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About the ingredient yogurt. Including 388 recipes with yogurt, nutrition data, and where to find it.

 

What is yogurt?

Yoghurt or yogurt is a dairy product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. Fermentation of lactose produces lactic acid, which acts on milk protein to give yoghurt its texture and its characteristic tang.

Dairy yoghurt is produced using a culture of Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp.bulgaricus and Streptococcus salivarius subsp. thermophilus bacteria.

The milk is heated to about 80 °C to kill any undesirable bacteria and to change the milk proteins so that they set together rather than form curds. It is then cooled to about 45 °C. The bacteria culture is added, and this temperature is maintained for 4 to 7 hours for fermentation. Soy yoghurt, a non-dairy yoghurt alternative, is made from soy milk.

Health Benefits

Yoghurt is nutritionally rich in protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. It has nutritional benefits beyond those of milk. People who are moderately lactose-intolerant can consume yoghurt without ill effects, because much of the lactose in the milk precursor is converted to lactic acid by the bacterial culture.

Yoghurt may also be used in preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

Yoghurt is believed to promote good gum health, possibly because of the effect of lactic acid present in yoghurt.

A study published in the International Journal of Obesity (11 January 2005) also found that the consumption of "low-fat yoghurt can promote weight loss", especially due to the calcium in the yoghurt.

Flavored yoghurt

To offset its natural sourness, yoghurt can be sold sweetened, flavored or in containers with fruit or fruit jam on the bottom. If the fruit has been stirred into the yoghurt before purchase, it is commonly referred to as Swiss-style. Most yoghurts in North America have added pectin, found naturally in fruit, and/or gelatin to artificially create thickness and creaminess at lower cost.

This type of adulterated product is also marketed under the name Swiss-style, although it is unrelated to the way yoghurt is eaten in Switzerland. Some yoghurts, often called "cream line," are made with whole milk which has not been homogenized so the cream rises to the top. Fruit jam is used instead of raw fruit pieces in fruit yoghurts to allow storage for weeks.

Strained yoghurt AKA Greek yogurt

Strained yoghurts are types of yoghurt which are strained through a paper or cloth filter, traditionally made of muslin, to remove the whey, giving a much thicker consistency and a distinctive, slightly tangy taste.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (8 fl oz) (245g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 149Calories from Fat 71
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.0g 12%
Saturated Fat 5.1g 26%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 31mg 11%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 11.4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 11.4
Protein 8.5g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 30% Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Yogurt is usually found in the dairy section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Yogurt is a member of the Dairy and Egg Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does yogurt weigh?

Amount Weight
1 cup (8 fl oz) 245 grams
1 container (8 oz) 227 grams
½ container (4 oz) 113 grams

Dairy and Egg Products

In Chinese:酸奶
British (UK) term:
en français:la yaourt
en español:el yogur

Recipes using yogurt

There are 388 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Beral's Berry Coffee Cake
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Dahi Bhalley
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Paneer Tikka
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Double Chocolate Muffins
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Spiced Peach Muffins
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Super Fresh Tomato Soup
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Ham and Cheese Casserole
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An easy classic combination of diced ham, potatoes and cheese with a tangy sauce.

Raspberry Almond Muffins
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The raspberry preserves and almond paste tucked inside these delicate muffins make them a surprising treat.

Cold Yogurt Gazpacho
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Berry Yoghurt Ice Cream
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This ice cream is my favorite one, I always use low-fat yogurt, sometimes mixing more kinds of berries, very tasty and healthy!

Chickpea Yogurt Hummus
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Exotic Spiced Pea Pilaf
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Flavorful and colorful. A classic Indian dish, the combination of yogurt, tomatoes, potatoes, rice and spices is super tasty and fills you up. Serve it as a side dish with a tangy stew or a main dish with some refreshing chutney.

Fruit Smoothies
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Chilled Couscous Salad with Mango
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Absolutely loved it! The other salad I made yesterday, instead of couscous I used quinoa that is much healthier; didn't have cooked chickpea on hand, so I boiled some frozen soy beans instead, and it actually tasted amazing.

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