ke·​fir | \ke-ˈfir; ˈkē-fər, ˈke- \

Definition of kefir 

: a beverage of fermented cow's milk

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And Meer also will have krauts, kvass, kombucha and coconut kefirs. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Muldoon Farmers Market finds new home in a new neighborhood park," 20 June 2018 Meer also has vegetable krauts and blends, coconut kefirs, fermented veggies, kombucha tea and other items. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Fresh cod, dahlia tubers, new pasta and more at this week’s markets," 14 Mar. 2018 Add ketchup, chicken or vegetable broth, paprika and kefir lime leaves. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Breakfast in bed? These dads would rather be in the kitchen," 12 June 2018 Farm 779 will have coconut kefirs and reductions, krauts, kvass, kombucha, ketogenic snacks and cookies. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Salmon fishing season got you down? Here are locals who can help fill your freezer," 27 June 2018 Helping to achieve this was chef Seamus Mullen, who assembled light bites including a watermelon salad featuring heirloom tomatoes and chicken marinated in kefir, before ending the meal with lavender ice cream sandwiches. Vogue, "Goop Goes West at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic," 18 June 2018 Lifeway sponsors the Kidzapalooza stage, featuring kid-friendly bands, an array of hands-on activities and free samples of kefir products. Robert Channick,, "Brand-a-palooza: Summer festivals give sponsors a platform to sell experiences — and more stuff," 14 June 2018 Sass recommends a kefir breakfast bowl with a slightly green banana, a veggie burger topped with sauerkraut and onion, or a stir-fry made with asparagus and kimchi for a gut-healthy meal that packs both probiotics and prebiotics. Anthea Levi,, "Are Synbiotics the New Probiotics?," 2 May 2018 Also look for fermented onions, citrus and asparagus, along with beet kvass and beet kvass char, carrot kvass, cold brew kombucha tea in two flavors, coconut kefir in four flavors and two dips, along with other tasty treats. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska-grown vegetable subscription boxes are ramping up for summer," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of kefir

1884, in the meaning defined above

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