Grains of the Prophet Mohammed” more popularly known as kefir, is a fermented, enzyme-rich beverage that originally hails from Russia. Other names include “Drink of the Prophet”, “Snow us”, “Tibetan Mushroom”, “Balm of Gilead”, “Yogurt Plant”, “California Bees L ot”, kombucha, tibcos, “Yogurt Mushroom”. It is a cultured drink that is very similar with yogurt. As with yogurt, kefir grains are packed with billions of probiotics that are very beneficial to our health.
Along with probiotics, kefir also contains different strains of yeast in the matrix of water soluble polysaccharide, known as kefiran, lipids and proteins which make the grains cauliflower-like appearance and imparts a rope-like texture in the mouth. Not only that, kefir contains micro- and macro-nutrients, essential vitamins and minerals like proteins, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, vitamin D, vitamin K, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, and calcium.