Lactose intolerance occurs when an individual lacks the enzyme lactase, which breaks down the lactose into simple sugars. Our EasiYo Yogurts typically contain around 3% lactose in the final product. This is slightly less than cow’s milk (~4.6%).
Some of the lactose is broken down into lactic acid during fermentation. However, it is thought that yogurt is particularly special because the yogurt cultures contain enzymes that are released in the intestine that can break down the lactose.
This is why yogurt with even comparable lactose content to standard milk may be suitable for mildly lactose intolerant people.