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Does all yogurt have live active cultures in it or do I have to read all these brands in the grocery store?


Asked by Shines3 at 11:05 AM on Oct. 29, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Sorry about that. I fixed the link.

    National Yogurt Association


    Answer by earlgrey at 11:32 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • All have cultures but not all are live and active.

    Answer by ballewal at 11:06 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • Like ballewal said. Yogurt is made by introducing cultuers into milk, but not all brands still have live, active cultures by the time they get to the store shelf.

    The three brands I buy and eat most often all have live cultures: YoPlus, Activia, and Fage. (Of the three, YoPlus has the most different cultures, but I actually prefer Fage.)

    Answer by geminilove at 11:23 AM on Oct. 29, 2010

  • You absolutely need to read the labels. Real yogurt does not have gelatin or other thickeners. Stick with plain, organic yogurt, and flavor it at home (I like to puree fruits and add maple syrup)

    Answer by rkoloms at 12:23 PM on Oct. 30, 2010

  •  I looked this up . On the right, there's a logo that they developed to help you identify live and active culture.

    National Yogurt Association    Live and Active Culture (LAC) Yogurt FAQ's:


    Answer by earlgrey at 11:26 AM on Oct. 29, 2010