So, what is the difference between kefir and yogurt? Which is better? Kefir is far superior, but yogurt has its benefits too. I read once that yogurt is like wine and kefir is more like champagne. It has more pizazz! To state it simply, yogurt felt like the first learning step in my cultured food life. I loved frozen yogurt as a child and my dad took me to the health food store many times to get a scoop of it. It was here that I discovered how cool health food stores were with their unique and healthy foods. I loved eating yogurt and breaking the curd with my spoon as I scooped it out of little containers. Little did I know it was just the beginning for me. Then I met Kefir when I needed it the most. Kefir has more strains of beneficial bacteria and good yeasts; over 50+ in homemade kefir, while yogurt only has 7 to 10. Kefir bacteria act like a SWAT team entering into the colon and attaching themselves to the colon, pushing away other harmful substances.
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Purchase Starters for Yogurt and Kefir
I have kefir starters and yogurt cultures for sale in my store, and you might be able to find shared cultures too from a friend. Here are a few of the kefir starters and yogurt cultures I sell.
Kefir can be made on the counter and some of them can be made on the counter – no yogurt maker required.
If you live outside the USA, you might try checking one of these websites.