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probiotic yogurt starter (local in Montreal)

divya May 12, 2010 08:17 AM

Looking for the name of a store ( non online) that sells a powder that can be added to increase the probiotic content of homemade yogurt. please suggest brand names of the supplement, if possible

I make yogurt at home every week , but seems it has little probiotic content-
see below (from google)

'If you try to make successive batches of probiotic yogurt using the old yogurt as a starter, the second batch will taste fine but have greatly reduced numbers of probiotic micro-organisms. In successive batches, the probiotic strains are completely crowded out.

This is why you need to add a fresh packet of sealed freeze dried probiotic yogurt starter each time you make probiotic yogurt. You should only use probiotic starters that are individually packaged in sealed packets as they quickly degrade when exposed to any moisture in an environment where they do not have lactose to feed on.'

thanks for your replies.

  1. divya Dec 29, 2010 06:08 PM

    found the yogourment 'probiotic starter' and 'kefir starter' at TAU on (st denis/rachel)

    1. divya Nov 4, 2010 09:23 AM

      updating my own post
      found 'Yogourment' starter in Loblaws @Nuns' Island , yogurt isle

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      1. re: divya
        SnackHappy Nov 4, 2010 09:25 AM

        All yogourt cultures are probiotic. If you want a specific type of culture, you can always use store bought yogourt as your starter.

        1. re: SnackHappy
          divya Nov 4, 2010 09:30 AM

          thank you SnackHappy
          I edited my answer post - as this company makes 2 types of starters, one which seems to have more pro-biotic benefits- but that one can only be used in their machine.

          Great tip on buying a yogurt for a specific type of culture- to use as starter, although I make yogurt 2x /week, at home, and reuse the same starter over and over. Buying a fresh starter each time, defeats the purpose of saving money.

          Seems like jury is still out whether home made yogurt can maintain the ALL the beneficial culture (see my first post web query)

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