Originating in Mexico, water kefir grains (also known as Sugar Kefir Grains) allow for the fermentation of sugar water or juice to create a carbonated lacto-fermented beverage. Incredibly easy to brew, the starter culture can create a new batch of kefir every 24-48 hours. This makes a fantastic non-dairy alternative to milk kefir and can be flavored after brewing to make a variety of delicious sodas. If you are looking to replace soda pop, your family will love it!
- Traditional heirloom-style kefir culture (aka “grains” due to appearance); not a powdered starter culture
- Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan
- Reusable culture; makes a new batch of kefir every 24-48 hours
- With proper care, the culture can be used indefinitely to create delicious probiotic rich kefir
- Cultures on the counter at 67-80°F, no heating appliance required
- Can be used with sugar water, fruit juice and coconut water
Description: Kefir consists of lactic acid bacteria and yeast existing in a symbiotic relationship. The benefits are similar to those of milk kefir (aka dairy kefir) but the average person will be able to consume larger amounts of it due to its water base. Click here for information on the numerous strains of yeast and bacteria generally known to comprise water kefir grains.
Please note, kefir grains may or may not multiply due to a number of factors but they can be used repeatedly to create wonderful carbonated beverages.
Ingredients: Organic Rapadura (sugar), Water.
Water Kefir Grains are produced in a facility that also processes dairy, soy, wheat, nut, and fish products. Water Kefir Grains are a vegan starter culture (no animal-by products).
Shipping Information: Water kefir grains are shipped as a starter culture in a dehydrated state in a barrier sealed packet and will need to be rehydrated prior to use. Please keep in a cool dry place until you are ready to make your first batch of kefir.
Each Packet of Water Kefir Starter Grains: 2 teaspoons live active kefir grains in a dehydrated state (will rehydrate to 3-4 tablespoons of grains; sufficient to yield 2-3 quarts of kefir every 24-48 hours).
Detailed culturing instructions will be included with your order and can be found here.