PurpleTigron (purpletigron) wrote in vegancooking,
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'Breeding' kefir ... very, very nearly cooking! :-)

I've been given a kefir plant! That is, a bunch of those amazing bacteria/yeast grains which evolved to turn dairy milk into fermented 'yoghurty' stuff. I've read up on the Web (http://users.chariot.net.au/~dna/vegmilk.html) about how milk kefir plant/grains/mother can be used to make non-dairy milk kefir. However, the grains apparently stop growing and then die, because their natural food is dairy milk.

Has anyone on the list had experience with strains of milk kefir grains which are adapted to non-dairy milks? It seems to me that it ought to be possible to 'breed' them, if the basic requirements are acids and sugars.
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