Title: Kefir Fungi
Additional Names: Kefir grains; kefir seeds
Literature References: A conglomeration of various fungi, including Dispora caucasica, Schizomycetes and a species of Saccharomyces.
Properties: Grayish-yellow lumps, irregular in size; firm, toughly gelatinous consistency, becoming cartilaginous and brittle when dry.
Use: Preparing a nutritious beverage of fermented milk known as kefir.