What are the benefits of homemade yogurt?

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What are the benefits of homemade yogurt?
Homemade yoghurt (yaourt image by Claudio Calcagno from Fotolia.com)

Yoghurt is known for its many nutritional benefits. Yoghurt is full of good bacteria, also known as probiotics. Store-bought yoghurt has many different additives and preservatives that kill off a lot of the good bacteria yoghurt naturally has. Store-bought yoghurt can also be expensive when you buy numerous little containers. There are many benefits to homemade yoghurt.

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Inexpensive to Make

Homemade yoghurt is a cost-effective choice when compared with the prices of store-bought yoghurt. The ingredient list for homemade yoghurt is short and very inexpensive. Milk is the main ingredient, and a gallon of milk is far cheaper than buying numerous smaller containers of yoghurt that can cost 50 cents each.

What are the benefits of homemade yogurt?
(yaourt aux fruits image by Loic LUCIDE from Fotolia.com)

Healthier Choice

Homemade yoghurt is healthier than store-bought yoghurt because it has more probiotics. Probiotics live longer the fresher they are. Store-bought yoghurt can sit on shelves for weeks before it goes bad, and then the probiotics slowly die off. Homemade yoghurt is also healthier than store-bought yoghurt because you control what goes in it. There is no need to worry about all the different additives and preservatives with homemade yoghurt.

Easy to Make

Homemade yoghurt is very easy to make. The ingredients are mixed together and left to ferment. It takes about eight to 10 hours for the yoghurt to ferment, then it is ready to eat. You have to plan ahead before you can enjoy homemade yoghurt.

Endless Flavor Options

Homemade yoghurt has more flavour choices than store-bought yoghurt because you can add whatever you want to the yoghurt. You can decide what type of milk you want to use, what type of flavours to use and how sweet or tart you want it.

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