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What an interesting post, Cristina. I knew next to nothing about chia seeds. And the strawberry yogurt sounds wonderful.
Sharon

Jürgen Neubauer

Alpura is a good choice, but I find Santa Clara even better. Unfortunately, since it's a comparatively small company based in Real del Monte, it's difficult to find outside DF and Pachuca. But since you now live in DF, you can find it in Superama anc City Market, I believe, or in the Santa Clara cafes. They have great ice cream, as well.

Jessireil

I love Steve! I live in the Napa Valley and am a regular of Ranch Gordo. In fact I saw Steve speak yesterday at a function with the UC Davis, CA Library. He was great!

I have made my own yogurt and it will not thicken the way I want it to. I will be adding Chia seeds immediatly! Thank you for the great idea.

Alice Liao

I find the Alpura natural yogurt too runny, as well. Lala now makes a non-sweetened plain yogurt, and it is a thicker consistency. I found it at Soriana in Polanco...Alice Liao

Alice, thank you so much for your comment. Today (May 10, 2011) I went to Superama to investigate this new product from Lala. Here's what I found out:

The reason the non-sweetened natural Lala yoghut is thick is that it is full of almidón (starch), grenatina (gelatine), and pectina (pectin). Even though the Lala yoghurt contains no sugar, these added thickeners are metabolized as carbohydrates--exactly as sugars are metabolized, per the Lala label. Unfortunately these carbohydrates are not acceptable for my dietary restrictions, although they may certainly work for you and others.

According to the Alpura ingredients label, their yoghurt contains no carbohydrate-heavy thickeners. As I mentioned in this article, I add artificial sweetener and a bit of salt--just for personal preference. I still prefer to thicken the Alpura yoghurt with fruit and chía.

Thank you again for writing; it was fascinating to compare and contrast the two products side by side...Cristina


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I wish Alpura Yogurt was more available in the Melaque area. Bodega Aurrera used to carry it nearby but now it's a drive to Manzanillo and Walmart. Even Soriana doesn't carry it any longer

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