The 11th of February is national ‘don’t cry over spilled milk day’ and we’re taking it literally! Have you ever opened a bottle of explosively strong Chuckling Goat Kefir? Read on for a few tips on how to prevent Kefir explosions!
What is Kefir?
Kefir is a fermented milk drink that is full of live, active cultures. Our Kefir is made in the traditional Russian style, with live Kefir grains and goats’ milk, unlike most supermarket alternatives, which are made with powdered sachet starters (read more about why goats’ milk Kefir is better here).
Our Kefir has been tested by ALS Laboratories and found to contain 27 beneficial strains of live yeast and bacteria, 11 of which are “super probiotic” Lactobacillus. As far as we’re aware, our Kefir is the most diverse probiotic available on the market! You’ll find the full list of probiotic bacteria in our Kefir here.
Why is Kefir fizzy?
Our Kefir is pure, unflavored, and free from any added sugar or sweeteners, which gives it maximum therapeutic potency. At times, your Kefir may be like champagne – explosively strong! Taste, consistency, and texture (including fizziness) are affected by things that are out of our control, such as the season, environmental temperature and how quickly it reaches the correct pH. What we can control is how we open the bottles – and avoid spilled milk 😉
Actually, my Kefir isn’t fizzy – it’s flat!
This is perfectly normal, too! Our Kefir grains are carefully tended living organisms – they respond to things like shifts in the weather and seasonal patterns – just as humans do! This may express itself as variations in the fizz and consistency of your Kefir. It’s all part of the beauty of a natural product – no two bottles are the same!
However, rest assured that your Kefir’s power, strength and therapeutic efficacy remain intact. We test every single batch of Kefir to ensure its microbiological content remains consistent. If you prefer your Kefir on the fizzier side, simply leave it in a warm room for 48 hours (and open it carefully!).
How do I avoid making a mess when I open my Kefir?
The key is patience and preparation. We suggest you start by washing your Kefir bottle and place it in a bowl to reclaim any overspill. Gently ease the cap open a little – not all the way – and allow the gas to escape (you may hear a hissing sound). Once settled, ease the cap a little more and so forth, allowing Kefir to run down the side. Once you have opened your bottle, allow it to settle, and pour the overspill back into the bottle for storage. You may wish to decant the overspill into a jug to make this process easier.
Watch our opening video here for a demonstration.
Want to learn more? Click here to find out why we choose goat over cow dairy and why natural kefir is more powerful than man-made probiotics!
Any questions? Contact one of our Nutritional Therapists via live chat, we’re available on weekdays from 8am to 8pm.