Differences between kefir and yogurt: two dairy products but whose fermentation process makes both are different. Know, therefore, their main differences.

Although it tends to be much less known than yogurt, the truth is that kefir is gaining followers among many of our readers.

Due to their similarity, it is common for many people to think that kefir and yogurt are the same, or that even kefir is a derivative of yogurt. However, when we know what each product consists of, and especially its differences, we realize that they are not really the same.

Differences between kefir and yogurt

We must bear in mind that we are faced with two variations of the same process.

That is, when it comes to obtaining both kefir and yogurt, a fermentation process occurs, but both vary in that in kefir the milk ferments from a lacto-alcoholic reaction (hence its flavor is much stronger than yogurt), so that it not only ferments the milk sugar but also the casein and albumin. In the case of yogurt, however, fermentation is only lactic, and we also find two types of bacteria: L. Bulgaricus and S. Thermophilus.

Not only can we find differences in the fermentation process, but also in its appearance.  And is that while kefir is liquid, yogurt tends to be solid.

So that you can differentiate them better, below we show you two images, the first corresponds to kefir and the second obviously to a normal yogurt.


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