How to Get More Kefir from Powdered Kefir Starter

It probably goes without saying that I am interested in sustainable food ways. I like nourishing food that we can make over and over again from simple ingredients. I like making things myself and believe that homemade anything is better than store-bought everything. I like to reduce waste in my kitchen and in my landfill.

So you might think that something like a powdered kefir culture wouldn’t make it into my kitchen on a regular basis, at least not when milk kefir grains are available. Right now I actually have both milk kefir grains and powdered milk kefir culture creating quarts and quarts of probiotic goodness. I’ll get to the reasons I’m a fan of this powdered kefir culture in a minute, but first let me tell you something else that I recently figured out.

I’m sure I’m the last person to have thought of this, but just in case I’m not, here’s how I am making way more milk kefir than I initially thought I could get out of a single packet of kefir starter.


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A Closer Look: Kefir Starter Culture

Milk Kefir

 “…It’s an awesome product, easy to do and very pleasant, I recommend it to everyone!!!” -Deb Today we are going to take a closer look at the Cultures for Health Kefir Starter Culture.

Why We Brew At Home


This is a guest article from Jeffrey Michael.  Learn more about him at the end of the post! Fermented drinks have been around for millennia. Our ancestors drank crudely fermented fruit, plant, and grain beverages since the start of civilization, and their fermenting innovations may even have “caused” civilization itself. These days, it is easier… 

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Making Easy, Homemade, Naturally-Scented Soaps


I admit it, I am a bit of a DIY junkie. Truth be told, I think most of us home-fermenters are. While there are tons of reasons to make homemade breads, cultured veggies, and myriad other foods and personal care products, there are some things I would still make just for the fulfillment it brings…. 

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The Art of Gluten-Free Sourdough Baking: Cinnamon Raisin Muffins – Gluten Free and Egg Free

Cinnamon Raisin Muffins

If you’ve been following Cultures for Health for a while, you know we empathize deeply with our customers when it comes to food allergies. Even more so, we relate well when they have multiple food allergies. It’s bad enough to be allergic to gluten, but to then also have an egg allergy? Gluten-free breads and baked… 

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