The plain curd brands are prepared from toned milk, while the probiotic brands are prepared from double-toned milk.
2 probiotic brands have been compared which are Nestle a+ Actiplus Probiotic, Mother Dairy Advanced Probiotic. The 10 brands of plain curd which have been compared include Namaste India, Gowardhan, Mother Dairy Classic, Madhusudhan, Nestle a+ Nourish, Ananda Gopaljee, Vita, Amul Masti, Britannia Daily Fresh, and Paras.
The key parameters included milk fat, solids not fat (SNF), milk protein, calcium, phosphorus, carbohydrates, cholesterol and saturated fats. We also carried out a series of tests to check for presence of heavy metals and microbiological contamination.
The samples were tested as per specification laid out by FSS Regulations, 2011 and Indian standard IS: 9617.
Yoghurt is similar to curd but is made using a different strain of bacteria called Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. Other strains of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) may also be added in addition to these in the yoghurt.
Details of test findings on various parameters are available in the 'April Consumer VOICE Print and Digital Magazine’ magazine.