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Curd vs Yoghurt: What’s the difference?

Curd vs Yoghurt: What’s the difference?

Almost all our health concerns can be traced back to our belly. Ensure a healthy gut and the rest will take care of itself.”Behzad Azargoshasb

Curd and yoghurt: the two terms have often been considered to be synonymous

However, you will be surprised to know that they are in fact, different from each other.


  1. Curd or dahi is a dairy product which is made by curdling milk with an edible acidic substance like lemon juice, vinegar and even curd itself

  2. All you need to do is add a spoonful of curd or a few drops of lemon juice or tsp of vinegar in warm milk, and let it stay

  3. It takes around 6 to 8 hours for the milk to turn into curd


  1. Yoghurt, on the other hand, is created by the bacterial fermentation of milk.

  2. To make yoghurt, a yoghurt culture consisting of Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophiles is used

Let’s find out which of the two is healthier and which one of them is better for weight loss.

  1. Curd is an essential part of the Indian diet.

  2. It is a rich source of calcium,Iron, potassium and vitamin B6. may options for lactose-intolerant people.

  3. Curd is natural food itis varies from house to house since it does not contain the standard amount of live bacteria and curd cannot be considered a probiotic.

  4. Yoghurt contains Lactobacillus bacterium i.e. Lactic acid

  5. Yoghurt is a dairy product created by fermenting milk using bacteria

  6. The bacterium that is then used into ferment milk is known as yoghurt culture

  7. This bacterium ferments lactose in milk, thus resulting in the production of lactic acid, which gives the yoghurt a tangy and acidic taste

  8. Yoghurt contains live strains of both Lactobacillus Bulgaris bacterium and streptococcus thermophilus

  9. Yoghurt is an industrial product and could be flavoured

  10. yoghurt contains pantothenic acid or Vitamin B5, protein, potassium and molybdenum

  11. Protein content in yoghurt makes it weight loss-friendly

  12. Potassium content in yoghurt makes it a good option for those with high blood pressure

  13. Yoghurt contains probiotics that provide the gut with healthy bacteria

  14. facilitating healthy gut flora

  15. A healthy gut means great overall health and an improved digestion system

  16. Yoghurt is high in probiotics that can help a person live longer

  17. People who have an allergy to dairy products are advised to consume yoghurt as it does not produce the allergy that is caused by lactose

  18. Curd can also help in improving digestion

  19. Nutrients in curd can be easily absorbed into the digestive system

  20. Studies has shown that curd can help in curing peptic ulcers

  21. Good bacteria in curd might be beneficial for the immune system

  22. Curd is a rich source of phosphorus and calcium Including it in your daily diet can be beneficial for your teeth and bones

  23. Curd can be used for skin care and hair care

  24. Curd is also good for your hair and can help in reducing dandruff, thanks to the antibacterial properties of lactic acid

  25. All you need to do is whip some curd in a bowl and apply it to your hair like a hair mask

  26. Homemade curd, especially one which is prepared with full cream milk may not be as beneficial for weight loss as compared to yoghurt


In the battle of curd VS yoghurt, both are the winners. Our body requires or needs the nutrients present in dairy products for the holistic development of the system.

The presence of live bacteria in both yoghurt and curd makes for a win-win situation.

Apart from that, if you are lactose intolerant and also are strictly into weight loss then you can choose unflavoured greek yoghurt over the curd,

therwise, both these probiotic foods should be included in a balanced diet


Curd vs Yoghurt: What's the difference?
Curd vs Yoghurt: What's the difference?

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