Great new Organic Alternative to Quark for the Budwig Diet

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Yeo Valley Organic Kerned Yoghurt

If you’ve been buying quirk in the cheese section at the supermarket you may have missed this. It’s a great new product and very useful for anyone following the Budwig Diet.  It is ideal as an alternative to traditional quark for most people.  Made in the UK by Yeo Valley, it is organic, unpasteurised, contains live cultures, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus and 10% protein which is just about ideal for combining with linseed (flaxseed) oil on the Budwig diet.  It tastes nice and creamy too.

Kerned yogurt alternative to quark cottage cheese for Budwig Diet
Kerned yogurt


Tub size: 175g 450g 850g

Shops stocked: Asda, Waitrose, Ocado, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s Marks & Spencer

Typical values Per 100g

  • Energy 241kJ
  • 57kcal
  • Fat <0.5g
  • of which saturates 0.3g
  • Carbohydrate 3.5g
    • of which sugars 3.5g
  • Protein 10.0g
  • Salt 0.10g

Find out more about Kerned yogurt

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Why Kerned Yogurt is a good alternative to Quark or other cottage cheese.

There are many traditional homemade dairy products made in country kitchens from the UK across Europe to Asia that are called cottage cheese, quark or similar. and right through to India where there are different versions and names.  Whatever the name it is made by “curdling” milk, straining it and usually adding suitable cultures.  10-12% protein is the norm. It is a fresh cheese, some countries don’t really consider it a cheese in the true sense.  It can be full fat, no fat or have added cream.  For the Budwig diet it is usually considered best to go for fat-free versions.

The main things to look for as a dairy product for the Budwig diet are it tastes nice, it needs to be about 10-12 % protein, low-sugar/no added sugar, low fat/fat-free and combines easily with the oil.

British cottage cheese can work for some people but some has salt or other additives and can have a rather gritty texture that makes it hard to mix in. This “Kerned” yogurt has no additives and has a nice smooth texture.