Starter Cultures

Bulgaria is considered to be the homeland of yogurt, because there the famous Bulgarian bacillus (lactobacillus bulgaricus) was discovered and it was there, where it was used for the first time. A Bulgarian doctor, named Stamen Grigorov, made this revolutionary foundation for a completely new culture of living.

Bulgarian yogurt, as well as Bulgarian yogurt starter cultures, are unique, worldwide famous milk product, which contains large amounts of live and metabolically active cells – the L. bulgaricus and the S. thermophilus. There is also a high number of live beneficial lactic acid bacteria in it, by count between 400 million and 1 billion per gram of yogurt. These bacteria cause profound changes in the milk content and synthesize substances, which positively influence the human organism.

BENEFITS OF HOME MILK PROBIOTIC PRODUCTS AND BULGARIAN YOGURT STARTER CULTURES

  • The complete absence of preservatives, stabilizers, flavorings, thickeners, dyes, sugars (mainly store-yogurt incorporates these ingredients).
  • By cooking homemade probiotic yogurt with yogurt starter culture, you are always guaranteed to get a fresh and lively main probiotic product (in store yogurt, the addition of preservatives and thermal treatment may damage the live probiotic microorganisms and as a result - yogurt is not always fresh).
  • By preparing the product at home, you get the maximum number of live probiotic microorganisms and metabolic products (store-yogurt, contains 10 million living organisms at best, compared to the homemade one - 1 billion in 1 cm³ product, which is much more than the probiotic pills content).
  • All home made dairy products can be used as a probiotic for kids in a very useful and safe manner.
  • “Lactobacillus bulgaricus was the lactic acid starter species with the best Probiotic characteristics among the starter species tested”. C.G.

Many people ask if it is true that the famous Lactobacillus Bulgaricus bacterium is found only in Bulgaria and the correct answer is - no. You can grow the bacteria in different parts of the world (as in fact many people do). But the original yogurt starter culture is of course - unique.

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. Therefore, if 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. Scientists are not sure about the reasons. It is often contributed to the unique climate of the region but certainly more factors influence the preparation process of Lactobacillus Bulgaricus than the environment.

To normalize (recover the state of beneficial microflora in the body) in the daily diet there has to be food, rich in probiotic microorganisms. Therefore, the development of medicines and food products containing selected probiotic strains with specific activity, is the future of modern organic food and bio technologies.

So if you are wondering from where to get yogurt starter cultures please check out our Bulgarian yogurt starter culture products. This will help you to make your own homemade yogurt or cheese.

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Sour Cream Starter Culture - 5 foil-packets

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Traditional Bulgarian Yogurt Starter Culture

New generation of starter culture based on lactic acid bacteria isolated from natural sources in Bul..

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Traditional Bulgarian Yogurt Starter Culture (5L Sachet)

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Traditional Bulgarian Yogurt Starter Culture - 5 foil-packets

New generation of starter culture based on lactic acid bacteria isolated from natural sources in Bul..

$6.99

Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture for Vegan Home Made Yogurt _BG-BIO-04 New

Vegan Yogurt Starter Culture for Vegan Home Made Yogurt _BG-BIO-04

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Vitalakt - Acidophilus Yogurt Starter Culture

Vitalakt - a fermented milk product, which includes a whole range of useful microorganisms, lactic a..

$13.99

Vitalakt - Acidophilus Yogurt Starter Culture - 5 foil-packets New

Vitalakt - Acidophilus Yogurt Starter Culture - 5 foil-packets

Vitalakt - a fermented milk product, which includes a whole range of useful microorganisms, lac..

$6.99

Yogurt Starter Culture (10 Sachets)

Traditional Bulgarian yogurt starter culture.Biological and healthy features of Bulgarian yogurtBulg..

$13.99

Yogurt Starter Culture Rose (10 Sachets)

Traditional Bulgarian yogurt starter culture with a taste of Rosa Damscena Biological..

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