The health benefits of probiotics have been recognised for years, but consumers mostly buy them in nutraceutical form. Now, however, you can make your own. Australia’s Microbioflora has produced Progurt, a do-it-yourself yoghurt kit that aims to provide an alternative to those store-bought products.
The company sells a branded DIY yoghurt maker along with accessories including refrigeration tubs, electrolyte complexes, prebiotic syrups and probiotic sachets. With over 1 trillion CFU capability, each Progurt probiotic sachet contains a formulation of multiple strains of probiotic bacteria of human origin to enhance and strengthen the immune system. No artificial flavours, colours or preservatives are added. A starter pack including one incubator, one tub, prebiotic syrup and a pack of 15 probiotic sachets is priced at AUD 440.
Currently, Progurt is available online and through select Australian retailers.