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"Wow! My new pet!"

I am very new to water kefir, but I watched the video here and have been reading 'Nourishing Traditions' so I dived right in and got some. (If you are hesitant, just do it - you won't regret it!) ...

- Henny

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. Delighted!

    by Karen on 05/11/2017

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    I started with milk kefir grains and loved the milk kefir - loved it too much because I started gaining weight so switched to water kefir. I make root beer water kefir for my husband in a jar because he doesn't like fizz. My favorite is raspberry lime in bottles because I do like fizz. It is easy, healthy, and delicious. The grains have grown enough for me to share with two friends so far. And I am losing weight again. :-)

  2. Sweetened lemonade

    by Suz on 05/08/2017

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    Product performed as stated and has been happily working on my countertop for the last month. We like to add lemons to our 2nd culture. Then sweeten with a drop or 2 of liquid stevia.
    Tasty

  3. Easy & Delicious

    by Grandpa on 05/04/2017

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    Super fast delivery, great directions, everything worked out great!!!! Thanks

  4. Yummy Probiotic

    by Nadine on 04/13/2017

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    I wanted a fizzy drink but not unhealthy soda. When I heard about water kefir, I was thrilled. It is my go-to drink now. I flavor it with a variety of juices and have something different all the time. The unexpected blessing is that it proved to be easy, foolproof, inexpensive, and good for me too!

  5. A great addition to the food routines for kids

    by Chrisphil365 on 04/13/2017

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    It took some patience to get them up and running (about a week), but well work it. The kefir water soda is fun and delicious! The instructions and links to online resources provide all the necessary help.

  6. Fabulous Product!

    by Rebecca on 04/06/2017

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    I wish I'd known about water kefir years ago (particularly when we were spending a fortune on kombucha at the grocery store). The water made with these grains is delicious, versatile and healthy. My son loves making his own "soda" and there are a million different fun ways to flavor and carbonate the resulting water! I'm on my second batch after ruining my first with coconut water and have learned my lesson from that. With careful use, these grains will last forever and are an extremely cost-effective, fun and healthful way to replace soda, stay healthy and encourage my family to drink more fluids. Delicious!

  7. Very easy to make

    by Marcy on 03/24/2017

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    I'm very happy with my water kefir grains. I'm making batch number 4.

  8. I love water kefir. It was very easy to make. I love how it tastes. I highly recommend this product.

    by Onnie on 03/21/2017

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    I love making and drinking water kefir. I wish I would have know about this product much earlier on. I am lactose intolerant so I can't eat yogurt to get my probiotics. I highly recommend water kefir.

  9. Great grains

    by Erica on 03/20/2017

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    My kefir water grains rehydrated great, and I've since made two batches that are delicious and super carbonated. Grains are growing nicely.

  10. good

    by c on 03/12/2017

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    Easy to make, I like it best bottled with a little white grape juice.

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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 Shelley at 3/11/2015 2:33 PM
    • Can you use structured water with water kefir grains?
    • No, do not use any water where the chemical structure has been altered. Use filtered tap water that has no chlorine, chloramine, or fluoride in it. Or, use bottled water such as spring, distilled, or drinking. You can also use well water.
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  • From Kristi at 3/4/2015 6:28 AM
    • How much sugar is remaining after the fermentation is finished? Can I use Coconut sugar for this and is less sugar remaining the longer it is fermented? Thank you!
    • The amount of sugar that remains at the end of the fermentation process depends largely on the culturing time and temperature. Higher temperatures (within range) will require less time to ferment but over culturing kefir repeatedly can be very stressful for the grains. The finished kefir should be lightly sweet with a slightly tangy flavor depending on the type of sugar you use. Coconut sugar is not recommended as the primary source of food for the grains. You will find information about sugar here: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/water-kefir-ingredients
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  • From Carla Grimm at 2/21/2015 3:40 PM
    • Can I make this with coconut water and omit the sugar?
    • Water kefir must be nourished by the nutrients in water and cane sugar. You can culture coconut water, alternating every other batch with sugar water, to keep the grains healthy and alive!
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  • From dana daydodge at 1/11/2015 9:42 AM
    • I would love to make kefir water for the probiotics but I have issues with fructose. Is there a lot of fructose in the kefir water or just minimal? Does anyone else have this issue?
    • Finished water kefir does contain fructose. Due to the nature of living cultures, each batch will be slightly different and there is no way to predict how much sugar will remain after fermentation.
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  • From Amy at 1/5/2015 4:31 AM
    • When making a new batch of kefir water is it best to use a clean jar or is it okay to just reuse the same jar that the grains were in?
    • It is best to use a clean jar for each batch.
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  • From Cendrine at 12/3/2014 7:44 PM
  • From Allison at 11/20/2014 7:11 AM
    • I read in the kefir e-book that different ferments need to be at least 4 feet apart. Does this apply to water kefir and milk kefir or can they be closer together?

      I'd like to get some water kefir grains but I have very limited counter space and I have a big batch of Kraut and milk kefir going right now. . .thanks for the push into more fermenting!
    • Yes, milk kefir and water kefir must also be kept at least 4 feet apart. A cupboard or a nice quiet corner of your living room or dining room might be a good place for new water kefir grains!
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  • From Jeanie at 11/15/2014 10:38 PM
    • How do I store the strained kefir grains in order to share them or re-use them? How long are they active without being re-cultured
    • Although we do not recommend frequent storage breaks in the fridge, you can store grains in the fridge in the same solution as you would a normal brew: 1 quart water per 1/4 cup cane sugar. Put a lid on top, and it can safely sit in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. If you need longer than that, change the sugar water and again store them for 3 more weeks. No more than 6 weeks though, as they must get back to work.

      It's preferable and healthier for the water kefir grains to be cultured continuously, in 24 to 48 hour brews.
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  • From cathy at 11/14/2014 1:03 PM
    • Can I use honey and fresh squeezed ginger juice with the water kefir grains? Will fermentation lead to alcohol? How much honey can I use per liter of water (assuming I can use honey)? How long should I ferment in cold weather?
    • The only time we recommend an additive in with the grains is in the case of treating a yeasty smelling kefir, in which you add a well cleaned/scrubbed (no soap) slice of lemon. An occasional handful of raisins can be beneficial for minerals, but that is it. We do not advise honey in with the grains.

      Yes, all fermentation if left long enough will lead to some amount of alcohol, but normally it is a pretty small percentage.

      With colder weather, you're going to have to ensure your water kefir grains can stay consistently at 70-77ºF, or they will not work properly or at all. See here for help: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/cold-weather-winter-care-starter-cultures-foods
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  • From Sophia Hung at 10/30/2014 7:42 PM
    • Hi, I just activated my kefir yesterday, and I used gauze with rubber band to cover it, however today I found the top layer of the water had some tiny fibers ,and I believed that came from the gauze....do I need to change the whole water? If I use parchment paper with rubber band to cover it, ist ok? Does kefir need oxygen? How do I know if the kefir is activated? Thank you.
    • The gauze should work well and rinsing it before use might help remove any stray fibers. Coffee filters also work very well without any lint or fibers. Use a small nylon mesh strainer to remove the fibers or rinse your grains before starting your new batch. We recommend using a loose fitting lid, coffee filter or tea towel for first fermentation to allow the carbon dioxide to escape. Depending on the temperature in your culturing area, your kefir grains will be active in 3 to 5 days and the grains will begin processing the sugar. You will know the grains are working by the flavor of your finished kefir. It should be slightly sweet with a lightly fermented (tangy, sour) flavor.
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