Saturday, August 4, 2012

How it's made!

Geli Fruits & Yogurt Creations is a stirred yogurt made from real fresh milk from a dairy farm in Bukidnon, fermented perfectly using selected bacterial cultures and added with imported blueberry and strawberry preserves to achieve the right blend of creamy, fruity and tartish taste just right for Filipino palates.

A batch of Geli Fruits & Yogurt Creations starts by pasteurizing the milk to 80 degrees Celsius to eliminate pathogenic microorganisms and conditions the protein in milk. It is then cooled to 43 degrees Celsius and yogurt cultures of Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus are added. Fermentation takes about 6-8 hours for the yogurt cultures multiply and produce enough lactic acid for yogurt to become sour. At this stage, milk that was pasteurized, inoculated with yogurt culture and incubated for 6-8 hours is now called yogurt!

Fruit preserves and sugar are then added to the yogurt coining the name "stirred yogurt" or Swiss-style (US).

The stirred yogurt is then packed hygienically in 250 mL and 1 liter bottles and chilled it to slow down further fermentation that will make it too sour to consume.

A bottle of Geli Fruits & Yogurt Creations can last up to 2 weeks in refrigerated condition.