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What is Lassi?

YINI fermented milk around the World - What is Lassi?

For centuries, fermented milks have provided essential nutrients and health benefits in human diets.
Milk fermentation is as simple as adding live ferments to milk, leading to dozens of popular recipes around the world. How different are they? Get the science facts about lassi, greek yogurt, skyr, laban, ayran, kefir… and many more.

Fermented milks around the World : Lassi

Lassi, a creamy, frothy fermented milk drink, blended with water and various fruits or seasonings and always served chilled:

  • Either sweet or salted
  • Dilution with aromatic water boosts its thirst-quenching ability
  • Sometimes consumed to help relieve the burning sensation of spicy foods

Lassi or Dahi?

Lassi is also called stirred dahi. Dahi is a semi-solid (set) curd, usually served plain and unsweetened. It forms the base for a number of other fermented dairies such as lassi, chhach or shrikhand.

A indian origin and a worlwide success

Fermented dairy products have a special place in Indian diet: Products such as Dahi, Lassi, Shrikhand, Chhach are consumed throughout the country on regular basis.
Lassi is becoming popular worldwide

Nutrition and health benefits of Lassi

Digestion facilitator

As in all fermented dairy

  • Lactose level reduced by 20-30%.
  • The fermentation process improves the bioavailability of fatty acids & protein (freeing peptides)

Other effects under study

  • Rosewater flavored lassi is made with an extracted aromatic oil that might show stimulant and antispasmodic benefits: traditionally recommended against headaches & rheumatism

All the information about Lassi in one infography

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