Are you tired of having Greek Yogurt? Then it’s time to give kefir a shot. Kefir is a cross between yogurt and milk in terms of thickness. It is also a good source of calcium, much like its dairy-aisle cousins.
But kefir has even more going for it. Since it is a fermented beverage, it is full of probiotics that are excellent for your body.
As you read on, you will learn more about kefir, its history, how it is made from milk, and the health benefits kefir.
What is kefir?
Kefir is a fermented drink created from any type of milk, including goat, cow, coconut, rice, soy, and sheep. It's usually made by fermenting milk with kefir grains, bacteria and yeasts mixed together. It is highly nutritional and has a large number of probiotics. According to nutritionists and healthcare specialists, consuming kefir daily can enhance your health in as little as 2-4 weeks.
Fascinating origin of Kefir
You may have heard of kefir recently, but it’s not new. Where does milk kefir come from? This legendary fermented milk has travelled through the years and has had numerous adventures to reach us.
Kefir is a fermented drink made of milk that originated thousands of years ago in Russia's Caucasus Mountains and has a long history in Eastern European nations. The word "kefir" is derived from a Turkish phrase meaning "good feeling."
Kefir is made from kefir grains (which resemble sabudana or small cauliflower florets) that are used as a culture and put to milk at a specific temperature, and fermented overnight.
General Process of making Kefir from milk
Kefir is a fermented dairy product that resembles yoghurt and buttermilk in many respects. The way kefir is cultured sets it apart from other yoghurts: instead of boiling the milk, adding culture, and keeping it warm, all you need to produce milk kefir is kefir grains.
How Courtyard Farms prepare authentic Kefir that taste great too?
- We add a set quantity of pure kefir grains to a cup of natural goat milk, cover it, and set it aside for about 24 hours at room temperature.
- During this time, the kefir grains' good bacteria and yeast ferment the milk, keeping it from rotting and changing it into kefir.
- When the kefir is ready, it will have thickened to the consistency of buttermilk and will have a tangy, yogurt-like flavour. The kefir is ready to drink after straining off the grains to use in another batch.
We prepare the drink in small batches so they're delivered to you fresh, always.
Why is Courtyard Farms Goat Milk Kefir the best?
Kefir is made from our natural, free-range goat milk. It is non-GMO and 100% natural. Goat milk makes it 99% lactose-free and easier to digest than cow's milk.
Kefir is fermented with live cultures, including yeast. The fermentation process in Kefir enhances B-Vitamins even more. As a result of fermentation, kefir includes up to 36 different microbe strains that can help rebuild the gut.
- Goat Milk Kefir is a rich source of protein, Vitamins such as D and Bs and calcium.
- No added sugar or preservative in any form.
- It is an excellent probiotic drink which helps improve gut health and immunity.
Surprising health Benefits of Goat Milk Kefir-
Improves Digestion- Kefir is high in probiotics, which aid in the maintaining the gut microbiota. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that may be found in certain meals and help with digestion.
May support fat loss- Kefir consumption can help to regulate metabolism. As a result, the body's excessive fat accumulation is reduced. It also aids in the removal of toxins and toxic compounds from the body. Furthermore, the anti-inflammation, hypercholesterolemia, and probiotics included in kefir may help you with fat loss in a healthy way.
Reduces inflammation- Kefir has anti-inflammatory properties in the body and bioactive substances that can decrease inflammatory cells.
A rich source of vitamins and minerals- Kefir is an excellent source of vitamin D, riboflavin, calcium and phosphorus, and a good source of protein, vitamin A, vitamin B12, potassium and selenium - all nutrients necessary for everyday health and immunity.
Builds and maintains strong bones- Full-fat kefir is a calcium-rich beverage. Calcium aids in the strengthening and maintenance of your bones, preventing osteoporosis.
Kefir offers several health benefits and contains many essential vitamins, nutrients, and probiotics. It is suitable for people of all ages. There's no doubt that more health-promoting effects of Kefir will be discovered in the near future. Courtyard farms aims to educate people about the vast benefits of goat milk and bring you a wide range of fresh goat milk products to relish. Order here