About Kefir

Welcome to Nourish Kefir: "The Miracle Milk Drink"

Welcome to Nourish Kefir, the home of the authentic fermented milk drinks made from fresh British organic cow's milk or fresh goats milk and living kefir grains.

Our kefir is a delicious drink of pure goodness.  It's unique taste is slightly sour, creamy and always refreshing!  Nourish Kefir is 100% natural, fresh, sugar free and gluten free!

Nourish Kefir is bursting with billions of naturally occurring live bacteria that develop and multiply during the fermentation process.  It takes up to five days to make a batch of our traditional kefir, lovingly cultivating our kefir grains with organic milk... It is part science part art, as each batch is unique.  And that's what make Nourish Kefir so special!  (what we don't do: we don't add individual strains of bacteria to a yoghurt base - to make a sort of kefir style product - ours is the real deal!)

The variety of strains of bacteria makes all the difference

Nourish Kefir is a live cultured milk drink.  Each 500ml bottle contains more than 200 billion live bacteria (Yes that many! lab analysed) We know that there may be as many as twenty different strains or sub species of bacteria and yeasts in kefir grains.  They are very special and live in what scientists describe as a perfect symbiosis, where the different bacteria and yeast co-exist harmoniously, even supporting each other to survive and thrive!  Species that we have had identified in Nourish Kefir include:

Species that we have been laboratory identified in Nourish Kefir include:

  • Bifidobacterium
  • Lactobacillus paracasei
  • Lactobacillus brevis
  • Lactococcus lactis
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Lacto bacteria are the most prevalent.  In this group there are many sub-species, some of which are known probiotics in the scientific communities. 
We never add sugar to keep our cultures alive!  Our kefir grains grow in full fat organic cow's milk only.

Kefir grains and milk

The science behind kefir...We have researched many scientific papers,  interviewed scientists and learned so much about kefir since we began.  We have included some information here that we hope you will find useful.

Making kefir

Kefir is a unique living food, containing enzymes, yeasts and multiple strains of live bacteria.  Kefir is rich in antioxidants, anti bodies and metabolites as well as some vitamins and minerals.

The transformation of milk into kefir makes it superior because it is much easier to digest and absorb the rich nutrient contents.  Regularly drinking kefir will convince you of its positive effects.

We make fresh batches of kefir four times a week, following an authentic recipe that originate from the Caucasus Mountains.

NOURISH - is what is does...
KEFIR - is an old Turkish word, meaning 'good life' or 'long life'