All About Yogurt

All About Yogurt

From Greek to Icelandic yogurt, this dairy product has skyrocketed to becoming a food mainstay rather than passing trend. And why shouldn’t it? It’s good for you and it tastes great. Find out all about yogurt, how it can help you and lots of yummy recipes you can add your yogurt too!

What is it?
Yogurt is a dairy product that produced through bacterial fermentation of milk. The fermentation of lactose creates lactic acid, which ends up giving yogurt its thick texture and unique flavor. Yogurt is relatively ancient. Humans have been making and eating it for at least 5,400 years. Now, it’s eaten all over the world for breakfast, lunch or as a snack. It’s good for you too!

The Different Varieties of Yogurt

1. Custard-Style Yogurt – This style of yogurt has a consistency similar to custard and usually already had fruit mixed into it. This yogurt is also often called French or Swiss style.

2. European-Style Yogurt – This yogurt is cooked in a large vat instead of in individual cups. This process produces a more smooth and creamy yogurt.

3. Frozen Yogurt – This style is more similar to ice cream and generally is not very healthy. Usually, they have much more sugar than normal yogurt, so if you’re looking for some nutritious yogurt, skip this kind.

4. Greek Yogurt – This style of yogurt has become increasingly popular over the last few years. It’s triple-strained in order to remove much of the moisture, making it much thicker than other yogurts. Usually, it has more of a tang than other yogurt styles.

5. Liquid Yogurt – This yogurt has been thinned out so that you can drink it and/or blend with fruit. It’s usually known as a smoothie.

Health Benefits
Yoghurt contains tons of protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12, making it a prime choice for a breakfast meal or snack. Some believe that there are more nutritional benefits in yogurt than in milk. Also, individuals who are lactose intolerant may still be able to eat yogurt. Yogurt can also contribute to good colon health and actually boost immunity. It can help decrease yeast infections and lower cholesterol. Yogurt really is a super food, so try some today!

Fun Facts About Yogurt

1. Yogurt can be made from any mammal that produces milk.

2. In 1916, Isaac Carasso of Barcelona introduced packaged yogurt to Europe.

3. Americans eat over 300,000 tons of yogurt each year.

Dinner Recipes Containing Yogurt

Yogurt-Baked Chicken
Yogurt Carrot Soup
Chicken Yogurt Char-Grilled

Dessert Recipes Containing Yogurt
Orange Yogurt Pie
Key Lime Yogurt Bars
Frozen Peach Yogurt Pie

Snack Recipes Containing Yogurt

Yogurt Biscuits
Yogurt Parfait
Blueberry Yogurt Shake

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