The discovery of Lactobacillus bulgaricus – the unique ingredient of the Bulgarian probiotic yogurt

In the early 20th century, the Russian scientist Ilya Mechnikov from the Pasteur Institute in Paris studied the causes of aging.  According to his studies the origin of human diseases is a result of the putrefactive microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract. His study shows that Bulgaria ranks first in number of centenarians in good health – with 426 people in every million who are older than 100 years, the second place is for Turkey – with 318 centenarians per million inhabitants, the third – Colombia – with 311 and etc.

According to him, the reason for the longevity of the Bulgarians is the consumption of Bulgarian yogurt because of its probiotic effect, which fight and reduces the putrefactive microorganisms in the human organism.

The probiotic bacteria that causes the fermentation and the production of Bulgarian probiotic yogurt – Lactobacillus bulgaricus was discovered by the Bulgarian scientist Dr. Stamen Grigorov in 1905. He studied and described the microflora of Bulgarian yogurt and found that the fermentation is due to the interaction between two bacteria:

– a rod-shaped bacterium of – Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus/ Lactobacillus bulgaricus

– and a globular-shaped bacterium – Streptococcus thermophilus

Three years later, the Russian scientist Prof. Ilya Mechnikov confirmed the discovery of Dr. Stamen Grigorov.

The probiotic yogurt contains live bacteria with probiotic properties

What is Probiotic?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that have a particular importance for the human health.

They live in the digestive tract of the human body, improve digestion and fight pathogens and the “bad” bacteria. Antibiotic treatment destroys not only disease-causing microorganisms but also the “good” and the necessary for the intestinal balance bacteria.

The impaired balance can be restored and improved by consuming foods and products that contain live probiotic bacteria such as Lactobacillus bulgaricus.

The best probiotic yogurt is the delicious probiotic yogurt

What makes Bulgarian yogurt the best probiotic yoghurt in the world?

In “” we have described and listed many times the health benefits of eating Bulgarian yogurt – Read more here.

The beneficial properties of Bulgarian probiotic yogurt are numerous – it stimulates the intestinal microflora and the whole immune system, it has anti-tumor, dietary and healing properties and it is even used as a natural cosmetic product.

Bulgarian yogurt is not only the most healthy and probiotic diary product but also has an incomparable delicious mild-sour taste which makes it an ideal addition to any menu, and has a special place in the Bulgarian culinary.

All these facts – historical, scientific and other – allow Bulgarians to claim that Bulgarian yogurt is indeed the best probiotic yoghurt in the world.

If in doubt – just try it!