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Also Known As : Curd


Taste Profile

It has mild sour flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Yogurt can be used as a salad dressing, as a marinade and to make dips.

Common names and forms

  1. Fresh Yogurt
  2. Greek Yogurt
  3. Hung Yogurt
  4. Strained Plain Yogurt
  5. Yoghurt (Dahi)
  6. Yoghurt/Curd
  7. Yogurt (Cultures)


Yogurt is a semi-solid dairy product, prepared by bacterial fermentation of milk. The bacteria is known as yogurt culture. The cultures of two bacteria Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus are used. It is fermented and mild acidic in nature.

Health benefits

  • Yogurt is rich in calcium that helps in building healthy teeth and bones.(1)
  • It contains B vitamins which protects against heart disease and neural birth defects.(1)
  • Yogurt is high in protein that is helpful for appetite and weight control.(1)
  • It is also helpful in treating gastrointestinal diseases, diarrhea and constipation.(1)
  • It helps in strengthening the immune system.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose fresh, low- fat and unsweetened yogurt. Check the "best before" date while purchasing.


Excessive yogurt consumption might cause diarrhea, stomach problems and skin rashes in some people.(2)

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