We have had many people unsure about the difference between our Mad Millie Kefir Culture and Kefir Grains which you can find elsewhere.
We thought we'd do up a quick reference table to let you know the main differences.
|Mad Millie Kefir Culture
- Looks like a powder or very tiny grains.
- Can be used with coconut water, fruit juice, coconut milk and milk.
- Contains seven strains of bacteria and one strain of yeast.
- Can reculture one to two times.
- Suited for people who do not wish to have to feed kefir regularly.
- Minimal maintenance required.
- Powdered consistency - All you need to do is, pour sachet into jar, shake, allow it to set overnight. This is a DVS (direct vat set) culture, which means culture is freeze dried bacteria that can be added directly to liquid of choice.
- For 1L of milk, we require 1 sachet.
- Looks a lot like small cauliflower florets.
- Best used with milk or coconut milk. Non dairy milks can be cultured, probiotic multiplying results are hard to measure.
- Multiple numbers of strains.
- Needs looking after.
- Works best when used back to back/reculture straight away.
- Harder to maintain. If you go away or just want a break you must make sure you still store them correctly. - Generally need daily feeding.
- If the kefir grains are dormant or dead, you may end up with rancid milk which should not be consumed.
- 2-4 Tbsp of milk grains to 4 cups of liquid.