When I started making my own yogurt, it was a result of doing research into the makings of commercial yogurt. I found a lot of information that surprised me, and not in good way, convincing me that homemade yogurt is really the only way to go. Real yogurt is a healthy and delicious food, and relatively easy to make at home– not requiring any special equipment or ingredients.
So I wonder, how has this simple, two-ingredient food (yogurt + milk = more yogurt) become an entire, additive-laced aisle at the grocery store where very little real yogurt is to be found? As I researched what all those extra ingredients were, I ended up writing this really long post. If you’re willing to hang on for the ride, I’ll do my best to make it worth your while.
Ultimately, this is a case for reading the food label when you’re at the grocery store, and finding out what in the world all those ingredients are. And if you don’t like what you see, figure out how to make it better at home!