Yogourmet, Kefir Starter, Freeze-Dried, 6 Packets, 5 g Each
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- Live and Active Cultures
- No Appliance Needed
- Make Fresh Kefir At Home
- Makes 6 Quarts (6 liters)
- Easy and Economical
- No Preservatives
- No Coloring Agent
The kefir used to determine the nutrition value was made with vitamin A & D fortified 2% milk.
Use 5 g of starter per litre (quart) of milk.
- Heat 1 litre of milk to 180°F (82°C) or bring to the boiling point. Cool to 73-77°F (23-25°C).
- Dissolve 5 g of starter in a small amount of the cooled milk in a cup. Pour back into the litre of milk and mix well.
- Pour the inoculated milk into a clean container, then cover and let stand at room temperature until curd forms (approximately 24 hours).
- Refrigerate about 8 hours to stop the process.
- Stir to liquefy and enjoy. Always store kefir in the refrigerator.
Use with cow, goat or soy milk. Results with soy milk may vary.
Active bacterial culture (L. lactis, L. cremoris, L. diacetylactis, L. acidophilus), includes lactic yeasts, skim milk powder.
This product is manufactured in a facility that manipulates products containing wheat, soy, eggs, milk and fish (including shrimps).
Keep in a cool dry place
|Serving Size: 1/4 pouch (1.2 g)|
|Servings Per Container: 24|
|Amount Per Serving||Kefir starter||1 cup (245 g) Prepared kefir|
|Calories from fat||0||45|
|% Daily Value**|
|Total Fat||0 g*||0%||8%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%||15%|
|Trans Fat||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||1 g||0%||4%|
|Dietary Fiber||0 g||0%||0%|
|* Amount in Kefir starter.
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65 g||80 g|
|Saturated Fat||Less than||20g||25 g|
|Cholesterol||Less than||300 mg||300 mg|
|Sodium||Less than||2,400 mg||2,400 mg|
|Total Carbohydrate||300 g||375 g|
|Dietary Fiber||25 g||30 g|
iHerb Customer Reviews
this stuff is the greatest. by the way, you can use one pack to make up a gallon (2 quarts) of milk, if it's in the same container. i open a fresh carton of milk, put the culture in, mix it with a clean utensil, then reclose it with a rubber band, and set it out at room temperature for 24 hours. no need to heat up the milk and cool it down, etc. the main thing, i think, is not to set the milk in the sun or anywhere where it will get too hot. kefir makes at a temperature lower than yogurt. and when you make it at home and it is really fresh it is better than store-bought.
Am very glad I bought this as the Kefir culture I managed to produce has from Yogourmet really helped me overcome some very stubborn gastrointestinal issues. The instructions are rather unhelpful. Do not boil the milk - plain milk straight from the fridge is fine. Another thing not mentioned or pointed out on the label instructions is that the first batch is not likely to turn out well and one won't get the desired Kefir grains. I had to do a second batch derived from part of the first batch to get the grains to grow properly. But the third batch turned out perfect.
Posted by 4921220816207598932 on May 22, 2016
Recommended by my friend to soothe some long-term gastrointestinal problems. Very easy to make and ready in 12 hours in summer (just like other comments, no need to boil the milk at all!) Kefir milk really helps lessen my stomach bloating and gastric reflux. In my case, a cup of it every morning before breakfast gives the best result.
Posted by 4739140588993163833 on May 05, 2016
Great and Convenient!
Posted by 5685627838222225887 on Feb 25, 2016
Using kefir grains are very "high maintenance" and troublesome, but this is just great... do the same thing without the fuss . Getting another box soon
not true kefir
Posted by Reviewer2630412 on Feb 23, 2016
I've used this starter for many years. It's not true kefir. True kefir has over 20 strains of probiotic organisms. This has 4 strains. I do agree with other reviewers that not heating the milk gives a better result. I use this to make coconut milk kefir and also to make sour cream using half and half (really good!) I finally bought kefir grains to make milk kefir because I wanted the broader spectrum of probiotics not available in this starter. True kefir is not thick, it is thin. This is more like a thin yogurt. I still give this 5 stars, because it is a reliable product.