What exactly is the difference between kefir and yogurt? They both start out as milk, they’re both fermented, and they’re both tart and tangy — yet they’re completely different products. We’ve got the lowdown on the kefir vs yogurt war!
For starters, kefir is fermented for much longer than yogurt, which results in more probiotics. Kefir is fermented for 14 to 18 hours compared to yogurt, which is only fermented for 2.5 to 3 hours. This extended fermentation period results in kefir that’s up to 99% lactose-free and has a lot more probiotics than yogurt. Thus kefir has 12 live and active cultures and 25 – 30 billion Colony Forming Units (CFU), while yogurt can have anywhere from 1 to 5 strains with 6 billion CFU. Our kefir has only 3g of added sugar too, while yogurt can have 5 to 8 grams. Long story short, kefir has a whole lot more probiotics and a lot less sugar (and it’s better in smoothies)!
Check out our handy infographic below to get the rundown on the differences between kefir and yogurt!