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Milk Kefir

Two Options Available for Milk Kefir Grains:

1. Dehydrated  Milk Kefir Grains: Ready-to-Ship $27.99 

NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN!

 

2. Milk Kefir Grains: Ready-to-Culture

(Pick-up in Manitoba) $24.99

Location of Pickup in Manitoba:

 

 See our return & refund policy.

Click here  for a related hands-on course in Winnipeg!
Learn by doing . . .or by long-distance.

 

 

About: Milk kefir grains are live active cultures consisting of yeast and bacteria existing in a symbiotic relationship. Adding the kefir grains to fresh milk yields a delicous probiotic drink in about 24 hours. Milk kefir can be enjoyed plain, flavored, or used in many recipes, like salad dressing, bread, and ice cream.

  • Milk kefir versus Water Kefir:  There are two types of grains: milk kefir grains and water kefir grains. Milk (dairy) kefir grains can be used with cow milk, goat milk or coconut milk. Water kefir grains can be used with sugar water, juice or coconut water. The milk and water kefir grains are NOT interchangeable.

  • The term "kefir grains"  describes the look of the culture only. Kefir grains contain no actual "grains" such as wheat, rye, etc.

Why make your own?

  • Optimal Health via Probiotic Strains:  In the case of milk kefir grains, homemade kefir will contain a larger number of probiotic strains than will commercial kefir (which is made with a powdered starter culture). A healthy gut belongs to a healthy person . . . so get that gut healthy!

  • Save $$$: Making your own kefir costs significantly less than commercial kefir and you have complete control over the milk you use (e.g., organic, non-homogenized, raw, etc.). You save lots of $$$! These grains and can be used over and over again!

What is the process to make milk kefir?

  • The kefir grains are placed in milk and allowed to culture for a period of time on the counter (preferably at room temperature). Once the milk has turned to kefir, remove the kefir grains and place them in fresh milk; It's that easy!

 

Dehydrated Milk Kefir Grains

Ready for Shipping (Cultures for Life brand)

milk kefir grains cultures for health wholly canadian

  • Contains 1 packet of traditional heirloom-style milk kefir grains.

    • (Note: milk kefir grains are different than the milk kefir powder. . .The milk kefir powder is low-cost and great for travelling; the milk kefir grains are a one-time purchase with an indefinite use. Both make great additions to your life rhythm!)

  • Rehydration period of 3-7 days required before regular use.

  • Grains require rehydration in pasteurized dairy milk. Once rehydrated, grains may be transitioned to raw milk.

  • Instructions are included (Click here for more details on the dehydrated grains.)

  • Shipping Information:

    • Milk kefir grains are shipped in a dehydrated state in a barrier-sealed packet. The product keeps:

      • At room temperature (68 to 78F): 12 to 18 months

      • In the refrigerator (40 to 45F): 18+ months

      • In the freezer (0 to 25F): not recommended

      • Shipping & Handlingflat rate anywhere in Canada

        • Add up to two culture starter kits for this flat rate! Click here for more nourishing and exciting culture starter kits.

        • Please leave two weeks for delivery

$27.99 Milk Kefir Grains: Ready to Ship

 
Click here for more details on the dehydrated milk kefir grains.

 

 See our return & refund policy.

Milk Kefir Grains Ready-to-Culture:

Ready for Pick-up (in Manitoba only)

    • Sold in a glass jar for travel (pick up in MB only). 

    • You will receive a teaspoon of hydrated milk kefir grains ready-to-culture

      • (Note: milk kefir grains are different than milk kefir powder. . .The milk kefir powder is low-cost and great for travelling; the milk kefir grains are a one-time purchase with an indefinite use. Both make great additions to your life rhythm!)

    • Instructions are included

    • Premium Culture: Cultured by Wholly Canadian with fair-trade & organic ingredients

    • Pick up in Manitoba:

      • Upon payment we will hold your culture for two weeks.

      • Contact info & directions will be sent upon payment. Contact us here if you have any questions.

      •  Click here for more nourishing and exciting culture starter kits.

$24.99 Milk Kefir Grains: Ready for Pick-up

Location of Pickup in Manitoba:

 

 Also click here  for a related hands-on course in Winnipeg! Learn by doing . . .

 

 

 

 

 


Dehydrated Milk Kefir Grain Information:

  • Reusable culture; makes up to 1 quart of kefir with every batch

  • Cultures on the counter at 68°-85°F

  • Suitable for use with cow or goat milk.

  • May be used to culture coconut, soy, or rice milk once rehydrated in dairy milk; grains require regular refreshing in dairy milk.

  • Nut and seed milks yield inconsistent results.

  • Milk and water kefir grains are NOT interchangeable.

  • Instructions

    • Instructions for using Culture for Health's dehydrated  culture are included and may be found here.

    • Having trouble making milk kefir? Browse Culture for Health's Milk Kefir Troubleshooting Articles.

  • Ingredients of Dehydrated Milk Kefir Grains

    • 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:

    • The Milk Kefir Grains are a gluten-free product.

    • Manufactured in a facility that produces products made with soy and dairy.

 Click here to buy dehydrated milk kefir grains

 

 

HANDS-ON--Bubbly & Creams Course: Winnipeg, MB

BEAT THE SUGAR CRAZE! Sweet cool drinks are a must all year-round!  Is your family reaching for drinks laden with sugar (frozen drink concentrates, powder drinks, soda, and even just plain 100% juice?)  All of these are chalk-full of sugar!  And sugar lowers the immune system.

Interested in real whole food?

Take this bubbly  & creams course and learn to make homemade soda drinks fit for the whole family . Not only will you be beating the sugar craze, but providing drinks that are full of probiotics (healthy bacteria)! 

And you will be providing your family with nutrient-dense healthy cultured cream & cheese products right in your kitchen!

So let’s start there.  Want to give your family an immune boost while still providing fun, refreshing, sparkling drinks?  

Interested in making rich creams and cheeses that are full of probiotics right in your kitchen?

Here's what you will learn:

  • water kefir flavoured with fruit (sparkling drink)

  • dairy kefir drink

  • kombucha

  • cultured cream: served as sour cream and sweetened clotted cream

Click here for more details . . .