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Postby manyu882 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:27 pm

Planning to bring some back to Singapore to give it out for free. who wants?

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Kefir is a unique fermented milk drink, more correctly healthy food, used for generations in Asia and revered for its health promoting properties. Real kefir can be produced only by traditional methods at home and only from original grains. These original grains, slightly yellowish "cauliflower" like things, are cca 5000 years old bacterial culture originating either from the Caucasian Mountains or monasteries in Tibet. These real kefir grains are complex symbiotic colony containing more than 35 probiotic bacteria proven highly beneficial to humans.

In the Caucasian Mountains is a legend Mohammed gave kefir grains to the Orthodox people. The "Grains of the Prophet" were guarded jealously since it was believed that they would lose their strength if the grains were given non-believers. Kefir grains were regarded as part of the family and tribe's wealth and they were passed on from generation to generation as a well-guarded secret. For millennia, the people of the Caucasus enjoyed this healthy drink without sharing it with anyone else they met. Some other people from the West occasionally going to the Caucasus region heard strange tales of this unusual fermented beverage, which was said to have 'magical' properties on wellbeing. Even Marco Polo mentioned kefir in the chronicles of his travels. However, kefir was unknown outside the Caucasus for all the time until the end of nineteen century when news spread of its successful use for the treatment of tuberculosis, intestinal and chronic diseases. At this time Caucasus region was under control of Russia and the Russian doctors working there had first hand experienced that kefir was greatly beneficial to human health. Professor Dr. Kanschlikow devoted a large part of his life to kefir research and in 1893 published first scientific study of the healthy effects of kefir. Although Russian working in Caucasus were able to occasionally drink kefir, kefir grains were impossible to get.

However, the members of the All-Russian Physician's Society were determined to obtain kefir grains in order to make kefir available to their patients, and developed plan to get kefir grains. One young and beautiful girl, Irina Sakharova, was given this mission. She was sent to Kisslovods and then to the court of a local prince, Bek-Mirza Barchorov. She was instructed to charm the prince and persuade him to give her some of the best kefir grains kept in their ruling family for centuries. Unfortunately, it didn't go according to plan. The prince, fearing retribution for violating religious law, had no intention to give away any "Grains of the Prophet". However, he was very taken by the beauty of young Irina and didn't want to lose her either. After some adventures and dangers, Irina succeeded and in September 1908, she returned to Moscow with a cup of real kefir grains. Today, most of the real kefir grains around the globe, are babies of Irina's original cup of grains. Smaller kefir grains originate in Tibet and are common among kefir lovers too.
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Re: kefir grains

Postby manyu882 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:30 pm

so anyone wants?
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Re: kefir grains

Postby mirkoccp » Tue May 15, 2012 11:27 am

wah manyu you become muslim ah. hahahaaha. how big is one packet?
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Re: kefir grains

Postby manyu882 » Tue May 15, 2012 12:38 pm

1 teaspoon. it can grow by itself. i just had it 1 teaspoon 3 days ago an it's already 1.5 tablespoon by size. :mrgreen:

and not muslim la hahha..
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Re: kefir grains

Postby xarope » Tue May 15, 2012 6:16 pm

manyu882 wrote:1 teaspoon. it can grow by itself. i just had it 1 teaspoon 3 days ago an it's already 1.5 tablespoon by size. :mrgreen:

sounds like somesort of alien growth!

btw you can buy kefir here, I sometimes get it instead of greek yoghurt when I want a change... smells a bit though.
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Re: kefir grains

Postby manyu882 » Thu May 17, 2012 11:20 pm

mine's free... u can convert regular milk to milk kefir anytime.
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Re: kefir grains

Postby mirkoccp » Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:25 pm

manyu manyu
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Re: kefir grains

Postby manyu882 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:43 pm

SUP? I'm back form Sydney. Want Kefir Grains??
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Re: kefir grains

Postby galapogos » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:14 pm

wah I received birthday gift from chiu, thanks!

but no time to grow it yet :P
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Re: kefir grains

Postby mirkoccp » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:22 pm

i want i want haha
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Re: kefir grains

Postby manyu882 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:45 am

@ goi, no worries, u can keep them in the fridge for months. actually i gave to those people who are on my comgateway address list :lol: .

@mirkoccp, pm me your address. i mail it to you :)
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Re: kefir grains

Postby mirkoccp » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:17 pm

how long will you be in sg? we can probably bump into each other somewhere haha. if you are going to meet raj and cristian then you can pass it to me then
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Re: kefir grains

Postby manyu882 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:30 am

until 13th July... hmm.. not sure i'll be meeting them.
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Re: kefir grains

Postby aaron » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:51 am

received them, thanks bro!! really appreciate it!!(:
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Re: kefir grains

Postby dunkiez » Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:47 pm

Hi manyu, can i get some kefir grains from you to start me off?


Thanks!!!!

Also, I can't seem to find the PM tab, can you point me in the right direction?
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