Kefir is one of the oldest cultured milks, having its origin in the Caucasian Mountains. With a bubbly effervescence and no bitter aftertaste, Kefir has been called the 'champagne of milk'. Kefir is a fermented milk which contains a mixture of several species of lactic cultures. Yogourmet Kefir starter is prepared from selected strains of active Kefir cultures and Kefir grains, so our Kefir produces a rich, creamy, alcohol free drink every time. It is a refreshing, nutritious, and therapeutic dairy treat for all ages. Yogourmet Kefir starter does not require the use of a yogurt maker, since the milk is incubated at room temperature for about 18-24 hours. Restores the intestinal flora of people who are recovering from a serious illness or being treated with antibiotics. May be a remedy for digestive troubles because of its very low curd tension, meaning that the curd breaks up very easily into extremely small pieces. The small size of the Kefir curd facilitates digestion by presenting a large surface for digestion agents to work on. Its also predigested due to the fermentation process, rendering itself tolerable to those persons who are lactose intolerant. Kefir has a pH of about 4.0; a clean pleasant acid taste without any bitterness (aftertaste); a slight taste (and aroma) of yeast; a smooth texture; its taste is rather identical to that of buttermilk or sourcream; altogether a very refreshing beverage!
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