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Petter Dale
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So when you ferment vegetables, most lectins are destroyed. My question is, when you ferment milk with kefir grains to make kefir, will this destroy the lectins found in the milk?

 
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I cannot absolutely answer the question, but in general, the purpose of fermentation in general and kefir specifically is to make the nutrients more bioavailable. In "Nourishing Traditions", sally fallon talks about how the kefir bacteria kill other, dangerous bacteria and break down casein, which is quite difficult to digest. Maybe someone else can more specifically answer the question about lectins.
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