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Yoghurt and fermented milk

 

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Yoghurt and fermented milk are made from milk which has been fermented with lactic bacteria. These are composed of lactose, which partially transforms it into lactic acid, changing the structure of the protein it contains and forming a gel. This production process explains the light acidity of fermented milk, its fresh taste and easy digestibility.

A yogurt is a dairy product obtained from fermenting two bacteria: Lactobacillus Bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. Other dairy products are made using other bacteria. Yoghurt can be firm, liquid or creamy, whole or 0% fat, natural, sweetened, colored, and flavored using fruit or artificial flavoring.

The benefits: A classic natural yogurt contains no more than 60-65 Kcal, 50-55 Kcal (low-fat version), 85-90 Kcal whole. A fruit yogurt contains around 115 Kcal, or 120-150 Kcal if it's whole. Other dairy products contain similar nutritional values.

Intake: These products are excellent for our health because they are rich in protein and calcium. Because they contain no lactose, they're also easy to digest and, thanks to the bacteria they contain, they help to keep your intestines healthy (probiotics). Be careful of dessert yogurts (containing fruit, sugar and flavorings) - they're often high in sugar and fat. It's best to add a tablespoonful of jam or honey to a natural yogurt for flavor.




  
  


Sarah Horrocks
02/07/2008
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