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  • Why Yogurt is Good for You

    You only live once, so if you’re gonna snack, snack on something that is both delicious and healthy!
    by Kate Adajar .
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    How yogurt is made
    The production of yogurt is made possible by bacterial fermentation of milk. Before the beneficial bacteria culture is added, the milk is first heated up to approximately 93 degrees Celsius to kill any pathogenic bacteria. This is done for a certain amount of time depending on the final thickness desired. The milk is then cooled to about 45 degrees Celsius, and the probiotic culture is added. Next, the mixture is set aside and incubated for four to seven hours at room temperature to enable the milk to ferment. Yogurt makers refrigerate the resulting yogurt afterwards to halt the fermentation process and to prevent it from becoming too sour.

    A variety of yogurt called Greek yogurt or strained yogurt differs from the regular kind in that its texture is smoother and creamier. This is because the milk’s whey is removed through a straining process. Greek yogurt has twice the protein of regular yogurt and contains less lactose, sugar, sodium and carbohydrates compared to regular yogurt.

    In contrast, the popular frozen yogurt variety contains not only milk fat but also a significant proportion of milk solids and cane sugar, affording it the consistency of soft serve ice cream.

    Now that you know how this health food is made, it would be great to check out more interesting places to try it. Here’s a list of (not so) well-kept secrets in and out of the metro.

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