what is kefir???

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canuckgirl
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   Posted 11/2/2007 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
I am sorry if this has been asked before but what is kefir? I keep hearing this word and have no idea what it is?
 
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okie
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   Posted 11/2/2007 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi hun, short discription is it's sort of like yogurt only better in my opinion. It has live cultures which are good for your tummy.

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canuckgirl
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   Posted 11/2/2007 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
oh okay thanks kindly, must be a USA thing as I don't think I have seen that in CDA
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   Posted 11/2/2007 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
See www.kefir.net/ for all you ever wanted to know plus some! scool

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   Posted 11/2/2007 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Canuckgirl,
 
 
If you decide to make your own kefir, make sure to find Kefir Grains . . . not starter culture.  The grains will give you a forever supply of Kefir.  You simply place the grains (they look like curds from cottage cheese, only they are firmer) in a glass jar/container and pour in milk.  Then set that on the counter for about 24 hours.  Shake, then strain, and you'll have made kefir.  It tastes better if it "rests" in the fridge for another day.
 
Making it yourself gives you the MOST active culture.  WAY more than any purchased product.  The link will answer any question you can think of. 
 
Kefir tastes like tart buttermilk.  You can drink it straight (I do) or you can mix it with fruit to make a smoothy.  But you don't want to heat it because you'll kill the culture.
 
I hope this helps.
 
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