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Preparation, uses, and tips

This dairy product can be used as-is, or in recipes wherever yogurt or sour cream is called for.

Buying and storing tips

Like yogurt, kefir can be stored in the refrigerator for two to seven days.


Kefir is available both unsweetened and sweetened with fruit such as raspberries, or with other flavorings.

Nutrition Highlights

Kefir (low-fat, plain), 1 cup (227g)
Calories: 160
Protein: 14g
Carbohydrate: 8g
Total Fat: 2.5g
Fiber: 0.0g
*Good source of: Vitamin A (500 IU)
*Excellent source of: Calcium (300mg), and Vitamin D (100 IU)

*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value. Foods that are a “good source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily Value.

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