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Water Kefir Pictures

 

Sometimes the best way to learn about something (save doing it yourself!) is to see it!

In our picture sets you can expect to find the following (more pictures coming soon!):

• Pic Tutorials (learn how to do water kefir visually, plus tips)
• Research Findings (any experiments we've documented w/ our camera)
• Descriptive Pics (measurements, size, colors, etc)
• Fun Pics (artsy stuff and crazy looking cultures!)
Large water kefir grain
One of our largest water kefir grains photographed. It measured about 2 inches / 5 cm in length.
Large water kefir grain penny
One of our largest water kefir grains photographed. It measured about 2 inches / 5 cm in length. Here you can see it compared to a penny.
Dried water kefir grain with penny
Here you can get an idea of the decrease in size and darkening of the color that happens when drying grains; the grain decreased to a little under 1 inch / 2.5 cm, or roughly a little less than half its size. It's now a dark golden amber color.
Water kefir grains that have been fed with rapadura sugar - imparting a light brown/golden tint to the grain matrix.
Water kefir grains can come in various textures and sizes.
Water kefir grains can come in various shapes, sizes and colors.
Kefir grains can vary widely in size from day to day and season to season (and within the same batch too, such as these 3 grains which were pulled from the same batch).
The variuos shades that water kefir can be, depending on the sugar used. Clockwise from top left: white sugar, rapadura, and molasses.
Water kefir grains are like clouds - they come in all kinds of fascinating shapes and sizes. You will usually see variety batch to batch and season to season throughout the year.