October 22, 2013 by transilvanian
Experience and past history tells me that most of my kefir buddies have already got quite a few spare grains by now.
One of the great things about sharing my grains was the peace of mind knowing that people look after them.
(There’s accidents and mishapps every now and then, however we shouldn’t be too concerned about that.)
Fortunately for all of us they are quite easy to replace.
Honestly, the milk kefir grains need very little compared with what they offer us in return.
Now to the point of my post.
Some of my milk kefir buddies ask me what to do with the extra grains they got, after they stored them in the fridge, dried them, shared them around, and so on.
The best thing to do is to drink them , swallow them whole.
I cannot stress enough how good they are for your intestinal flora.
It may not sound to youi like a very palatable thing to do.
The way I do it is to mix them with a little bit of kefir, just enough for one large gulp, and then wash them down with more kefir.
In case they made a large colony, I gently break them up so I don’t have to swallow a lumpy thing.
HOWEVER, MOST IMPORTANTLY, break them up without crushing them.
They don’t mind separation, but they hate crushing.
Here’s another wondeful way this amazing little creatures look after us and our health.
A refresher for my newest subscribers, my early posts explain the basics of getting you started with your grains:
(My grains are available for sale on my Kefir Grains Australia page.)