Yogurt is a dairy product, which is made by blending fermented milk with various ingredients that provide flavor and color. The process of milk fermentation has been practiced widely in Kenya with communities from the Rift Valley having ‘Mursik’ that is fermented in gourds.
There are however modern production methods that can be done cheaply by an upcoming entrepreneur.
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In general, yogurt is made with a variety of ingredients including milk, sugars, stabilizers, fruits and flavors, and a bacterial culture. To enhance taste fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and peaches are added. Alternatively, other flavorings such as vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and even mint can be used. Creativity has taken off with the availability of a wide range of natural and artificial flavorings.
The Manufacturing Process
The general process of making yogurt includes modifying the composition of milk by adding bacterial culture, pasteurizing the milk; fermenting at warm temperatures; cooling it; and adding fruit, sugar, and other
Yoghurt can be sold locally to shops and kiosks or even to supermarkets. You can also use hawkers to sell your product where there are large crowds of people like in bus stations. If your product is well made you will not lack a market.
The future of yogurt manufacturing will focus on the development of new flavors and longer lasting yogurts. Consumer tastes dictate the introduction of new flavors.
You can capture the market by coming up with new and innovative flavors. The target market for yoghurt producers comprises of young people who are imaginative and experimental.
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