Yeasts in Kefir and Yogurt ok?

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    Lorelei
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    I was checking on some water kefir grains and the Viili yoghurt. Both contain yeast according to wikipedia.
    The water kefir grains that I was looking into – Tibicos – have lots of probiotics but also ‘yeasts from Saccharomyces, Candida, Kloeckera and possibly others.’

    I saw Candida and thought maybe not a good idea?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibicos

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    Able900
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    There are many types of yeast including beneficial yeast just as there are beneficial bacteria. Kefir contains beneficial yeast which can benefit the treatment against Candida yeast. There’s even a type of commercial probiotic yeast called S. boulardii.

    Able

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    Lorelei
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    Thank you for the fast reply. I suppose it doesn’t matter then which kind of kefir/yoghurt you use.

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    M
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    Would this brand be considered acceptable: http://www.iherb.com/Yogourmet-Freeze-Dried-Kefir-Starter-1-oz/12071?at=0

    It contains skim milk powder, ascorbic acid, lactic acid and yeasts.

    If not, could someone please recommend a good brand? Thanks.

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    M
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    Lorelei
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    M wrote: Would this brand be considered acceptable: http://www.iherb.com/Yogourmet-Freeze-Dried-Kefir-Starter-1-oz/12071?at=0

    It contains skim milk powder, ascorbic acid, lactic acid and yeasts.

    If not, could someone please recommend a good brand? Thanks.

    I’m sorry I can’t answer if this is a good brand or not, as I have never made kefir myself. I ordered the following brand – http://www.savvyteasandherbs.com/products/Water-Kefir-Grains-Japanese.html
    It should get here shortly so I can start brewing! They sent me a couple of pages of guidelines and recipes even.

    I have seen some posts with recommended kefir starters. Maybe if you do a search you could find them.

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    M
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    Thanks Lorelai.

    Able? Raster?

    #71798

    kirstyk4
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    I know Able suggests this one: http://www.amazon.com/Kefir-Starter-Kit-Makes-Gallons/dp/B000I6W0XG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327676778&sr=8-1

    I don’t know if there is anything “wrong” with the one you chose. I did notice that the one Able suggests has a few more types of beneficial bacteria in it. In our cases, the more the better in order for us to reach health sooner.

    Or if you are interested, you can purchase some graines and just add milk. Many of us on the forum do that. When you start out, you can only make like 1/2 to 1 cup at a time which is perfect because as you are introducing it into your diet, you are suppose to do it slowly.

    The grains are around 10 dollars to purchase online. Depending on your location, having them mailed to you (and survive) could be an issue. They are generally pretty tough though. I think mine were in the mail for about 5-7 days.

    Good luck!

    Kirsty

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