10 Things to Know About Yogurt

From nutrition information and easy recipes, to tips on how to make your own Greek-style yogurt, find 10 interesting facts about creamy cultured milk.

Yogurt's Healthy Bacterias
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Yogurt Nutrition and Healthy Bacterias

1. What those bacteria do
Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus, the two bacteria required by FDA standards for yogurt, are added to a warm milk bath, where they proceed to ferment and coagulate into a semisolid, producing tangy lactic acid along the way. Manufacturers can add other probiotics, like Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium, but they're not required or regulated.

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