Interesting Yogurt facts

February 18, 2010 | In: Food facts

Yogurt, got is name from the Turkish word “yogurur”, which means “long life” .

The earliest yoghurts were probably spontaneously fermented by wild bacteria Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus native to and named after Bulgaria.

Yoghurt with added fruit jam was patented in 1933 by the Radlická Mlékárna dairy in Prague.[10] It was introduced to the United States in 1947, by Dannon.

In 1916, Isaac Carasso of Barcelona introduced packaged yogurt to Europe. He dubbed it Danone, his son Daniel’s nickname.

Regular yogurt uses a minimum of 3.5% milk fat and 8.25% milk solids.

According to nutritionists, a cup of plain yogurt, about 240 milligrams, made with whole milk, is said to contain only 140 calories

Yogurt bacteria can relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Yogurt helps to fight against vaginal yeast infections.

Eating yogurt on a regular basis can help you absorb the nutrients in other foods.

In Ecuador, yogurt smoothies flavored with native fruit are served with pan de yuca as a common type of fast food establishment.

There has long been a belief that eating yogurt is associated with longevity, and many studies have been done.

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