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Yogurt has a storied history dating back 4000 years, when ancient inhabitants of Bulgaria carried fermented sheep's milk in bags around their waists.
April 25, 2014
A mildly sour-tasting yogurt is Bulgaria’s heritage, and is still considered the best of all dairy products currently available. Bulgarians consume ~400,000 tons per year. Nothing tastes quite like it.
In response to a challenge, food manufacturers have developed lower-calorie dairy products that consumers just love. Because of these reduced-calorie foods and beverages, companies have reported improved financial performance.
Minimally populated Idaho means plenty of open space for raising dairy cows. That smaller population means only a portion of milk produced here goes directly to consumers. That leaves millions of pounds of liquid milk available to make yogurt, cheese and other dairy-related products.
Educating Americans about your products’ place in a DASH diet will become even more important leading up to and following the release of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines typically focus on a positive approach to reduce risk of or lower elevated blood pressure, including through following the DASH diet.
Milk processors and dairy farmers are coming together with Feeding America to launch the Great American Milk Drive – the first-ever nationwide program that will encourage consumers to donate milk to hungry families.
Sea salt/caramel continues to be a popular combination in foods, especially dairy. Other classic combos are raspberry/dark chocolate, mango/peach, and strawberry/granola. Dairy Foods looks at flavors used by processors in their new lines.
Research shows people can detect as little as a 10% difference in the amount of salt in cheese. By reducing the variability of sodium, manufacturers can not only lower the average amount of sodium but also increase customer satisfaction.