Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between Curd and Yogurt. Comparison and Differences.
Difference between Curd and Yogurt
Curd is prepared by cooling boiled milk to body temperature & adding 5-10% starter. After 6-8 hours an acidity of 0.9-1% is formed which coagulate the casein & curd is set. Curd is easily digested than milk and contains more vitamin B than milk. Curd is used as marinating & souring agent in cookery.
Yogurt is a variety of curd. Whole, low fat, skim milks & even cream can be used to make yogurt. In production of yogurt, a mixed culture of streptococcus thermophilus, lactobacillus acidophilus is usually added to the pasteurized milk & incubated at 42-46 degree Celsius.
1. Curd is relatively less acidic whereas Yogurt is more acidic.
2. Curd starter includes Lactococcus lactis, Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and lactose fermenting yeasts. Yogurt starter include Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Strept ococcus thermophilus.
3. Curd has and contain natural flavors whereas yogurt has give addition of artificial sweeteners and flavors.