How do you make your kefir "lactose free"?»
What is Kefir?»
What are probiotics (cultures)?»
How do yogurt and kefir differ?»
What kind of milk is your kefir made from?»
Can I drink too much kefir?»
Does your kefir contain gluten?»
Does your kefir contain yeast?»
Why don’t you add inulin»
to your kefir like other brands?
- How can I flavor the Traditional Plain Kefir? »
Can I use Green Valley Organics»
Lactose Free Kefir in cooking?
What is your philosophy on GMOs?»
- What is the expiration date for your kefir? »
Where can I find Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Kefir?»
Is the plastic you use for Green Valley Organics Lactose Free dairy products safe?»
Are Green Valley Organics plastic containers recyclable?»
What should I do if I cannot recycle #5 plastic in my community?»
What method do you use to pasteurize the milk?»
Probiotics: Friendly Bacteria With a Host of Benefits
Many bacteria and other organisms live in our bodies normally. The intestines are home to billions of friendly bacteria belonging to hundreds of different species that perform a host of useful functions. This community of beneficial bacteria are collectively known as your “gut flora.” The beneficial bacteria you eat to help boost the gut flora’s population are called “probiotics.” This ‘friendly’ bacteria such as the variety of species lactobacillus in yogurt and kefir cultures can help us break down food and absorb nutrients.
Green Valley Organics Lactose Free Yogurt and Kefir contain Flourish®: our proprietary blend of 10 different live & active probiotic strains. We selected each strain for its unique and complementary role for flavor development and synergy. They are: L. Acidophilus, L. Casei, L. Rhamnosus, L. Lactis, L. Diacetylactis, S. Thermophilus, L. Cremoris, Leuconostoc Cremoris and B. Bifidum. Together, this signature blend of 10 probiotic cultures are responsible for the terrific, signature “tang” of the products they’ve cultured and their smooth & creamy textures.
Testing and Amounts…
When testing our lactose free cow dairy for probiotic amounts, we review samples taken when the products are just made as well as products at the end of their ‘shelf life’, (the last date of sale that is printed on each cup or bottle).
Products That Contain Flourish: This laboratory testing shows that our Green Valley Organics brand lactose free yogurt and kefir, average 2.6 billion live probiotics per gram! We use an average as batches can vary slightly and the number of probiotics at the beginning of our products ‘life’ can be slightly more or less than at the end of the products life.
Cultured dairy products—such as Green Valley Organics® lactose free yogurts and kefirs—are among the tastiest, most convenient and time-tested vehicles for delivering a daily dose of probiotics. There is a large volume of research that has been done in the field of probiotics and research continues on this important topic. We invite you to talk to your nutritionist or other health professional for information on how probiotics can work for you.
You may also wish to visit www.probiotics.org, a website devoted to probiotic research.