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  1. #1 Is there no lactic acid in yogurt? 
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    Yogurt is milk whose lactose has been digested into lactic acid by bacteria, which causes the milk proteins to curd. However, the list of components on yogurts do not mention the lactic acid, even when there is a long list of micronutrents. I am puzzled. Is there lactic acid or not in yogurts?


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    There will be some lactic acid in yoghurt but food manufactures are a little tricky with there labeling... Lactic acid is sometimes simply listed as "carbohydrate" or "carbohydrate by difference". It can also be included as its E number (which is E270).

    Are any of these listed in the ingredients?


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    Thanks for your quick answer.
    It says 14g of carbs per 100g, of which 14g is sugar. So there is no non-sugar carb listed. Furthermore, it is only in German and French, while all the others things on the package include Italian, our third national language here in Switzerland. It shows they are not very serious. Nothing indicates there might be lactic acid...
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    There may be other ways of "hiding it", the information I gave was how it is normally done in the UK. It may be different where you are in Switzerland. If it is a concern maybe ring up the manufacturer (there is usually a customer service number on the pot) and ask them.
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