CoGurt (Coconut yogurt): Highly nutritious non-dairy yogurt
Project Code: 124
This product features a non-dairy coconut milk yogurt, which is formulated specifically to cater to the lactose intolerant consumers. It is highly nutritious, substituting dairy milk with coconut milk through mathematical model to achieve a stable, tasty and nutritious product suitable for all consumers.
Previously, some researchers have used a
mixture of coconut and dairy milk as a substrate for yogurt production. However
this still limits consumption for lactose intolerant people. Prior productions
of yogurt from coconut milk as the only substrate have been carried out but
none have applied mathematical model for optimisation purpose. For the first
time in Malaysia, this product has been developed with optimized formulation of
ingredient and processing parameters using mathematical model. As a result, a
highly nutritious non-dairy yogurt is produced. This product can be obtained in
liquid (end product) and powder form.
The liquid (end product) could be made by pre-heat the coconut
milk for few minutes. After that gelatin will be added, then let it cool. Next,
sufficient amount of mother culture is inserted to the coconut milk mixture.
After that, the coconut milk mixture is left for incubation. Then, the mixture
is kept refrigerated. Subsequently, the yogurt produced will be added with
flavor and store at chilled condition.