There are many products that the dairy industry produces on a regular basis. One such item that is extremely popular is known as ‘Yogurt’. Now, the question to be asked is, what exactly is this dairy product? If you do not have the answer to this question then do not fear, because Mmilk shall provide you with vital facts that you need to know about this product. Here is then presenting to you an analysis about this milk product. To know more about it please read this feature article.

1. Yogurt, what exactly is it:

A dairy product produced from the bacterial fermentation of milk is known as Yogurt. Furthermore, the microbe used to create this product is known as ‘Yogurt cultures’. The fermentation process basically involves the bacteria producing lactic acid, which affects the milk protein thereby creating this product. In addition, the microbial culture used in fermentation  belongs to the Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus bacterial family.

2. What are the types of Yogurt available:

There are two types of Yogurt available in the market , and they are sweetened/flavored and straining. So, while sweetened/flavored mainly consists of artificial additives such as sweetening and flavoring agent. Straining is prepared using muslin (usually) through the process of filtration.

3. Yogurt nutrition facts, what do they reveal:

The key nutrients found in Yogurt are as follows:   

a. Protein: 9%

b. Fat: 5%

c. Carbohydrates: 4%

d. Vitamin B12: 31%

e. Riboflavin: 23%

In addition, it also consists of minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, and selenium. A 100 gm of this product provides for 406 kilojoules (97 kcal) of dietary energy.

4. Yogurt benefits, what are they?

There are a number of benefits that can be acquired by consuming Yogurt. A few of them are as follows:

  1. It helps by enhancing skin complexion.
  2. It helps in the nourishment of hair.
  3. Helps in preventing hypertension.
  4. It regulates cholesterol levels in the body.
  5. Facilitates normal digestion.

And so, having provided you with key facts about Yogurt, we (Mmilk) are hoping that this analysis provides for the answers you seek.

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