Yoghurt was invented in 1515 by the French King, François 1er.
True or False ?
False: Yoghurt is believed to have originated somewhere between Eastern Europe, Turkey and Central Asia more than 5000 years ago. Nomadic tribes created yoghurt as a means of preserving fresh milk.
Yoghurt is made with live and active microorganisms ?
True: Yoghurt contains two specific genera of bacteria that are naturally present in milk: lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus. Other beneficial bacteria may or may not be added to these two ferments.
Lassi, kephir and buttermilk are types of whipped yoghurt ?
False: Lassi, kephir and buttermilk contain different ferments than yoghurt and are examples of fermented milks.
The properties of yoghurt interfere with the immune system ?
False: Yoghurt is in fact known to enhance the immune system and help in boosting the bodyâ€™s defence mechanisms. The live active cultures in yoghurt have a beneficial impact by warding off harmful, disease-causing bacteria.
Yoghurt is a valuable source of nutrients ?
True: Yoghurt has many nutritional qualities, including an excellent source of protein and calcium, essential building blocks for healthy muscle and bone development.
The bacteria in yoghurt protect the gastrointestinal tract from disorders and infection ?
True: Yoghurt is easy to digest, especially for people who suffer from lactose intolerance. It is also a food that can alleviate gastro enterine disorders such as contipation and diarrhea.
Probiotic bacteria in yoghurt are lactic acid bacteria
Mostly True: Probiotics are generally from the group of lactic acid bacteria (lactobacillus and bifidobacteria) but can also include other beneficial microorganisms such as yeasts or propionic bacterias.
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