Both water kefir and milk kefir can be found easily in the nearby grocery stores. And I bet you are familiar in consuming those types of kefir. However, has it ever occurred in your mind about the differences of those kefirs? Most people don’t give a dang about it. But, hey, does it hurt to know more knowledge about something familiar to us? So, let me tell you about the differences of water kefir and milk kefir. Here they are.
Starting with the milk kefir, like its name, the kefir is made of milk. The milk which is usually used is cow, goat, and also coconut milk. And since the kefir uses milk, it’s rich in probiotic contents. Do you know what it means? It means that there’s living yeast and also bacteria inside the kefir. Yet, you mustn’t think that the bacteria and the yeast will harm your health. We’re talking about the healthy bacteria and yeast. So, consuming milk kefir can help you maintain your health.
Milk kefir can be consumed directly or you can use it as the part of your cooking ingredients like to make cake. Kefir can become nice substitute for yoghurt in your recipe and you can also make it as the dressings of your salad as well as smoothies. If you are asking how it tastes, you can imagine sipping a cup of milk but the taste is rather stronger and quite sour. Thanks to the fermentation of the yeast and bacteria, the taste is unique and refreshing. Moreover, nowadays, milk kefir is offered in various flavors including the fruit flavors. There’s one thing you must keep in mind about milk kefir. Since it’s a dairy product, if your body is dairy sensitive, you should not consume this kefir or just take a little portion of it so you won’t suffer from allergic reaction.
Next, about water kefir, this kind of kefir is actually dairy-free product and it is made by using juice, coconut water, or sugar water as the main ingredient. Thus, it’s free to be consumed by everyone including if you are dairy sensitive. And similar to the milk kefir, water can also become the part of your cooking ingredients even though it’s common to use water kefir as the replacement for juice or soda pop.
Refreshing and sweet, those are the tastes of water kefir and they make it possible for the people to drink water kefir in big amount at once. And yes, there are some other flavors like the flavors of fruit offered so you can have more choice in enjoying water kefir.