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Original Kefir or Kefir Light – which one will you choose?

Wondering what the differences are between our Original Kefir and Kefir Light? Are you trying to decide which one is more suitable for you? Here is all the information you need to make your choice!

Original Kefir v Kefir Light

  • Kefir Light is made with semi-skimmed goat’s milk while the Original is made with whole goat’s milk.
  • Both contain all the same beneficial bacteria and friendly yeasts – lab tests show 27 different strains!
  • Semi-skimmed milk is naturally lower in sugars than full-fat milk.
  • Original Kefir and Kefir Light are considered lactose-free as the lactose is consumed during the fermentation process.
  • Neither contains any sweeteners or other additives.
  • Both go through the same fermentation process.
  • Every batch of our Original Kefir and Kefir Light is rigorously microbiologically tested at a Public Health Food Safety Laboratory.

As our Kefir is a live product, full of bacteria thriving in their own medium, the numbers of each strain are constantly increasing (unlike a man-made product, which starts with a certain number of bacteria that decrease over time as they die off). So, whichever you go for you can be confident that in each serving of our kefir, you’re getting a potent dose of probiotics!

Nutritional information

Original Kefir Kefir Light
Per 100gPer 170ml servingPer 100gPer 170ml serving
Milk typeWhole goat’s milkSemi-skimmed goat’s milk
Calories528837 (25% less)63
Fat3.6 g6.1 g2 (44% less)3.4 g
Carbohydrates2.2 g3.7 g0.4 g0.7 g
Fibre0.5 g0.9 g0.5 g0.9 g
Protein2.7 g4.6 g4.7 g (74% more)8 g
Vitamin B120.2 mcg0.3 mcg0.6 mcg1.1 mcg
Calcium119 mg202 mg115 mg196 mg
Phosphorous110 mg187 mg98 mg167 mg
Vitamin A60 mcg102 mcg60 mcg102 mcg

In summary, Kefir Light has fewer calories, a bit less sugar and fat, and a higher amount of protein. However, both the Original and Light contain all the same microbial goodness and provide all the benefits of being the most diverse probiotic kefir on the market.

When comparing nutritional information, although there are differences in macronutrients between Original and Light, it’s worth remembering that in the context of your whole diet, these don’t amount to huge differences. At the end of the day, it’s really about personal choice – whether you prefer semi-skimmed or whole milk!

The preferences of staff here at Chuckling Goat vary – personally, I prefer Kefir Light – but what will you go for? Whichever one you choose, you can be sure it will be great for your gut!

Read more about the benefits of our Gut Health Protocol here and check out our kefir smoothie recipes!

Any questions? Contact one of our Nutritional Therapists via live chat, weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm.

Questions? Talk to a Nutritional Therapist on live chat!

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