Our unique kefir starter makes thick, creamy and absolutely delicious kefir of exceptional quality with unique milder taste, creamy texture and aroma.
If you like kefir then you will love Bacillus Bulgaricus kefir.
Kefir is a healthy super food, made form milk, fermented with lactic acid bacteria cultures, much like yogurt. Some experts claim that consuming kefir has even greater health benefits than those of yogurt because the kefir bacteria remains in your gut longer. One thing is certain tho — drinking kefir is good for you, and now, thanks to our kefir culture, it is super tasty and delicious!
Our kefir starter is one of a kind. It makes very thick and creamy kefir of exceptional quality with unique milder taste, creamy texture and aroma.
This is a reusable kefir starter with live active bacteria, which means that you can reuse kefir from your previous batch to culture your new kefir batch, multiple times. Note — this is not kefir grains, this is a kefir starter. For more information about the difference between kefir grains and kefir starter, read this article.
Each pack contains loose powder mix, in perfect proportions, of a collection of bacterial strains required to make kefir, amongst which — the ubiquitous lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus.
Our Kefir starter is made and packaged in Bulgaria. It is organic and fully natural with no preservatives, additives, artificial colors or flavors. It contains no GMO ingredients and it is gluten free.
Our kefir starter is not heirloom (there is no such thing as heirloom kefir starter), however it is strong enough for reusing it several times, which means that you can reuse kefir from your previous batch to culture your new batch.
Ingredients: Live active lactic acid cultures (lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis, lactococcus lactis ssp. cremoris, lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis biovar diacetylactis, streptococcus thermophilus, lactobacillus kefir, lactobacillus parakefir, lactobacillus delbueckii ssp. bulgaricus, saccharomyces cerevisiae)
Type: Kefir starter culture (the pack contains durable powdered starter, not perishable kefir grains).
Strength: 1 gram of starter contain more than 25 billion cfu of lactic acid probiotic bacteria. 100% potency guaranteed.
Origin: Produced in Bulgaria.
Ingredients and Product Information
Each pack contains freeze-dried live active lactic acid kefir starter cultures. Since the bacteria is grown on organic dried milk powder, the pack also contains a minute (very small) quantity of dried organic milk powder, which is completely consumed by the bacteria during fermentation.
Bacillus Bulgaricus kefir starter is fully natural with no additives, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. It contains no GMO ingredients and it is gluten free.
It is manufactured and harvested in a strictly regulated sterile environment so it does not contain nor it has been in contact with nuts, soy and other common allergens.
1 gram of the starter contains more than 25 billon cfu of lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus in a proprietary formula mix. This is (at least) double the potency of other kefir starters generally available on the market, which guarantees the best results possible. 100% potency guaranteed.
Bacillus Bulgaricus Kefir Starter is best kept in a cold dry place. Your fridge or freezer works best for this. You can store the packs in your freezer, at around 0°F (-18°C) or lower, for up to two years. You can store the packs in your fridge, at around 40°F (4°C), for about 6 months. Avoid keeping the packs at room temperature for prolonged periods of time as it will decrease the activity of the lactic acid bacteria in it. Unfreezing the starter and freezing it again (even more than once) is ok.
Transporting the packs will not damage the live culture inside — we use a freeze-dried process that keeps it alive even during long trips at ambient temperatures. Once you receive your packs tho, pop them in the freezer quickly for best storage conditions.
How Does It Work?
When you introduce the live culture into prepared milk the streptococcus thermophilus bacteria goes into action first and prepares the perfect environment for lactobacillus bulgaricus and the rest of the cultures, which starts multiplying and slowly turns the milk into genuine Bulgarian kefir.
These beneficial, transient bacteria work together in the fermentation process that turns milk into a naturally sweet, smooth, fresh-tasting, super thick kefir.
The process takes approximately 12-14 hours to complete.
Make Your Own Kefir
Making Kefir is super easy and requires no special equipment, so you can easily do it at home.Get it here