Healthiest Buttermilk brands in India

Homemade Buttermilk is being fast replaced by packed buttermilk. One reason is ready availability and the other is longer shelf life as compared to homemade buttermilk. Consumer VOICE checked the nutritional content of some popular brands to know the healthiest buttermilk brands in india which are safer for regular consumption.

Brands Compared: Amul, Mother Dairy, Ananda, Nilgiri and Namaste

What is Buttermilk?

Buttermilk is typically produced by lactic acid fermentation of low-fat milk with a mixture of mesophilic lactic acid bacteria used as a starter / culture. It has a mild acidic taste and a smooth viscous texture. The increased acidity is primarily due to lactic acid, a by-product naturally produced while fermenting lactose, the primary sugar found in milk. To keep bacteria live refrigeration of buttermilk is required.

Shelf life of Packed Buttermilk

To increase the shelf life heat treatment of buttermilk is done but bacteria will be dead. After heat treatment refrigeration of buttermilk is not required. Examples are Amul Masti and Nilgiri in tetra pak.

Brands Compared

We chose seven popular brands of buttermilk to interpret the nutritional information given on their labels.

Parameters Compared

  • Energy
  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Sugar
  • Salt

Consumer VOICE Recommendations and Key Findings of Buttermilk Brands

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