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Animal Milk. The ideal environment for Kefir Grains is animal milk. Varieties include cow, goat, sheep, and other similar species. Kefir Grains thrive in animal milk due to the chemical makeup of the liquid. The lactose in animal milk provides the most efficient food source for the Kefir Grains and therefore the most efficient and effective culturing ...


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Sugar in high concentrations acts osmotic. This means that the water available in the cells is drawn towards the high concentration of a solutant (sugar), like in the image below (this is demonstrated with a plant cell, but the principle is the same for bacteria and other microorganisms): Since microorganisms can not survive without water, they are not ...


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Thanks for the searching and quoting Ilmari. According to some theories, and perhaps there is some research on stool to support these, we can aid our intestines for producing beneficial bacteria by eating PREbiotic foods which supposedly help create a good environment in the intestines for producing healthy bacteria on its own. Some foods that are supposed ...


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From a study titled "Production of Penicillin by Fungi Growing on Food Products: Identification of a Complete Penicillin Gene Cluster in Penicillium griseofulvum and a Truncated Cluster in Penicillium verrucosum", moulds on food items were analyzed for fungi that could produce penicillin. The conclusion drawn was Among different fungal species belonging ...


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Almost certainly not. Species occupy different niches due to their differing growth rates and tolerances. Interspecies quorum sensing and the symbiotic relationship that implies do exist(see: lichen), but open-air inoculation is unlikely to produce them. Why would the Brettanomyces simply kill time waiting for 'their turn'? It's likely they don't grow as ...



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