Where to Find Real Kefir Grains?

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This page last updated on June 20, 2021

When it comes to finding real kefir grains, the internet can be a great resource or a troublesome enemy.

There are many websites and sellers online who claim to have the authentic kefir grains which will multiply and continue to make delicious kefir for many years.

However, kefir grain buyers should beware the following.

Tips for Finding Real Kefir Grains

Many of these suppliers are selling kefir starter cultures which  do not have the same qualities  as kefir grains and last for only a short time, or the grains have been dried, which makes activating them again difficult so the supplier must ship them carefully.

IMPORTANTKefir grain powders should be avoided as the probiotic features are not the same.

Despite these problems, if you are not lucky enough to have a friend or neighbor to pass on their own kefir grains to you, the internet is likely to be your first source.

There are a few steps that you can take to avoid a kefir catastrophe.

First of all, be sure to read the description of the product and delivery thoroughly. Look for phrases like ‘live kefir grains’, ‘authentic or real kefir grains‘ and something referring to the fact that it will multiply and last many years.

The shipping should not be standard. They should refer to special packaging that will keep the grains from being crushed, and something heat resistant to prevent them activating again.

Finally, make sure you check the reviews of the product; if they are mostly positive than your experience is likely to be as well.

Also, start your search local. There may be someone in your area already making kefir milk who is willing to ship or organize a pick up of their excess kefir grains.

You can find kefir grains country by country using the menu below.

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15 thoughts on “Where to Find Real Kefir Grains?”

  1. I tried to revive my kefir grains that had been stored in the fridge for at least three years in a kefir milk mixture. When I took them out they smelled great, no bad smell at all. After about 2 months of changing milk every 24 hours I did start to get separation however my grains have been disintegrating and the product smells more yeasty than anything. My theory is that the yeasts were better able to survive the long dormancy and they were able to come back however the bacterial cultures were no as able to survive it. Sounds interesting right but it seems like I need some new grains now!

  2. Your website says out of stock of kefir grains but doesnt say what to do about it. How do we know when they are in stock again? Do you have any eta?

  3. Hi,
    I would like to start taking kefir on a regular basis. I would like to acquire some of the starter culture and instructions for making kefir. Hope you can help. I live in Enfield, London. Uk


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