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The preparation is like a ritual, the kefir nodules can be grown at home in various media: water, milk from different seeds or fruit juice, although experts agree that the most suitable version is the one prepared with water.
In a glass jar, place three tablespoons of hydrated kefir nodules, 50 grams of sugar that will activate the fermentation, half a whole lemon, two dried fruits (figs, dates or raisins) and one liter of pure water. It is important to note that the liquid must not occupy more than two thirds of the volume of the container, since there must be a free space for air.
Stir with a wooden or plastic ladle (avoid metal), cover the jar with a canvas attached with an elastic band and leave it to rest for 24 hours, in a warm place protected from light, the next day, stir and macerate for another 24 hours.
Finally, the nodules are removed (which will have multiplied, which indicates that the preparation was well done), and the lemon is squeezed into the liquid obtained, which will be slightly sweet and slightly acidic.
Depending on the culture time, the effect will be different on the regulation of intestinal function: the one of less than 24 hours is laxative (it should be taken at night); the 72-hour astringent; and the intermediate, 48 hours, neutral.
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Tips for a successful preparation:
- The speed of fermentation depends on room temperature, and the amount of kefir nodules.
- Ideal room temperature is 68º F (or 20º C) and should should not exceed 95º F (or 35º C).
- Kefir is a low alcoholic drink (less than 1%), carbonated, with a consistency similar to yogurt, but with a softer texture and slightly more acidic taste.
- To sweeten its taste, sugar, cinnamon can be added.
- Aviod using honey since due to its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties it could negatively affect kefir by reducing the microbial population.
- After fermentation, Kefir can be stored in the refrigerator at 39º F (or 4º C).