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"5 stars *****"

They revived and I got my first full quart in 5 days. Great value. Glad I already had plastic mesh strainer. Used bamboo chopsticks for stirring and plucking out grains. My house is about 75 degrees F so kefir can make in 12 to 13 hrs. When they first activated it took only 8 hours for 2 cups....

- Pat

Milk Kefir Grains

SKU: 5500
$19.99

Availability: In stock

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Adding milk kefir grains (MKG) to fresh milk yields a delicious probiotic drink in about 24 hours. Milk kefir can be enjoyed plain, flavored, or used in many recipes, from salad dressings to ice cream.

  • Each box contains 1 packet of traditional, heirloom-style milk kefir grains.
  • Rehydration period of 3-7 days with pasteurized (not raw) dairy milk is required before regular use.
  • Cultures on the counter at 68°-85°F, no appliance required.
  • Suitable for use with cow or goat milk. Nut and seed milks yield inconsistent results.
  • Avoid using ultra-pasteurized or UHT milk.
  • Reusable culture - makes up to 1 quart of kefir with every batch. MKG require regular refreshing in dairy milk.
  • Instructions for using this culture are included and can be found here.
  • Having trouble making milk kefir? Browse our Milk Kefir Troubleshooting Articles or contact us for assistance.

 

Milk Kefir Grains Instructions and Troubleshooting

 

Milk Kefir Grains Ingredients

  • Organic powdered milk, organic milk, live active cultures.
  • Packaged in  a small amount of organic powdered milk to extend shelf life. 
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

 

Milk Kefir Grains Allergen Information

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

 

Shipping and Storage Information

  • Our milk 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 Milk Kefir Grains (MKG)

Milk kefir grains are live active cultures consisting of yeast and bacteria existing in a symbiotic relationship. Milk kefir grains need to be rehydrated using pasteurized dairy milk (not raw milk) before regular use. Once milk kefir grains are rehydrated, they can be transitioned to raw milk. Milk kefir grains can be used to culture coconut, soy, or rice milk once rehydrated, but must be rehydrated in dairy milk first. Milk kefir grains require regular refreshing in fresh dairy milk (as soon as the texture changes.)

 

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10 Reviews For "Milk Kefir Grains"

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  1. Works well!

    by Carol on 08/31/2016

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    The grains began producing a quart every 24 hours in 3 days. Then I began cutting the grains in half and they still produced in 24 hours. There is only my husband and myself so I began giving it away. It was too much for us so I've begun cutting back on the amount of milk I'm using each day with only one grain. About a pint a day will do just fine for us. I'm drying the rest of the grains and will store them as suggested.

  2. High quality grains, too expensive

    by alyciamarie118 on 08/31/2016

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    I purposely bought 4 packages of this hoping to get at least half a cup of grains, as I make about 12-15 gallons of kefir at a time. I spent $80, and after rehydrating the grains, they were very active, but I was disappointed in the quantity of grains that I got. With the 4 packages and after 2 weeks of continuously feeding them organic milk, I have about 1/8 of a cup...MAYBE.

    Response from CFH: For small scale home kefir culturing, we guarantee that with just 1 teaspoon of our grains you can culture 1 quart or more of milk kefir every 24 hours. Be sure to use milk that is not Ultra Pasteurized, and take a look here for tips to encourage them to grow, as we cannot guarantee they will: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/milk-kefir/encouraging-milk-kefir-grains-to-multiply/

  3. IMPRESSED!!

    by Kathey on 08/28/2016

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    The kefir grains became active quicker than they claimed! And everyday since, I have enjoyed a smooth creamy addition to my smoothies, as well as homemade dressing for my salads. Highly recommend these high quality grains, you won't be disappointed!

  4. It doesn't work, grains are gone.

    by Mat on 08/15/2016

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    The initial size of the grains are very small, like half rice size, and i only have three. It does produce kefir, but after 2 months, the grains are getting smaller and smaller. Now they are all gone, I can't fine any grains in the kefir, and I have to use previous batch kefir to culture.

    Response from CFH: We are happy to help anytime there is an issue! Please contact Customer Support and we will figure out what is going on, and get you back on the way to making great kefir!

  5. Perfect

    by Bridget on 08/08/2016

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    Makes perfect kefir every time! Started working much faster than expected and the little grains are starting to grow.

  6. very good

    by dfsfd on 08/05/2016

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    very good/easy

  7. Great buy

    by Dawn on 07/27/2016

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    I have so much kefir I am giving it away

  8. I have so much kefir I am giving it away. It tastes great.

    by Dawn on 07/27/2016

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    Happy I bought it. It tastes great

  9. Excellent product, highly recommend

    by Virginia on 07/16/2016

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    I love this company. All of the products in have purchased have worked well. Kefir grains I use to make my cultured butter, as well as kefir. I have had good luck with ultra pasteurized organic milk, as well as coconut milk. I have punched a dehydrated Scooby-Doo, for making Kombucha, cream cheese starter, and non dairy yogurt starter. I love how many resources including ebooks are available.

    Response from CFH: We are so glad all of our cultures are working fabulously for you! Remember that for the heirloom cultures such as the Milk Kefir Grains, Ultra Pasteurized or UHT milk is not recommended in general, but we are very pleased you are experiencing success. Culture on, Virginia!

  10. Helped/Fixed my digestion Woes

    by Renee on 06/30/2016

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    This product was awesome. I was going to have to go back to my doctor paying over $100 to fix my digestion issues, but this did it perfect. This is so easy to make. I did have to order the plastic strainers, but I had something that worked so so until it came. No more constipation. Yeah!

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Milk Kefir Grains Ingredients

  • Organic powdered milk, organic milk, live active cultures.
  • Packaged in  a small amount of organic powdered milk to extend shelf life. 
  • This product contains no GMO ingredients.

 

Milk Kefir Grains Allergen Information

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

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  • From Valerii at 7/25/2012 5:51 PM
    • "Removing Milk Kefir Grains from Finished Kefir" article on this web site mentions a muslin bag for the quick grains removal.
      Instead could I use a similar bag (pouch) of appropriate size made from plastic mesh that's cut out of strainer?
      Would plastic material (it's apparently nylon) leach chemicals into kefir in the course of fermentation process?
      Thanks.
    • A plastic mesh bag would work really well. It would even let the grains breathe better than a muslin bag!*

      * We have recently removed this information from that article. We no longer recommend using bag for the grains as there are can be issues with mold, and it is difficult to clean.
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  • From Beth at 7/20/2012 1:42 PM
    • Once you make kefir out of fat free milk, what is the nutritional information? The cultures digest the sugars/lactose in the milk correct? So what would the fat/carbohydrates/protien/calcium content look like after it's kefired?
    • The nutritional profile of finished kefir depends on the milk used. As there are many different brands and types of milk, we do not have specific information regarding the nutritional content of finished kefir.
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  • From Carlos at 7/19/2012 11:43 AM
    • i buy organic milk which is ultra pasteurized. Is that better than raw milk for optimal probiotics?
    • Unfortunately, ultra-pasteurized milk can be problematic when trying to culture, therefore we advise against it.
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  • From Mary at 7/18/2012 5:31 PM
    • Are the kefir grains organic?
    • The milk kefir grains are made in organic whole milk.
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  • From Me at 7/6/2012 6:20 PM
    • What is the shelf life of the packets? I didn't see an expiration date on the box or packet.
    • There is a "best by" date on the packet that contains the culture. If stored properly, many cultures may be good past the "best by" date, as it doesn't necessarily expire on that date. Milk kefir grains stored unopened in the refrigerator are good for up to 18 months. We do not recommend storing milk kefir grains in the freezer.
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  • From Me at 7/6/2012 6:17 PM
  • From Christa at 7/4/2012 3:17 PM
    • I have an old gas stove with pilots burning all the time, so for many years I make my kefir in the stove which is always around 90 degrees. My kefir is doing very well, very quick like between 12 to 18 hours. I never gave it a thought till I recently started reading more about kefir and found out not to heat it more than 80 degrees. My son drinks it like that and it helps for his acid reflux a lot . So, is it bad to grow it in too much heat like I do?
    • If it seems to be working at 90 degrees then likely it is fine. We do recommend a ceiling of about 85ºF, as that seems to be in our experience, the most consistent temperature the grains can handle.
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  • From David P at 7/2/2012 5:06 PM
  • From Terry at 6/29/2012 8:04 PM
    • Do additives in coconut milk, such as guar gum, ruin the kefir grains?
    • We do recommend avoiding brands with additives and sweeteners as they can be hard on the kefir grains (guar gum which is a typical additive does not seem to be problematic). Customers experience success with the grains in coconut milk, so long as they are refreshed in dairy milk every 1-2 weeks.
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  • From Iryna at 5/26/2012 12:39 AM
    • I am allergic to dairy products and can't drink cow milk. Can I use the Milk Kefir grains with goat milk? Also, if I am able to make kefir from goat milk, can I then use it in soy milk?
    • We have a great article that discusses the various milk options for making kefir: http://www.culturesforhealth.com/choosing-milk-making-dairy-kefir. Any animal milk will work fine with the milk kefir grains. A soy milk would work well, just be sure to revitalize the milk kefir grains in dairy milk every other batch or two between the soy milk batches so they can stay nourished and viable.
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