Questions & answers
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  • 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 body’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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