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Crafty Cultures Natural Yoghurt Starter Culture 50 litres

Crafty Cultures Natural Yoghurt Starter Culture 50 litres

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Crafty Cultures Natural Yoghurt Starter Culture 50 litres
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Practise the ancient tradition of making your own simply delicious fresh yoghurt at home and you’ll be a cultural convert. Crafty Cultures brings you those elusive Starter cultures for making Natural Yoghurt in your own kitchen with the Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophiles strains. Don’t let the big words put you off, simply add the culture to your healthy milk choice and let the culture work its magic, making up to 50 litres of yoghurt. Crafty cultures natural yoghurt starter can be used to culture non-dairy milk alternatives too.  

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  • 1 x 2g sachet of living natural yoghurt starter culture
  • Bacteria strains (probiotics) of Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophiles
  • Makes up to 50 litres
  • This sachet can directly set 50 litres of milk in one batch or if you’d like to make smaller batches at a time use the "daughter culture" method as prescribed in the directions to set up to 50 litres worth of yoghurt over a period of time
  • Has a lifetime of 1 – 2 years if stored correctly. 
  • Best stored in the freezer to prolong its viability (yoghurt doesn’t have an ‘expiry date’ but becomes less and less effective eventually)
  • Can be used to make non-dairy yoghurt*
  • Comes with instruction leaflet

For full instructions on making yoghurt with this culture, please follow this link.

*Please note: this culture contains bacterial strains on an extremely small amount of lactose substrate (milk sugars), this substrate is so extremely negligent that most suppliers don’t even mention it on their product specs but if you are a strict vegan you may feel this is not an option for you

Benefits of yoghurt

Yoghurt is naturally fermented by bacteria that is known as ‘friendly bacteria’ because it is so beneficial for supporting your delicate balance of healthy gut flora. Feeding your gut with healthy bacteria can help ease a number of digestive problems such as wind and bloating and help restore the balance if you have been on a course of antibiotics which can damage your microflora. It’s also filled with nutrients such as calcium, vitamin B2, B12, potassium, and magnesium. Those who are mildly lactose intolerant often find they can tolerate yoghurt because the bacteria convert the lactose into lactic acid.

Why we love homemade…

Apart from being healthy, fun and satisfying making your own traditional and yum food, most commercial yoghurts are filled with artificial colours, flavours, additives, and sugar which can counteract the beneficial effects of yoghurt in your gut, especially the sugar. With homemade yoghurt you can sweeten it with hearty and tasty natural sweeteners such as raw honey, maple syrup or birch xylitol. You also get to choose healthier hormone-free milk options.

Tips for non-dairy Yoghurt

  • Some milk alternatives have less sugar to feed the bacteria than dairy milk, so adding a little bit of sugar can help the fermentation process along - about 1½-2 teaspoons of sugar per cup (rice milk doesn’t need extra sugar)
  • You can culture non-dairy milk but it won’t set so you can consider thickening it with options such as pectin, agar, guar gum, tapioca starch or arrowroot starch


Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophiles starter cultures

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Overall Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

12 out of 15 people would recommend this product

08/05/2020, By Rebecca
Love this
31/12/2019, By Ann-louise
Works really well with any substitute
12/11/2019, By Laylaa
The instructions are a bit confusing are missing some info on how much to use per batch.
01/10/2019, By Joey
This culture is fantastic , makes lots of yoghurt with so little culture needed.
29/09/2019, By Cindy
Absolutely weak culture. I would really like to see how it makes 50 litres, yogurt thin, made a maximum of 15 litres in total.
06/07/2019, By Chelle
Haven't used it yet, but I am surprised by how little is in the package.
Quite pricey for what one gets !
Will rate it again when I've started making the yoghurt.
29/05/2019, By Tish
At first I was very excited about the culture. Then I opened the packet and was really rattled at how little culture is in there. It is misleading to say it makes 100 liters, because it does not. Yes, it might make 100 liters IF you take care of your daughter cultures. However, the yoghurt is excellent. I love it. The taste is good and it is thick and creamy, made from full cream milk. I have not tried low fat milk as yet
01/03/2019, By Stella
Made delicious yogurt. Does what it says, and as mentioned, a little goes a very long way.
28/11/2018, By Ings
Complete and utter rip off and farse. This product states that it has a net weight of 2g. Luckily we decided to weigh it before making our first batch or it would’ve failed completely. We had a total weight of 0,5g (including the packackaging!).
19/11/2018, By Jemma
I feel this product is very misleading. I get the daughter culture usage but I cannot see it making 100L of yogurt in any way. And it is very expensive. Also, it states that it should be in the freezer but it does not get delivered as a cold product and no instructions to put immediately in freezer,
12/07/2018, By Conna
I'm sure it's a great product, but the outside of the packaging should explicitly state to store in the freezer... I bought this as a gift and by the time I handed it over everything had died!!! At R269 it's an expensive trash filler which could have been avoided.
01/07/2018, By boskind
Great tasting yoghurt, better than store bought types. Not sure how you get to make 100 litres though, because I have only made about 3 litres including using daughter cultures and half of the culture is already finished..
15/05/2018, By Maggie
For the first time my coconut yoghurt is nice and creamy. Very nice product. Made a daughter starter and will also try this. The cheese cloth I also bought helps to slightly strain the yoghurt after making it.
27/04/2018, By Sam
Makes great yoghurt
24/02/2018, By BB
Quickly makes thick yogurt every time.

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