I’ve used the Body Ecology Kefir Starter many times and have always been happy with the result. The starter is simple to use and produce a good kefir. Donna Gates, the creator of Body Ecology, has spent some 30+ years developing fermentation starters and is an authority on fermented foods.
Why use Body Ecology Kefir starter?
Body Ecology Kefir Starter
Kefir is similar to yogurt but contains different bacteria. It’s rich in nutrients and feels soothing for the gut. I’ve been drinking kefir daily since childhood and I’m sure it’s an important part of a healthy diet.
The kefir starter is basically a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast. And when you add this colony to milk, the microorganisms start producing beneficial compounds such as organic acids, bioactive peptides, exopolysaccharides, hydrogen peroxide, ethanol, diacetyl, and bacteriocins. Such compounds contribute to the taste and texture of kefir.
The box contains six packets. One packet can be used for up to eight quarts of kefir. The starter allows you to create several batches from the previous one. Try using about six tablespoons of the previous batch to start fermenting your next batch of Kefir.
The starter contains the following:
- Lactococcus lactis
- Lactococcus cremoris
- Lactococcus diacetylactis
- Leuconostoc cremoris
- Lactobacillus plantarium
- Lactobacillus casei
- Saccharomyces boulardii
What about cost?
A box with six packets costs around $28. As you can create several new batches from the previous one, it lowers the cost of kefir considerably.
Try using the kefir starter with green coconut juice, cow’s milk, soy, goat, or sheep milk. Coconut juice produce a more watery kefir that is a real thirst-quencher. However, if you love a thick, creamy kefir, then stick to full-fat milk.
The Body Ecology Culture Starter reflects a high standard and holds what it promises. And many satisfied customers also add to the trust.