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1 Cup (16 TBSP) Water Kefir Grains Live Active Organic Tibicos Culture Starter Make Your Own Homemade Self-Carbonating Probiotic Soda Drink

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1 cup (16 tablespoons) of live, organic water kefir grain. Save money and make your own carbonated soda for you and your whole family to enjoy every day! Ferment any foods like sauerkraut, pickles, ketchup, kimchee, vinegar and relish. Our fresh kefir grains provide probiotics without the need for dairy or tea cultured products like kombucha. Water kefir grains are a reusable culture starter medium, so you only need to buy them once. As long as they are cared for and fed sugar on a regular basis, they will last forever. You can get USPS First Class or Priority Mail shipping and be able to track your delivery to your door. Dairy free, gluten free, caffeine free, heirloom, non-GMO and vegan.

WHAT IS KEFIR?
Kefir is made from “grains” which are really live active cultures comprised of assorted bacteria and yeasts living in a symbiotic relationship. They look like small, white, transculent, gelatinous structures with a crystal-like appearance and springy feel similar to a gummy bear. Water kefir grains are also known as sugar kefir grains, tibicos, tibi, Japanese water crystals, African bees, Australian bees, California bees, beer seeds, ginger bees, ginger beer plant, aqua gems, piltz, kefir di frutta, graines vivantes, sea rice and bébées.

Kefir grains require feeding by fermenting sugar in a water solution to create lactic acid, a small amount of alcohol/ethanol (1%) and carbon dioxide gas, which produces a naturally carbonated, probiotic-rich beverage. Probiotics bring a natural balance to your internal microflora, support healthy digestion and regulate the immune system. Kefir is also a natural, recurring source of iron, potassium, magnesium, food enzymes, proteins, beneficial acids, folic acid, B vitamins, vitamin K and probiotics. When properly cared for and regularly cultured, kefir grains will continue to grow and reproduce indefinitely.

People have been making kefir for centuries, using the fermenting starter cultures to preserve living healthy food. Nobody knows where or when it originated, but it has been found throughout the world, such as the Caucasus Mountains, the Himalayas and the southern peninsula of Ukraine. Some speculate it originated in Mexico, where it was discovered on pads of the Opuntia cactus thriving in the sugar water of the cactus. Kefir contains hundreds of strains of bacteria and yeasts.

HOW TO MAKE KEFIR
Water kefir, a fermented beverage with beneficial bacteria, is easy to prepare and also a great alternative for those that prefer not to use milk in their diets. The ideal temperature for water kefir grains is room temperature (64-78°F), a comfortable temperature that is neither too hot or too cold. Water kefir grains are used as the culture starter medium which requires feeding the culture sugar to live.

A 1/2 gallon (64 oz) wide mouth mason glass jar with a plastic lid and airlock is recommended. Place the water kefir grains into the jar, add 4 tablespoons of sugar, then fill the jar up to 4 cups of water. Alternately, you can use a mason jar with a breathable cover such as a loose fitting lid, cloth, paper towel or cheesecloth secured with cooking twine or a rubberband, but bugs like fruit flies may get into your kefir. Never seal the lid unless you are using an airlock as the pressure will build up as the solution ferments and can explode the glass jar. Hold the jar from the bottom in case your hands slip and drop the jar.

Processed sugars like brown or white sugar to make soda is okay to use but unprocessed sugars like coconut palm sugar, sucanat, rapadura, panela or molasses contain many minerals and natural nutrients that are removed from processed sugar and allows the grains to reproduce rapidly. You can use a spoon with a long handle to stir the sugar or swirl the jar in a circular motion until the sugar dissolves. Use utensils that are nonreactive such as glass, plastic, wood, or ceramic. Reactive metals such as brass, iron, aluminium, copper or zinc can leach into the culture.

Allow it to ferment on the counter, away from direct sunlight or in a cool, dark place. After the grains have been in the sugar water for 48 hours, strain them using a fine mesh strainer that hooks on the rim of jars or on the side of a bowl to hold the strainer in place, then dump the grains back into the jar so that you can reuse the grains to make another brew. It is not necessary to wash the jar or rinse your grains every time you make a new batch. If you want to make straining the grains more convenient, get a sprouting jar strainer lid that fits wide mouth mason jars to pour the liquid out so you don't have to manually put the grains back into the jar. A plastic BPA-free sprouting jar strainer lid with its mesh holes are large enough to easily drain water out, yet small enough to retain the kefir grains. Store the water kefir liquid in a plastic bottle and chill it in the refrigerator.

While the water kefir can be enjoyed as it is, after its initial fermentation you can also ferment the water kefir a second time for a fizzier drink by bottling it. To make water kefir soda, pour the water kefir into a tightly capped plastic bottle about three-quarters full to prevent overflow and leave it out to ferment for two days, then put it in the refrigerator to chill. For bottling homemade soda, plastic bottles are a safe alternative to glass, as the liquid in the bottle is under pressure this reduces any risk of of dangerous explosions. Use plastic bottles that do not leach any chemicals, such as BPA-free plastic versions of PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) or HDPE (High density polyethylene). For the second fermentation you can add your own fruit juice, fruit juice concentrates, (unsulphured) dehydrated fruits, flavored syrup or flavor extract.

Remove some grains in the jar as needed. If you want to store the extra grains to use them later, either as a back up or to take a break from making kefir, you can refrigerate them for up to a month, freeze them for up to 6 months, or dehydrate them for up to a year. It may take a few batches to fully reactivate them. You can also eat the water kefir grains or blend them into smoothies to get a mega-dose of probiotics.
1 cup (16 tablespoons) of live, organic water kefir grain. Save money and make your own carbonated soda for you and your whole family to enjoy every day! Ferment any foods like sauerkraut, pickles, ketchup, kimchee, vinegar and relish. Our fresh kefir grains provide probiotics without the need for dairy or tea cultured products like kombucha. Water kefir grains are a reusable culture starter medium, so you only need to buy them once. As long as they are cared for and fed sugar on a regular basis, they will last forever. You can get USPS First Class or Priority Mail shipping and be able to track your delivery to your door. Dairy free, gluten free, caffeine free, heirloom, non-GMO and vegan.

WHAT IS KEFIR?
Kefir is made from “grains” which are really live active cultures comprised of assorted bacteria and yeasts living in a symbiotic relationship. They look like small, white, transculent, gelatinous structures with a crystal-like appearance and springy feel similar to a gummy bear. Water kefir grains are also known as sugar kefir grains, tibicos, tibi, Japanese water crystals, African bees, Australian bees, California bees, beer seeds, ginger bees, ginger beer plant, aqua gems, piltz, kefir di frutta, graines vivantes, sea rice and bébées.

Kefir grains require feeding by fermenting sugar in a water solution to create lactic acid, a small amount of alcohol/ethanol (1%) and carbon dioxide gas, which produces a naturally carbonated, probiotic-rich beverage. Probiotics bring a natural balance to your internal microflora, support healthy digestion and regulate the immune system. Kefir is also a natural, recurring source of iron, potassium, magnesium, food enzymes, proteins, beneficial acids, folic acid, B vitamins, vitamin K and probiotics. When properly cared for and regularly cultured, kefir grains will continue to grow and reproduce indefinitely.

People have been making kefir for centuries, using the fermenting starter cultures to preserve living healthy food. Nobody knows where or when it originated, but it has been found throughout the world, such as the Caucasus Mountains, the Himalayas and the southern peninsula of Ukraine. Some speculate it originated in Mexico, where it was discovered on pads of the Opuntia cactus thriving in the sugar water of the cactus. Kefir contains hundreds of strains of bacteria and yeasts.

HOW TO MAKE KEFIR
Water kefir, a fermented beverage with beneficial bacteria, is easy to prepare and also a great alternative for those that prefer not to use milk in their diets. The ideal temperature for water kefir grains is room temperature (64-78°F), a comfortable temperature that is neither too hot or too cold. Water kefir grains are used as the culture starter medium which requires feeding the culture sugar to live.

A 1/2 gallon (64 oz) wide mouth mason glass jar with a plastic lid and airlock is recommended. Place the water kefir grains into the jar, add 4 tablespoons of sugar, then fill the jar up to 4 cups of water. Alternately, you can use a mason jar with a breathable cover such as a loose fitting lid, cloth, paper towel or cheesecloth secured with cooking twine or a rubberband, but bugs like fruit flies may get into your kefir. Never seal the lid unless you are using an airlock as the pressure will build up as the solution ferments and can explode the glass jar. Hold the jar from the bottom in case your hands slip and drop the jar.

Processed sugars like brown or white sugar to make soda is okay to use but unprocessed sugars like coconut palm sugar, sucanat, rapadura, panela or molasses contain many minerals and natural nutrients that are removed from processed sugar and allows the grains to reproduce rapidly. You can use a spoon with a long handle to stir the sugar or swirl the jar in a circular motion until the sugar dissolves. Use utensils that are nonreactive such as glass, plastic, wood, or ceramic. Reactive metals such as brass, iron, aluminium, copper or zinc can leach into the culture.

Allow it to ferment on the counter, away from direct sunlight or in a cool, dark place. After the grains have been in the sugar water for 48 hours, strain them using a fine mesh strainer that hooks on the rim of jars or on the side of a bowl to hold the strainer in place, then dump the grains back into the jar so that you can reuse the grains to make another brew. It is not necessary to wash the jar or rinse your grains every time you make a new batch. If you want to make straining the grains more convenient, get a sprouting jar strainer lid that fits wide mouth mason jars to pour the liquid out so you don't have to manually put the grains back into the jar. A plastic BPA-free sprouting jar strainer lid with its mesh holes are large enough to easily drain water out, yet small enough to retain the kefir grains. Store the water kefir liquid in a plastic bottle and chill it in the refrigerator.

While the water kefir can be enjoyed as it is, after its initial fermentation you can also ferment the water kefir a second time for a fizzier drink by bottling it. To make water kefir soda, pour the water kefir into a tightly capped plastic bottle about three-quarters full to prevent overflow and leave it out to ferment for two days, then put it in the refrigerator to chill. For bottling homemade soda, plastic bottles are a safe alternative to glass, as the liquid in the bottle is under pressure this reduces any risk of of dangerous explosions. Use plastic bottles that do not leach any chemicals, such as BPA-free plastic versions of PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) or HDPE (High density polyethylene). For the second fermentation you can add your own fruit juice, fruit juice concentrates, (unsulphured) dehydrated fruits, flavored syrup or flavor extract.

Remove some grains in the jar as needed. If you want to store the extra grains to use them later, either as a back up or to take a break from making kefir, you can refrigerate them for up to a month, freeze them for up to 6 months, or dehydrate them for up to a year. It may take a few batches to fully reactivate them. You can also eat the water kefir grains or blend them into smoothies to get a mega-dose of probiotics.

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1 Cup (16 TBSP) Water Kefir Grains Live Active Organic Tibicos Culture Starter Make Your Own Homemade Self-Carbonating Probiotic Soda Drink

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  • Handmade item
  • Craft type: Dairy & kombucha
  • Materials: Water Kefir Grain, Organic Coconut Palm Sugar, Japanese Water Crystals, Tibicos, Probiotic Starter Culture, Live Active Cultures, Scoby, Bacteria, Yeast
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