Saturday, August 20, 2011

Better than Yogurt??? - Kefir

I recently saw this store in MOA that sells Kefir. I forgot to take note of the actual product and the name of the store. (my bad..:( ) But it does not look any different from a regular ice cream or yogurt. Its just a swirl. The difference comes with the taste. There is a very strong sour taste in yogurt while on the other hand kefir has this subtle taste of sourness. Kefir for me has a more sweet taste over sour. But definitely tastes more healthy than your usual ice cream or yogurt. What is even more amazing is that I believe this is the first of its kind in the Philippines.

So what is Kefir? According to the store, it came from shepherds of the Caucasus Mountain Range. It is made by adding Kefir grains to goat or cow's milk and letting it ferment inside a goatskin leather bag. It supplies complete protein, essential minerals, and valuable B vitamins.

Difference from yogurt?
1. easier to digest
2. contains more active and live cultures
3. strengthens the intestines

But the fun does not end there, they also serve Kefir with toppings and such. They even have coffee products. Try it out! Let me know how you like it. Til then!