Yogurt: Everything You Need To Know
What’s tasty, easy, and has lots of health benefits? Yogurt! It’s loved by many and starting a yogurt-selling business will definitely have you smiling on your way to the bank. Though before starting any business, you need to do extensive research on your product. This article is going to educate you on everything you need to know about yogurt.
Yogurt is a dairy product made by fermenting milk with culture. It provides protein and calcium, and it may enhance healthy gut bacteria. Health benefits range from protecting against osteoporosis to relieving irritable bowel disease and aiding digestion. Yogurt starts as fresh milk or cream. It is often first pasteurized, then fermented with various live bacteria cultures, and incubated at a specific temperature to encourage bacteria growth. The culture ferments the lactose, the natural sugar found in milk. This produces lactic acid, which gives its distinctive flavor.
How is yogurt made?
Kenyan manufacturers have responded to the growth in yogurt consumption by introducing many different types of yogurt, including Greek, low-fat, no-fat, creamy, drinking, bio, and frozen yogurt. However, the basic ingredients and manufacturing are essentially consistent:
- Raw milk is first transported from the farm to the manufacturer where it will be processed.
- When the milk arrives at the plant, its composition is modified before it is used. The milk is then standardized for its dry matter, pasteurized 176°F or 80°C and homogenized
- When pasteurization and homogenization are completed, the milk has to cool to 43-46° C, and the fermentation culture is added in a concentration of about 2%. Cultures consist of two lactic acid bacteria: Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus. These are the specific ferments of yogurt, which generate its consistency, flavor, aroma, and health benefits, such as facilitating digestion.
- After cooling, fruits, sugar, and other ingredients can be added to obtain a large variety of products, and yogurt is packaged afterward.
- Finally, the product is cooled and stored at refrigeration temperatures of 5° C to slow down the physical, chemical, and microbiological degradation.
1. Makes your teeth pretty.
Lactic acid is thought to even have a positive effect in protecting gums and teeth from future damage.
2. Decreases allergy symptoms.
It can be challenging to do anything outdoors for those of us with seasonal allergies, so you might consider eating a cup of yogurt.
3. May prevent the common cold.
Sure, the common cold will always be there, but you could help to prevent it. One of the many benefits of yogurt is that it has immune-boosting effects. Yogurt has been shown to make your cells that fight infection, stronger and more active.
4. Gives you a boost of energy.
Aside from the energy provided by the carbohydrates, it also contains B vitamins which work great if you need a little pick-me-up.
5. Helps you build muscle.
It is a complete protein which means that it contains all of the essential amino acids necessary to build muscle and other tissues in the body.
Where to get yogurt-making equipment
Now that you know about your product, you need to find a seller who can supply you with the equipment you will need. Luckily, we are the best suppliers in Kenya for all your yogurt business needs. Here at Techwin limited we design, manufacture and supply these types of equipment. Click on the following link to learn more on how to set up your business and the profits you are bound to make. https://www.techwin.co.ke/yogurt-making-business/