Where To Buy Kefir Grains

Buy Kefir Grains

Make your own kefir

I've found a great new source of fresh kefir grains!

I'm thrilled to announce that Kombucha Kamp, my recommended source for all things Kombucha is now also selling fresh, live organic kefir grains! You can find both milk kefir grains and water kefir grains here.

Previously I had only found reliable sources of dried kefir grains. But the problem with dried grains is that it takes a lot more time and work to get the grains back to health and up and producing like normal. Unfortunately, it's very common with dried grains that even when they get back to producing kefir, they don't multiply like the should. Meaning that something is not quite right, they are lacking in vitality. Now there are times when you may need to use dried kefir grains. But unless you absolutely have to I'd highly recommend going for the live grains instead.

In case you're new to kefir and want to find out more about it, or the differences between Milk Kefir and Water Kefir keep reading. I've given a description of both below.

Milk Kefir

Milk kefir, commonly known as simply, kefir, is a delicious and healthy probiotic milk drink, similar to yogurt but with even more health benefits. It's a great way to colonize the beneficial bacteria in your gut. It's been said that our health begins with our digestive system. A healthy digestive system allows us to extract and assimilate the nutrients in our food. The beneficial bacteria in our gut also produce some nutrients for our body through their normal metabolic processes, and help to eliminate pathogenic (bad) bacteria.

Kefir is even easier to make than yogurt. In fact, it has to be one of the easiest of all the fermented foods to make. You don't have to preheat the milk, and use a thermometer to cool it to just the right temperature, then keep it at the right temperature until the fermentation is complete. It's so easy, you just add milk and kefir grains and leave it out at room temperature for 24 hours.

Buy milk kefir grains here.

Water Kefir

Water kefir (also known as tibicos, ginger bug and African bees), makes a healthy vegan probiotic drink. Water kefir is a nice tasting, refreshing beverage made from water, sugar, water kefir grains and natural flavorings of your choice. The flavoring is where you get to be really creative. Water kefir usually ferments in 24-48 hours. Many people have used water kefir to break their soda addictions. Even kids tend to love water kefir.

Buy water kefir grains here.

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  1. I love Kefir and make my own on a regular basis. The only problem I have found with making it is that I am unable to buy raw milk. My state in America does not allow for the sale of raw milk.

    • Eat Healthy says:

      I’ve heard that the case in many places in America, raw milk is banned. It’s ridiculous. The pasteurized, processed, homogenized stuff is what should be banned, that’s what’s bad for you. I have read that kind of milk is allowed to have some huge amount of puss in the milk and is still sold as safe to drink. What if you switched to goat’s milk, do the same laws apply? Not being as common, that industry may not be a strict. I’ve never tried it, but i’ve heard that goat’s milk makes beautiful kefir too.

      I can get raw milk here, but I’ve eliminated dairy products from my diet now. My partner still loves the kefir though. I’m going to be doing some experiments with the kefir grains to see if I can make a decent coconut milk kefir. I know that people do make coconut milk kefir. It sounds yummy!

    • Lake Ingle says:

      If you find co-ops or organic farms near you, they will usually sell it to you for very cheap. You will most likely have to bring your own contianer. Large glass jugs (ones that resemble the old timey wiskey jugs) work great. Just bring a cooler along with you because, as you know, raw milk spoils quickly if it isn’t cooled.

      • Donna says:

        Thanks for adding that! I like those glass jugs I’ve found them in brewing shops. But how do you clean them out? That’s the only reason I’ve never gotten one, it’s a bit of work to get out all the oil from the milk fat (and the raw whole milk has lots more of that really good-for-you fat than store bought milk).

  2. Patricia Sheek says:

    To Healthy Intake: I use Horizon Organic DHA Omega-3 2% and it works fine. It’s ultra pasteurized so the natural enzymes and nutrition has been destroyed, but the DHA Omega 3s have been added, so it’s better than regular pasteurized milk. The kefir adds the nutients that the pasteurization has taken out.

    • Donna says:

      Hi Patricia, thanks for your comment. I’ve never heard of that. I use chia seeds for my Omega 3s, and I do also eat fish occasionally when I feel like I need to, because B12 is another thing I need to make sure I get enough of in my body. I listen to my body, it lets me know.

  3. Cherie says:

    Where can I buy the kefir grains?

    • Elena says:

      You can get high quality kefir grains in New Zealand from lenartnz@gmail.com

    • Elaine says:

      water kefir is made with sugar water I cannot have a lot of sugar so how many grams of sugar does it have I cannot have more than 15 grams of sugar and does milk kefir have sugar in it too and how much

      • Donna says:

        Hi Elaine,

        Milk kefir only has the milk sugar that is in the milk, and it has much less than normal milk because that’s what the kefir grains feed on. So if milk does not bother you that might be a good option for you.

        The water kefir is made with sugar, but that’s what the water kefir grains feed on. So they will be consuming the sugar and thereby removing it from the water kefir. How much sugar it contains is dependent on the level of fermentation you bring it to. For example the longer you let it ferment, the less sugar will be in it. But the temperature is also a factor in how fast it ferments. You could use something like this Triple Scale Hydrometer to measure the sugar content of either water kefir or kombucha.

  4. Lake Ingle says:

    Local farmers markets. Health food stores.

  5. sat amaravenkata says:

    where do buy Kafir grains in USA? in Texas.

    Is it available in any food stores like – wallmart, SAms, Costco or whole foods?

  6. nair ferreira says:

    i need some kifir plz give me your adress ,in dubai,

  7. andrea says:

    Hi – that ‘Order Kefir Grains Here’ link/URL no longer works. Thank you!

    • Donna says:

      Thanks for reporting it Andrea. I checked all the links, including in the comments, and they are all working for me. Maybe it was a temporary site outage?

  8. essie says:

    Where can I get kefir in kenya?

  9. Anish Dixit says:

    Where can I get genuine kefir grains in New Delhi India.

  10. Juliana says:

    I am going to Africa and want to keep making my own kefir, where can I get dry kefir grains and will they still be alive when I get there

  11. Immaculate says:

    I am also interested in Kefir grains and am in Kenya. How can I get them? While at it, does anyone know where I can get scoby for making Kombucha tea?

  12. Bavani says:

    Hi, where can I get kefir grain in Doha? Please help me