Fermented dairy sounds rather disgusting, as the name suggests something akin to spoiled milk, but in reality most fermented milk products are actually quite delicious! Fermented dairy products are foods like yogurt, cheese, sour cream, and kefir among others. The process of fermentation is usually done by bacteria such as Lactobacillus species, and results in a product that is more shelf-stable than milk, while retaining all of the protein and other substances that give milk its healthy reputation. Fermented dairy has been enjoyed by people dating back to about 10,000 B.C., so that trendy kefir stuff you are now seeing at the local food store is really nothing new…

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