Although it tends to be much less known than the yogurt , the truth is that the kefir is gaining followers among many of our readers. And it is that if we discover how to make kefir at home , we may be encouraged not only to try it, but even become adept at this delicious, nutritious and beneficial natural product.
Due to its 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 above all its differences, we realize that they really are not 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 to say, at the time of obtaining both kefir and yogurt, a fermentation process takes place, but both vary in that in the kefir the milk ferments from a reaction lacto-alcoholic (hence its flavor is much stronger than yogurt), so that 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. Termophilus.
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 you can differentiate them better, then we show you two images, the first corresponds to kefir and the second obviously to a normal yogurt.