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"Excellent Product"

This is my second purchase of water kefir grains. The product is excellent. I can make a variety of water kefir flavors successfully. When I needed some advice their customer service is very knowledgeable and so helpful. It is a great company with superior products. Thank you.

- Ruth

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. Awesome product

    by CMT on 01/30/2015

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    I got my grains a few weeks ago and have already made about 5 batches of water kefir. My grains rehydrated quickly and although my first batch was a little weak, my last few batches have been bubbly and tangy and fizzy--just perfect. The grains are easy to use and so far mine have stayed in great condition. I'm very happy with this product!

  2. water kifer

    by baconia on 01/24/2015

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    It is easy to make. If the taste is too strong your water like mine may have too many minerals. I had to stop using minerals and turbanodo sugar and molasses. Nothing but while sugar. Mine now has the faint taste of rootbeer. I have a lot of sassafras trees on the property who knows...this stuff gets better and i feel better everyday, I crave it. It makes it easy to consume liquids. Also customer service is excellent if u need it.

  3. Always as described, never a bad batch

    by danglero on 01/24/2015

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    I've ordered these several times, and it's always been as described. I have yet to get a bad batch. Give them a couple of rounds to really get hardy and enjoy!

  4. carbonating

    by mike on 01/19/2015

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    I thought the water kefir carbonated on it on. I have done four batches in two weeks, and no carbonation. This last batch I also added raisins

    CFH response ~ There are a lot of factors to carbonated kefir. The raisins during fermenting will certainly help but you also need to provide food (fruit, berries, juice or a little extra sugar) for the second fermentation. Some items added for flavoring create a lot more carbonation than others. Be sure that the culturing temperature is not too cool and the amount of airspace left in the bottle also plays a part. In the colder months, decrease the amount of space left in the bottle but be sure to increase the amount of space in the hot summer months to avoid building too much pressure. The second ferment can be a bit of a science project but please contact Customer Support if further assistance is needed.

  5. Excellent product and support

    by Urs on 01/12/2015

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    I ordered the water kefir grains around the Christmas holiday and was pleasantly surprised to receive them within a few days. I love that they come with instructions on a lovely paper that I can keep in my recipe folder. I followed the directions for rehydrating the grains and have made 3 batches so far. I love it! The water kefir is delicious and the grains are already multiplying.

    Next I'm going to try to make a flavored soda out of the water kefir.

  6. great product

    by denise on 12/28/2014

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    I really like the kefir water.i was drinking plain water and this is a nice change.

  7. having problems as grains are not multiplying.

    by Sande on 12/28/2014

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    Doing my 2nd batch and I am bummed I don't have any water kefir to drink! The grains barely made 2 TBL so I fear that's not enough to culture 2 qts. of kefir. The small amt. seems to indicate the grains aren't happy. The temps are betw. 68---74 and the towel keeps any light out. I am doing something wrong. Maybe I tossed them into the sugar water too roughly or didn't do it fast enough...?

    I really like the taste of plain water kefir but don't see how I can increase the amount I make with only 2 TBL of rehydrated grains.

    CFH Note~ Your temperature is fine, an overabundance of minerals can cause the grains to break into pieces, please contact customer support for assistance, we would be very happy to make recommendations. [email protected]

  8. I want more---kefir water and more nutritional information.

    by Sande on 12/26/2014

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    I found my first batch to be wonderful and I enjoy it just plain. I will experiment, however, with lemon juice first.

  9. Easy to Rehydrate

    by Blaze on 12/20/2014

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    The grains were easy to rehydrate, and have made me seven batches of kefir so far! I love that they keep growing and I am able to share them or make multiple recipes at a time. So far my favorite has been a strawberry soda using my water kefir and some frozen organic strawberries from the summer in the second fermentation. Delicious!

  10. Very Good

    by sara on 12/12/2014

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    I have been using my water kefir grains for about a month. My grains haven't been multiplying, but I am still producing very good water kefir. I am enjoying creating different flavors of kefir soda. I think the lemon ginger is one of my favorites.

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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 Virginia at 5/27/2011 1:46 PM
    • Thank you for sending my order out so quickly! It was placed on Sunday, and arrived by Thursday, in excellent shape.

      My question is about the water to use for water kefir grains. The instruction sheet said to use spring water, or boiled tap water rather than filtered water as through a Brita filter. Is this a hard-and-fast requirement for healthy kefir grains, or only a suggestion? (My family drinks Brita-filtered water all the time, and I would much rather use that than fuss with other water sources.)
    • The problem with using Brita-filtered water is that the charcoal filter system removes the trace minerals the grains need for nourishment, and over time it will weaken or starve them. It also may not filter out fluoride, which is detrimental to the grains.

      You can use charcoal-filtered water if you replace the minerals. You can add 1/8 tsp unrefined sea salt, or 1/2 tsp unsulphured blackstrap molasses to each quart of solution to provide additional minerals for the grains. You can also consider a supplement: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/concentrace-trace-mineral-drops.html There are other ways, but these are probably the simplest.
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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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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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