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December 03, 2013

The History of Kefir

The Story Behind This Delectable Beverage

The History of Kefir

We are gradually uncovering the mysteries behind the delicious beverage we call Kefir, answering your questions about its taste, health benefits, and use in recipes.  Today, we'll take a look at the history of Kefir.

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Where did the name Kefir come from?

Kefir has been consumed for more than 2000 years. It originated in Europe, supposedly in the Caucasus Mountains. People there drank it for health and longevity, and many lived past 100 years. The name means "long life" or "good life" and is purported to have come from the Turkish word "Keif", which means "good feeling." Yes, we agree – the delicious taste and health benefits of our Wallaby Organic Lowfat Kefir make us feel great from the inside out! And, you can feel even better knowing that, as with all of our Wallaby products, our Kefir is USDA certified organic, gluten-free, and made with milk from local farms.

Why haven't I heard of Kefir before?

Wallaby Yogurt Company strives to create products that our consumers desire, sometimes fulfilling a need they did not even know they had! Today, kefir is widely consumed throughout Eastern and Central Europe, where the drink is associated with improving one's general health and well-being. It can be enjoyed by anyone, from age 2 to 102. While kefir has been around for years, it has just recently been gaining popularity in the U.S. Whether you tried kefir years ago, drink it regularly, or have never even heard of it, we believe our Wallaby Lowfat Organic Kefir is definitely worth a try!

Kefir is a healthy drink for kids, teens, adults and seniors, with plenty of calcium (25% DRI per 1 cup serving) and 12 Live and Active Cultures to keep your digestive system in check. Our new Wallaby Organic Kefir, available in plain, vanilla, strawberry, and blueberry, is flying off the shelves. Get your bottle today, and be sure to let us know what you think on Facebook and Twitter.

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