Many people don’t know where to buy kefir grains because the grains are not easily available in stores or even online. However, reliable sellers of kefir grains have been listing them on Amazon. One of them is Keysands which I have personally bought from and reviewed here. However, they carry only water kefir grains and not the milk ones that most people are looking for. If you need to find out where to buy kefir grains, here is one of the best places you can get them from.
Where to buy kefir grains fresh
If you live in the United States, buying the kefir grains fresh is the best option because your grains would be available for immediate use right after you get it in the mail. The best place to get it from would be Fushion Teas. You can choose between one to two tablespoons and it’s usually enough just to get one, but get two if you want a backup to keep in the freezer.
The kefir grains are well-packed and vacuum-sealed with whey and air in it so they will arrive intact and usable (You will be surprised how many people who sell kefir grains online don’t do this).
This also comes with a 29-page downloadable eBook so you don’t have to wait till your grains arrive in the mail before you can figure out what to do with them. The eBook includes instructions on how to make kefir, the health benefits of kefir, as well as plenty of recipes. I think it’s pretty great that they include the book because most people who need to get kefir grains are newbies and would definitely benefit from the information provided.
Need dehydrated grains?
If you don’t want to get started immediately with the kefir or are worried about them “going bad” in the mail, I would suggested getting dehydrated grains here. Dehydrated grains usually have to be reactivated after purchase so be prepared to throw out your first few batches (remember to strain and keep the grains though!). Instructions on reactivating the grains are usually provided by the seller.
What about the freeze-dried starter?
If you want to enjoy homemade kefir once in a while but don’t want to keep making new batches every few days, you can get the Yogourmet freeze-dried starter from iHerb. This is in a powder form and not actual kefir grains but it’s a more convenient solution if you do not want to maintain the grains. Using the coupon NEV841 gets you $5 off your first purchase from iHerb so you can just pay for shipping and get the starter at a very low price.
Other places to get kefir grains in the US
- KefirLady – get fresh or dried grains from Marilyn the Kefir Lady who has been making kefir since 1974
- Cultures for Health – reliable web site that sells fermented products but somewhat overpriced dehydrated grains
- Other sellers from Amazon – more people selling the grains in both dried and fresh forms, but make sure to read the reviews before you buy. Cheap is not always better