It was there , the Bulgarian bacillus was discovered, which has unique properties. Bulgarian bacillus is an active producer of lactic acid, which, in turn, has a suppressive effect on pathogens, thus helping the body to more actively fight infections. At the same time it develops during fermentation a number of vitamins, amino acids, trace elements and biologically active substances.
Many people ask if it is true that the famous Lactobacillus Bulgaricus bacterium is found only in Bulgaria. The correct answer is no - you can grow the bacteria in different parts of the world (in fact many people do).
What is unique about the Bulgarian strain is that only in Bulgaria it preserves its qualities in further generations of the same strain, i.e. if you use your previous yogurt to start your new batch. If this is how you make your yogurt outside Bulgaria, you will notice that after a batch or two, the yogurt loses its unique taste, physical appearance and qualities. Why this happens, scientists are not sure. It is often contributed to the unique climate of the region but there’s more to creating the perfect conditions for Lactobacillus Bulgaricus than the environment.
Benefits of home milk products
1. The complete absence of preservatives, stabilizers, flavorings, thickeners, dyes, sugars (mostly yogurt-store incorporate these ingredients).
2. Cooking homemade yogurt, you are always guaranteed to get a fresh and lively main product (in-store yogurt, due to the addition of preservatives or heat treatment, the live microorganisms virtually absent and yogurt is not always fresh).
3. To give the product at home, you seek in it the maximum number of live microorganisms and metabolic products (yogurt in the shop at best, contains 10 million living organisms, and home 1 billion in 1 cm 3 of the product).
All home made dairy products can be used as a children's foods, it is very useful and safe.
So how can you prepare Bulgarian yogurt abroad? The answer is simple – use a dried-freeze yogurt starter culture with live Lactobacillus Bulgaricus that was produced in Bulgaria. Use a new culture with every batch of yogurt you make to preserve the unique taste and qualities of the yogurt. In this way you can achieve the traditional taste of yogurt, similar to the one our grandmothers used to make, guaranteed.