Where Do Kefir Grains Come From?

Kefir grains aren't cereal grains. They're cauliflower-like cultures of bacteria, yeast and other uncategorized organisms that originally came from eastern Europe's Caucasus Mountains. Adding live kefir cultures to milk or water produces the fermented drink kefir, as well as new kefir grains.

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