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I just got some new water kefir grains from Pat (you're the greatest!).  Anyway, they are growing so fast and  it is already the second feed.  Oh it is getting to be too much for me.  I am sharing them all around local using freecycle.  So besides sharing them, what can I do with them?  Can I eat them, and what benificial or harmful effect will it have on me?  I am wondering if I can place them in my compost and add a sweetener to the top of my compost and have the grains grow and culture the soil?  Will this work?

 

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I blend the extra grains in the magic bullet  with the kefir and frozen fruits and then add some rapurdura or honey and blend some more.  It's a super probiotic shake!  Also, I like to keep some either frozen or 'holding' in the fridge in case something happens to my active grains.  Mine grow fast too... I sometimes thrown 1tbs. worth of grains every other day!!

 

I'm curious to see the other responses!

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Any ideas?


send me some?!  LOL

 

No idea about the compost, but I am very curious if anyone has any experience with that. 

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Cats love them.  We have outdoor cats that get my extras.

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I would quite HAPPILY take some water kefir grains! :)

 

As it's already been said, they can be eaten, and yes, I've heard of people throwing them into the compost bin.

 

I had no idea cats liked them!  We have 5 in our house.

 

But seriously, I'm looking for milk & water kefir grains (and a kombucha SCOBY); I'm just "coming back" to traditional food eating after losing my way for about 5 years.  So if anyone has extras I would happily send some cash/money order to cover the cost of shipping & packaging!  Seriously, while I have good luck with Kombucha SCOBYs, I don't always do so great with Kefir grains, so the more the merrier! *LOL*

 

I made a "wanted" post on craigslist for some SCOBYs, but freecycle is a good idea too - I'll have to check them out as well; see if anyone in my area has any up for grabs.

 

~Brendalee, who was a member of MDC a long time ago & trying to find her way back...

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