Yogurt, you’ve come a long way, baby! Gone are the days when traditional yogurt in five flavors was the only option in the dairy section. There has never been as many types and flavors available as there are today. If you’re ready to take the plunge on a new yogurt adventure, here’s some fast facts on yogurts to help you decide which ones you might like to try.
Yogurt starts as fresh milk or cream. It is often first pasteurized, then fermented with various live bacteria cultures, and incubated at a specific temperature to encourage bacteria growth. The culture ferments the lactose, the natural sugar found in milk. This produces lactic acid, which gives yogurt its distinctive flavor.
Yogurts can be high in protein, calcium, vitamins, and live culture, or probiotics, which can enhance the gut microbiota. These can offer protection for bones and teeth and help prevent digestive problems.
Let’s take a look at some of the different yogurts out there.
So, the next time you’re in the dairy aisle, check out all the yogurts and flavors and make a resolution to try something new. Here are a few recipes that use yogurt as a main ingredient!