What is Yogurt?

October 17, 2016

Over the past few years, Greek yogurt seems to have taken the world by storm.

Although that frenzy may be slowing, yogurt itself has become more a staple today than ever. That said, we know some of you may have questions, and we want to help. Learn more below:


What is Yogurt?

Yogurt is a mixture of milk, which is fermented by a type of culture that produces lactic acid. Other types of bacteria may be added, as well as sweeteners, flavorings and other ingredients.

Types of Yogurt

You can now find many varieties of yogurt in your dairy aisle, including low-fat yogurt, fat-free yogurt, Greek yogurt, Icelandic style, Australian style and others.

Why Yogurt Can be a Nutritious Choice

Since yogurt is made from milk, it contains many of the same nutrients, just in different amounts – especially when it comes to the various styles and brands of yogurt.

Plus, the active cultures in yogurt can help aid in the digestion of lactose. Check the package for the additional benefits provided by your favorite yogurt. These may vary depending on the type of culture in the yogurt.

 Common Yogurt Questions Answered


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