Yogurt and Kefir Starters from NPSelection. Probiotic contents and texture, differences...
YOGURT STARTERS (Blend of Lactic Bacteria only)
Yogurt Starter for Acidophilus Yogurt
Contains blend of live active bacteria like ''Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus'' and ''Streptococcus thermophilus'' and '' Lactobacillus acidophilus''.
It delivers thick and tart in taste yogurt.
Yogurt starter for Balkan style yogurt
It contains ''Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus'' and ''Streptococcus thermophilus''.
However due to the ratio of bacteria in the blend delivers a bit milder yogurt than the starter for Bulgarian yogurt or Acidophilus yogurt.
Yogurt starter for Bulgarian Yogurt
It contains ''Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus'' and ''Streptococcus thermophilus'' and deliver a bit tarter yogurt than Balkan style as it suppose to be.
Most of the people confused the Balkan style and Bulgarian yogurt starter.
There are a small difference between bacterial blends as well the design. The Bulgarian yogurt has a Pliska rosette displayed on the package - It is an ancient bulgarian symbol and some scientists believe that is astrological type of medallion.
Yogurt starter for Bifido Yogurt
The starter for BIO Yogurt (Now know as Bifido)
contains ''Bifidobacterium bifidum'', ''Bifidobacterium infantis'', ''Bifidobacterium longum'',''Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus'' and ''Streptococcus thermophilus''.
It delivers mild in taste and thick yogurt.
Yogurt starter for Pure Acidophilus Yogurt
The Pure Acidophilus starter contains ''Lactobacillus acidophilus''.
Sorry for this lack of imagination, but this is the best name we were able to give. It delivers mild in taste and creamy in texture yogurt.
Juice extracted, non-dairy yogurt starter.
It work best with dairy milk and soy milk
Please be careful here - The juice extracted starter contains blend of bacteria which have been grown and extracted from high in protein juice. However it work best with dairy milk and SOY milk. It contains ''Lactobacilus Gasseri'' and ''Lactobacilus Rhamnosus'', ''Bifidus infantis'', ''Bifidus adolescentis'',’’Bifidus breve’’, ‘’Bifidus longum’’,’’Bifidobacterium adolescentis’’,’’Streptococcus Thermophilus’’,’’Lactobacilus Acidophilus’’.
It delivers creamy and mild yogurt. Can be used with coconut, or almond milk, but the way of making is slightly different and with no thickeners will not be solid.
Find a full Tutorial here:How to work with Vegan Milk
KEFIR STARTERS (Blend of Lactic bacteria and Kefir yeast)
Freeze-dried Kefir Starter
Contains a blend of the following Lacto-bacteria and yeast: Lactococcus lactis ssp. cremoris, Lactococcus lactis ssp.lactis, Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis biovar diacetylactis, S. Thermophilus, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, Lactobacillus kefir, Lactobacillus parakefir, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Kluyveromyces lactis.
The texture depends on the temperature of incubation.
If you incubate at room temperature - the texture will be more liquid. If you incubate with yogurtmaker - the texture will be more yogurt like.
Freeze-dried starter for Mild Kefir
Contains blend of live active bacteria like Lactococcus lactis ssp.cremoris, Lactococcus lactis ssp. Lactis, Lactococcus lactis ssp. Lactis biovar diacetylactis, S. thermophilus, Lactobacillus kefir, Lactobacillus parakefir, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Kluyveromyces lactis.
There is no ''Lactobacilus Bulgaricus'' in this starter and the taste is very mild even after a few recultivations.
If you still wondering which starter to choose please check this article here:How to Choose The Right Starter