Coconut Yoghurt


Yoghurt is a fermented product obtained by the fermentation of cow milk using lactic acid bacteria such as Streptococcus thermophiles and Lactobacillus delbrueckii spp. Bulgaricus. Yogurt from coconut milk can also be consumed by lactose intolerant. (Yaakob et al. 2012) optimized the ingredients for coconut yoghurt processing. One liter of coconut milk was preheated at a temperature of 90°C for 3 min. It was then cooled till the temperature reduced to 40°C. 3% inoculum was mixed to the coconut milk and the cultured coconut milk was incubated at 37°C for 8 hours then it was stored at 4°C. A combination of soymilk (50%) and coconut milk (50%) has also been used in the preparation of soy-coconut yoghurt. (Belewu et al. 2005). Studies also shows that the there is no significant difference between the yogurt produced from skimmed cow milk and coconut-cow milk composites in all sensory attributes. Thus coconut milk can be used along with cow milk to produce acceptable and affordable yoghurt (Sanful 2009).

Preparation and Quality Assessment of Yoghurt Prepared from Dairy Milk and Coconut (Cocos nucifera, L) Milk

Yoghurt was produced using dairy and coconut milk. Five variants of yoghurt namely plain dairy and coconut yoghurt (variant I), dairy and coconut yoghurt with natural grape pulp (variant II), dairy and coconut yoghurt with synthetic grape flavour (variant III), dairy and coconut yoghurt with natural pineapple pulp (variant IV)... read more