rehydration period of 3-4 days with unchlorinated, unfluoridated water and cane sugar is required before regular use.
  • Cultures on the counter at 68°-85°F.
  • Can be used to culture sugar water, fruit juice, and coconut water.
  • Reusable culture - makes up to 2 quarts water kefir with every batch.
  • Instructions for using this culture are included and may be found here.
  • Having trouble making water kefir? Browse our Water Kefir Troubleshooting Articles or contact us for assistance.

 

Water Kefir Grains Instructions and Troubleshooting

 

Ingredients

  • Organic sugar, live active cultures
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

 

Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing soy and dairy.
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free

 

Shipping and Storage Information

  • Our water kefir grains are shipped in a dehydrated state in a barrier-sealed packet.
  • For best results, store in a cool, dry place and use by the date on the box.
  • Freezer storage is NOT recommended.

 

Additional Details About Water Kefir Grains

Water kefir grains can create a new batch of water kefir every 24-48 hours. One packet of grains can culture up to 8 cups of water. Finished water kefir (not grains) may be used to culture non-dairy milks, for a non-dairy milk kefir alternative.

 

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UPC 00814598020025

Reviews

10 Reviews For "Water Kefir Grains"

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  1. Not at all what i had imagined.

    by Terresa on 03/30/2018

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    I have not had them long (followed all directions to a T) but all I am getting is really sugary water. I have tried adding juices to get a fizzy drink in a second "ferment"...but no luck. Hoping this changes soon - or this will have been a rather expensive, time-consuming waste.

    Response from CFH: Thank you for reaching out, and for continuing to work with Water Kefir Grains! We hope by now from our behind-the-scenes troubleshooting you are having success, so please contact us if you need further assistance!

  2. A fun, healthy drink

    by blvd on 03/24/2018

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    This is our first go at a homemade health drink. It turns out to be easy and fun. Lots of possibilities on flavoring, and so far, tastes great!
    Do appreciate the helpful info on site!

  3. So Delicious and the Staff is Excellent

    by Rhonda on 02/27/2018

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    This is my second box of water kefir starter. My first box did great until it kinda didn't any more. After a lot of help from the super-excellent chat support team, I decided that I had probably not followed the instructions exactly as I should have and decided to just start over. This second batch is even more delicious than the first (probably because I'm doing a better job of taking care of it!). So fizzy! So tasty! This is great kefir and if you have ANY ISSUES at all, do not hesitate to chat with the team. They are wonderful!

  4. A Favorite of our Family

    by Becky on 02/10/2018

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    Bought my first Kefir Grains from CFH several years ago, and they have been going strong all this time. I make Lemonade Kefir and Kefir Frozen Pops for my guys and they consider this a real treat...and they're oh so good for our bodies. Thanks for a great product!

  5. What I was looking for

    by Beatrice on 01/27/2018

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    The grains were very easy to reactivate. After a couple of batches that were too sweet, they adapted and started making good water kefir. Making a fizzy soda with a 48 hrs second fermentation is very easy and it comes out delicious. I have been using them for about 1.5 months now and they are multiplying. Very easy to use and low maintenance, even compared to kombucha. I also find that they are easier on digestion than kombucha, no bloating or discomfort. Very good value.

  6. Bad

    by Chef on 01/26/2018

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    I purchased over six of your products during the past year as gifts for friends- whom are either chefs or nurses. And what a let down; from the sourdough cultures which you no longer offer to the water cultures nothing survived passed a cycle or two. Such a tremendous disappointment for a company with such good reviews. Terrible quality from our experience.

    Response from CFH: We are terribly sorry for your experience with our products, Chef Gerald. We do stand behind our products, so please feel free to contact us at [email protected] so we can assist you. Our customer support staff has personal experience with all of our products from reactivating them to making them sustainable and viable. We do hope you'll reach out, as we have no way to contact you since there is no email address.

  7. Worked great my first try

    by Sandra on 01/13/2018

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    My first time ever doing this. I had read that you could train your culture to eat honey instead of sugar so I decided to give it a try. I activated the grains using honey water and again for my first fermentation. I then added orange juice with some ginger and tumeric for the 2nd fermentation. It tastes great! I really like kefir water. 5 stars all the way. This thing wont let me click on the stars.

    Response from CFH: Sorry about the stars, but it came through on our end! We are glad the honey has worked for your culture, but we do recommend for its health that only cane sugar is used...feel free to use honey with your excess grains though! That's awesome!

  8. Thank You

    by Mary on 01/08/2018

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    Been wanting to try water keifer and you made it possible. Easy to follow instructions, a good product and great service. Thank You

  9. A great investment for your health.

    by Misty on 01/02/2018

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    The instructions were so easy to follow. Step-by-step. Clear cut. Easy. I gathered everything before I cut open the package.

    Glossy color instructions come with each box. I laminated mine. I put a post it note to help me keep track of the time that water kefir is done and time that second ferment is done.

    My grains have quadrupled in quantity. I am now making half gallon batches.

    I can barely keep up with the demand. My daughter and grandkids are coming by every few days to pick up their “soda”.
    I am able to use all the fruit I stored in the freezer from my orchard and berry bushes.

    So happy I found your site and that you have so much information for the noobie.

  10. Instruction Guide missing key information.

    by Kevin on 11/24/2017

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    As a newbie to the world of Kefir, I feel that some information is needed on the one-sheet guide that comes with these products. I had water and milk kefir sitting next to each other. Turns out this can cause cross-contamination and dissolved the grains. Similarly, the milk kefir deteriorated. Only after reading many of the troubleshooting documents did I discover the errors that would not have occurred with adequate language in the document.

    Response from CFH: Thank you for your feedback! It has been passed along to our content department. We thank you for working on this issue with your grains, and we wish you many successful batches!

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Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Organic sugar, live active cultures
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

 

Allergen Information

  • Manufactured in a facility that also produces products containing soy and dairy.
  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten-free

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  • From Jill G at 12/28/2010 1:02 PM
    • What kind of bacteria will my finished kefir contain after using your water kefir grains?
    • We do not test individual batches of water kefir grains for yeast and bacteria content, therefore we cannot make any guarantees to the exact probiotic makeup any particular set of water kefir grains sold on our website. However, the following link contains a list of the major species of active bacteria and yeasts generally found in water kefir:

      http://www.culturesforhealth.com/water-kefir-grains-composition-bacteria-yeast/

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  • From wendy at 1/22/2011 9:29 PM
    • Hi - My son has multiple food allergies. Are these processed with nuts, eggs, milk or casein? Thank you.
    • Our water kefir grains are processed without any nuts, eggs, milk, or casein. Although they have their own dedicated equipment and space, we we are required to inform our customers they are processed in a facility that may also be used to process nuts, eggs, milk, soy, or casein.

      We believe our water kefir is very clean and pure, but if you have severe allergies to any of these products, you may wish to purchase from another source.
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  • From Kika at 2/17/2011 3:59 PM
    • Do I need to purchase special grains for water kefir or can my milk kefir grains adapt to use for water kefir?
    • You can convert milk kefir grains to survive in and culture sugar water, but they will not produce exactly the same result as true water kefir grains. They will never be able to return to culturing milk, nor can original water grains be converted to milk kefir grains.
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  • From Shirley at 2/23/2011 7:14 AM
    • Is there more then one starter is this box? If I do not continue or lose my first batch can I start fresh without purchasing again?
      Thank you, Shirley
    • The packet contains enough grains to culture 1 to 2 quarts of sugar water after rehydration. Theoretically, you can reuse these grains indefinitely. Although we cannot guarantee they will reproduce, you can encourage them so as to culture more sugar water at a time, or even to give to friends: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/encouraging-water-kefir-grains-to-multiply

      If you need to take a short break, you can put them in a jar of sugar water and keep them in the refrigerator for a few weeks. If you need a longer break, we have instructions on how to dry them for long-term storage:

      http://www.culturesforhealth.com/how-to-take-a-break-from-making-kefir/
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  • From jackie at 3/2/2011 5:24 PM
    • So can you use these for coconut water kefir? What is the difference in the end product when using kefir grains for (coconut) water as opposed to water grains?

      Thanks!
    • Water kefir grains may be used to culture sugar water, coconut water, or fruit juice. The grains consume the sugars contained in each liquid. Most of the nutritional content of the finished product will be the same as in the original liquid. The kefir grains contribute the probiotics, which should be about the same in the finished kefir from any of the liquids.
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  • From Jill G at 4/20/2011 6:24 AM
    • 3 questions:

      1) Does the facility where the grains are processed also process grains or wheat? Is it a gluten-free facility?

      2) I see your grains are vegan & not animal based. I have a ton of food sensitivities ranging from mild to severe & am wondering if you could please state what vegan foods are used to create your grains?

      3) Are these grains made from organic foods only? Are there any chemicals used in their processing (I also have chemical sensitivities which is why I ask)?

      Thank you for your help. I have loved your water kefir in the past & would like to reintroduce into my diet again but need to make sure I am doing so safely considering my many food sensitivities/allergies.

      Jill G
    • We are required by law to state that our products are processed in a facility that may also process foods containing allergens such as wheat, dairy, shellfish, etc. However, our equipment and space used for production are dedicated, and we are very meticulous about cleanliness.

      The amount of exposure to allergens would be similar to if you ate in a restaurant where those foods were also served, or if you shopped in a supermarket where those foods were also sold.

      Water kefir is made with very few ingredients and no additives. We use non-chlorinated water and organic sugar to grow the water kefir grains. The grains themselves are a simple polysaccharide with a symbiotic matrix of yeast and bacteria.
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  • From Marthe at 4/22/2011 9:29 PM
    • Can I use water kefir with unsweetened coconut milk?
    • For coconut milk, use milk kefir grains (milk kefir grains will need to be refreshed occasionally with dairy milk). If you want to avoid milk entirely, try water kefir grains with coconut water.
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  • From Amy at 4/26/2011 12:39 PM
    • When I need to take a break from my water kefir, what's the best way to store them? If it's letting them dry out is it best to rest on the counter or in a dehydrator? Thanks!
    • If you would like to take a break from your water kefir, you may store them in sugar water in the refrigerator for up to several weeks. If you would like a longer storage time, check this article for instructions on dehydrating the grains:

      http://www.culturesforhealth.com/how-to-take-a-break-from-making-kefir/

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  • From kate at 5/5/2011 11:58 AM
    • Is it possible to culture only a very small amount at a time, such as one pint?
    • We recommend culturing a minimum of 1 quart, for the health of the grains. If you try to culture a smaller amount by following the ratio of grains to sugar water, you really should have back up grains in case they do not fare well.
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  • From Karen at 5/8/2011 1:11 PM
    • Will the final beverage product contain the full amount of sugar or is some of it eaten/used up in the fermentation process?
    • The remaining sugar in finished water kefir will vary, depending on culturing environment and conditions. Generally speaking, a 48-hour culturing time will result in less remaining sugar than a 24-hour culturing time under similar conditions.
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