Such a drink as yogurt or similar to it is in the cuisines of almost all countries of the world. With us, it is in special gastronomic honor and is sold in two forms: drinking and as a dessert. Also, many people make homemade yogurt, for the preparation of which they use a special sourdough. Therefore, the question of how long an open bag of yogurt can be stored, as well as how to store homemade yogurt and sourdough for its preparation, is of interest to many. At home, this product can be stored in the refrigerator, but the sourdough perfectly retains its beneficial qualities in the freezer.
The most important thing about storing yogurt
- When storing yogurt, it is important to observe the temperature regime. After all, it is made on the basis of living cultures that retain their properties for a limited time.
- The shelf life of store-bought yogurt due to the presence of preservatives and home-made yogurt differ significantly. Live homemade yogurt can be stored for no more than 3 days.
- Yoghurts with the addition of fruits cannot be stored for a long time, unlike a pure natural product without sugar, which does not change its taste and properties for a relatively long time.
How to store homemade yogurt
Made from natural sourdough, homemade yogurt is a healthy drink that can replace a good breakfast. You can add fruit, honey, corn flakes, or chocolate drops to taste. How long to store homemade yogurt depends on how it is prepared.
Pure yogurt made in separate jars can be stored under a tightly closed lid for no longer than 3 days in the refrigerator. A ready-made yogurt dish should be eaten during the day, its shelf life does not exceed 12 hours. Opened homemade yogurt in a jar is also stored for no longer than 12 hours.
Many housewives prepare this delicious product, after which they transfer it to jars. How long you can store yogurt prepared in a slow cooker depends on the temperature in the refrigerator.
At a temperature of +3°C, it will remain fresh for 3 days, and at +10°C, the shelf life of an open homemade yogurt does not exceed a day.
How long to keep open yogurt
After buying a bag of drinking yogurt, it is not always possible to consume it at a time. How long open yogurt can be stored in the refrigerator depends on the number of preservatives added by the manufacturer. But since the taste of this product deteriorates after a few hours, it is best to consume it within 3 hours after opening the package.
How to store yogurt starter
You can find a quality starter for making yogurt on the shelf with this product. How much and how to store the starter for yogurt is always indicated on the package.
Unused leftovers can be placed in the freezer and stored at -18°C for up to 2 years.
This does not affect the taste of the finished product at all, and how long the finished yogurt can be stored later.