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Culture Club : Lactobacillary Trivia

April 29, 1993| The Washington Post

Top 10 Yogurt Flavors 1. Strawberry 2. Plain 3. Raspberry 4. Blueberry 5. Peach 6. Cherry 7. Vanilla 8. Lemon 9. Mixed Berries 10. Tropical Fruit (In order of popularity) Source: Find/SVP Inc.

Best-Selling Yogurts in United State 1. Dannon (Dannon) 2. Yoplait (General Mills) 3. Light 'n Lively (Kraft General Foods)

Yogurt Demographics * About 30% of Americans eat it regularly, compared to 82% of the French. * Women are the primary consumers, representing 86% of all yogurt consumption. * About 76% of all yogurt is consumed by people 54 years of age or younger. * Baby boomers eat more yogurt than previous generations, and they're feeding it to their young children too. Source: Find/SVP Inc.

Dictionary of Live and Active Cultures Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus : The two most common cultures, they are required in making yogurts in this country. Lactobacillus acidophilus : Increasingly yogurts are containing this culture, which some researchers believe may lower the production of carcinogens in the intestinal flora, among other possible health benefits. It also survives in the gastrointestinal tract, thereby counteracting other potentially harmful bacteria. Bifidobacteria : The latest bacteria on the block, bifido comes to the United States from Japan, where it is widely used in milk products. Like acidophilus , it survives in the intestinal tract.

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