What Exactly is Yoghurt?
Yoghurt is a cultured milk product in which two types of bacteria are used. These bacteria act on the lactose (natural sugar found in milk) and protein in milk to give a fine soft curd with a slightly acid flavour. Yoghurt is a good source of protein and calcium.
Plain or fruit yoghurts are all good. Some have a more sugar than others but that should not be a worry to most people. All yoghurts are nutritious.
People with diabetes may include yoghurt in their diet.
To increase protein of yoghurt add 1 - 2 tablespoons of powdered milk to ½ cup yoghurt. Opened yoghurt will keep up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Yoghurt can be
- Served as dessert or a snack
- Used as a dessert topping instead of custard or cream
- Used instead of cream in dishes such as Stroganoff
- Used to make a salad dressing
- Put into a fruit smoothie
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