Kefir A Complex Probiotic By Comparison

While kefir and yogurt are both excellent sources of probiotics rich in protein, B vitamins, calcium and potassium, Kefir containing a large number of different strains of bacteria and yeast distinguish it as being a far more complex source of probiotics than yogurt and other formulated probiotic suppliments.

The typical bacteria found in kefir grains and kefir

Lactobacilli Lactobacillus kefir Lactobacillus delbruekii Lactobacillus Kefiranofaciens Lactobacillus rhamnosus Lactobacillus kefirgranum Lactobacillus casei Lactobacillus parakefir Lactobacillus paracasei Lactobacillus brevis Lactobacillus fructivorans Lactobacillus plantarum Lactobacillus hilgardii Lactobacillus helveticus Lactobacillus fermebtum Lactobacillus acidophilus Lactobacillus viridescens Lactococci Lactococcus lactis subsp. Lactis Lactococcus Lactis subsp. Cremoris Streptococci Streptococcus thermphilus Enterocci Enterococcus durans Leuconostocs Leuconostoc sp. Leuconostoc mesenteroides Acetic acid bacteria Acetobacter sp. Acetobacter pasteurianus Acetobacter aceti Other bacteria Bacillus sp. Bacillus subtilis Micrococcus sp. Escherichia coli

Typical yeasts found in kefir grains and kefir

Kluyveromyces marxianus Saccharomyces sp. Saccharomyces cerevisiae Saccharomyces unisporus Saccharomyces exiguus Saccharomyces turicensis Sacharomyces delbruckii Brettanomyces anomalus Issatchenkia occidentals Candida friedrichii Candida pseudotropicalis Candida tenuis Candida inconspiua Candida maris Candida lambica Candida tannotelerans Candida valida 6 Candida kefyr Candida kefyr Candida holmii Pichia fermentans