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WHY IS OUR KEFIR SPECIAL?

By Katherine Cebrowski on January 23, 2020
WHY IS OUR KEFIR SPECIAL?

It goes without saying that FURCHILD only sources the very best ingredients for our beloved pets.

Introducing one of our newest product offerings, Raw Organic Goat Kefir, responsibly sourced from a family farm located in California, USA. The goats used to make our kefir are healthy and roam happily on our 36-acre farm with green, grassy fields.

The images below are from their actual farm and goats. It doesn't any better than this!

What are the Health Benefits of Our Kefir?

Kefir is an active product cultured from 40 to 50 different probiotic bacteria and yeasts.

It is a naturally sour cultured milk that is rich in probiotics and has many health benefits including its antibacterial properties from the Lactobacillus Pylori probiotic and Kefirin extract that are unique to milk kefirs.

These inhibit the growth of Salmonella, Helicobacter Pylori, E Coli and other pathogens.

Kefir can boost your immune response and provide a wealth of nutritional value, as well as some proven health benefits such as help with cancer, asthma, allergies, osteoporosis, IBS, and lactose intolerance.

Sourcing and Quality

FURCHILD's kefir is sourced from made from rich premium raw Guernsey goat milk using our proprietary kefir process.

The farmers calls it "EAD Live" - a culture made with several different live kefir grains from Germany, Russia, the US and Australia.

None of the commercially available cultures have the right characteristics to produce a rich, smooth and evenly cultured goat milk on their own so it took a lot of time and experimentation to get the right results.

They then add the "EAD Live" culture to their raw milk immediately after milking goats, when the milk is most active. Because our cultured milk is so active, it needs to be refrigerated, otherwise it will quickly wake up and keep fermenting.

The kefir's shelf life is over 2-3 months if it is kept cold. The farmers do not add sweeteners, thickeners, or coloring... only 100% raw goat milk and the "EAD Live" culture.

How is Our Kefir Different from Other Commercially Available Kefirs?

Manufactured kefirs have only a few strains of bacteria and do not provide the strength or variety of bacteria and yeasts obtained from using kefir grains.

Manufactured kefirs are made by adding just a few strains of bacteria back into pasteurized milk.

As with home-made kefirs made using grains, these farmers get 40 to 50 different bacteria strains and yeasts that give us pet parents the strongest probiotic available from any milk!

This is a result of our Guernsey goats and the high butter fat content in the 5% to 6% range.

Tips for New Users

Kefir are live cultured milk products and will continue to ferment and culture if left at room temperature, causing them to become more sour and expand, and possibly separate.

It is normal for kefir to separate. Shake it before using it. We recommend that you store our products in a cold refrigerator at 38 degrees or below.

Whether your dog or cat is eating a raw, cooked, canned or dry pet food diet, adding our Raw Goat's Milk Kefir is recommeneded for all sizes, ages and breeds of dogs and cats.

Actual picture of the goats used for our Kefir roaming freely on their farm.

Actual picture of the goats used for our Kefir roaming freely on their farm.

Written by...

Katherine Cebrowski
Katherine Cebrowski
Co-Founder and Owner - An accomplished event promoter, airline professional, vegetarian, yoga instructor and English Bulldog owner she works each day to bring out the best in people and their pets.
Katherine Cebrowski

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