Prepared fresh milk preheated at a temperature of 85-90 degrees Celsius, then put in a glass container and allowed to stand until it reaches room temperature (25-28 degrees Celsius). After that, the seeds included in the milk kefir. This process is left overnight (between 20-24 hours). This process produced by fermentation of kefir grain.
The result, the milk will form a clot. Blobs are then filtered to separate the grain kefir with kefir is ready to drink beverages. If you prefer, you can add sugar or honey as a sweetener. Kefir can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-3 days if not immediately taken.
Kefir has a unique flavor, a mixture of sour, soda and a little taste of alcohol. Also has a layer of froth on top. More delicious when drunk in the cold.
Who was instrumental in making kefir is kefir grain. Kefir grains and seeds form can be greater when in milk. Yellowish-white color and will become more brownish when in the milk. Its size varies, range from 1 to 15 mm.
In kefir seeds contain microorganisms, bacteria and yeast. Kefir seeds that have been used screening results can be reused after being washed with boiled water. Kefir seed storage should be done in a way put in the fridge freezer in frozen condition.
Benefits of Kefir
As fermented milk, kefir has many health benefits. Some of the benefits of kefir, namely:
Suppress the growth of bad bacteria in the digestive system so it is good for digestive problems. Act as probiotics.
Prevent cancer or tumors, particularly cancers of the digestive tract.
Help people with lactose intolerance to get the nutritional benefits of milk, fermented milk such as kefir on, lactose is broken down there.
Besides the rich benefit, making milk into kefir is one way to preserve milk is not easily damaged. You can also enjoy kefir with a variety of flavors. In many places, kefir is sold mixed with fruit flavors. Like yogurt, you can also enjoy a delicious frozen kefir.Enjoy and feel the benefits of kefir.