Why is buttermilk so thick

What is the difference between buttermilk and pure buttermilk?

Buttermilk is a popular thirst quencher, especially on hot days. When buying, it is worth paying close attention to the name, because there are differences. “The manufacturer may add up to ten percent water and up to 15 percent skimmed milk to buttermilk. This does not have to be stated on the packaging, ”explains Susanne Moritz, nutrition expert at the Bavarian Consumer Center. “Pure buttermilk, on the other hand, is not added to water, skimmed or dried milk,” says Moritz. Water may only be withdrawn from it in order to increase the milk dry matter. Pure buttermilk is thicker and tastes more full-bodied than buttermilk with additives.

Buttermilk forms as a by-product of making butter. Their refreshingly sour taste is created by adding lactic acid bacteria afterwards or by adding butter to acidified cream during the production of sour cream butter. Buttermilk contains a lot of protein and minerals and is very low in calories with a maximum of one percent fat.

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