: a beverage of fermented cow's milk

Examples of kefir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What distinguishes kefir from yogurt is that instead of relying solely on lactic acid bacteria for fermentation, it’s made from kefir grains, which are large cauliflower-like complexes composed of lactobacilli bacteria and yeasts. Mai Nguyen, Discover Magazine, 30 June 2015 Eager to try making your own kefir? Paloma Quevedo, Bon Appétit, 9 Dec. 2020 Is kefir good for you? Perri O. Blumberg, Men's Health, 20 July 2022 Plus, with 11 to 13 grams of protein or more per serving (depending on the brand), kefir can help fill you up for around 100 calories. Jessica Migala, Health, 6 Feb. 2023 Add both to a blender, along with 1 big handful (about ½ cup) parsley leaves and ⅔ cup plain yogurt or kefir. Emma Laperruque, Bon Appétit, 4 Feb. 2023 Enjoy these lighter-than-air churros with the dark chocolate dipping sauce that has a hint of vanilla kefir for a tangy twist. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Jan. 2023 One cup of kefir has a little over 100 calories and 10 grams of protein depending on the brand and variety. Stefani Sassos, M.s., R.d.n., C.s.o., C.d.n., Good Housekeeping, 6 Dec. 2022 Another is to add some probiotics, which can be found in yogurt or kefir. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kefir was in 1884

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“Kefir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kefir. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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