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Freeze-Dried Kefir Starter

Freeze-Dried Kefir Starter

Item |  YOG002

  • Yogourmet Freeze-Dried Kefir Starter pack

  • Make your own healthy homemade Kefir

  • Contains 3 packets, good for making 6 quarts

6 / 5 gram Pkts

MSRP $8.39
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/4 pouch (1.2 g)

Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving 1 cup (245 g) Prepared kefir % Daily Value*
Calories 130Calories from fat 45  
Total Fat  0 g** 8%
Saturated Fat  0 g 15%
Trans fat  0 g  
Cholesterol  0 mg 7%
Sodium  20 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate  1 g 4%
Dietary Fiber  0 g 0%
Sugars  1 g  
Protein  0 g  
Vitamin A   10%
Vitamin C   15%
Calcium   30%
Iron   0%
Vitamin D   25%
** Amount in Kefir starter.    
The kefir used to determine the nutrition value was made with vitamin A & D fortified 2% milk.    

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65 grams 80 grams
Saturated Fat Less than 20 grams 25 grams
Cholesterol Less than 300 mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400 mg 2,400 mg
Total Carbohydrate   300 grams 375 grams
Dietary Fiber   25 grams 30 grams

Calories per gram:

  • Fat 9
  • Carbohydrate 4
  • Protein 4

Ingredients: Active bacterial culture (L. lactis, L. cremoris, L. diacetylactis, L. acidophilus), includes lactic yeasts, skim milk powder.

This product is manufactured in a facility that manipulates products that contain wheat, soy, eggs, milk and fish (including shrimps).


Use 5 g of starter per litre or (quart) of milk.

  1. Heat 1 litre of milk to 180°F (82°C) or bring to a boil. Cool to 73-77°F (23-25°C).
  2. Dissolve 5 g of starter in a small amount of the cooled milk in a cup. Pour back into the litre of milk and mix well.
  3. Pour the inoculated milk into a clean container, then cover and let stand at room temperature until curd forms (approximately 24 hours).
  4. Refrigerate about 8 hours to stop the process.
  5. Stir to liquefy and enjoy. Always store kefir in the refrigerator.

Use with cow, goat or soy milk. Results with soy milk may vary.


  • No preservatives
  • No coloring agent
  • Freeze-dried

Shipping Weight

.14 lbs

  • Yogourmet Freeze-Dried Kefir Starter pack

  • Make your own healthy homemade Kefir

  • Contains 3 packets, good for making 6 quarts

Yogourmet is known for its easy, natural homemade yogurt starter kits. But they also offer this Freeze-Dried Kéfir Starter pack as well. It's a great way to make cultured milk that you can drink, offering friendly bacteria and yeasts. It's easy and inexpensive and you can make it right in your own kitchen with the entire family. This box makes 6 quarts of Kéfir.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes great kefir I enjoy making my own kefir and being able to control how much sugar is in it. This product is easy to use and makes great kefir.
Date published: 2016-09-30
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