COMPOSITION OF WATER KEFIR GRAINS

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Kefir Grains are living cultures composed of beneficial bacteria and yeast (opposed to harmful yeasts like certain candida).The beneficial bacteria will help keep a balance between good and bad bacteria in it. Healthy bacteria balance is important because it helps with the body’s ability to utilise nutrients from food, immune system function and energy.

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Strains of Yeasts:

Saccharomyces bayanus

Saccharomyces florenstinus

Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Saccharomyces pretonriensis

Zygosaccharomyces flerntinus

Hanseniaspora vinae

Kloeckera apiculate

Candida colliculosa

Candida famata

Kluyveromices lactis

Candida valida

Hanseniaspora yalbensis

Candida lambica

Toruspola delbruechii

Candida lambica

Toruspola delbruechii

Candida magnolia

Candida Kefyr

Kluyveromices marxianus

 

Source: Intech – open science | open minds

 

 

 

Strains of Bacteria:

Lactobacillus brevis

Lactobacillus lactis cremoris

lactobacillus casei subsp. rhamnosus

Lactobacillus casei subsp. Pseudoplantarum

Lactobacillus buchneri

Lactobacillus keranofaciens

Lactobacillus lactis subsp. cremoris

Leuconostoc mesenteroides subsp. Dextranicum

Gluconobacter frateuri

Lactobacillus hilgardii

Lactobacillus casei subsp. casei

Acetobacter aceti

Lactobacillus plantarum

Lactobacillus fructiovorans

Lactobacillus kefiri

Lactobacillus lactis subsp. lactis

Leuconstoc mesenteroides subsp. mesenteriodes

Enterobacter hormachei

Chryseomonas luteola