What is the weird liquid in yoghurt?

It may not look appetising but it's actually very good for you

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Listen up yoghurt fans!

The truth about yoghurt has been revealed.

The liquid that usually forms and rests on top of the yoghurt that most people freak out over and try to avoid is actually good for you - and should not be poured out.

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Yoghurt lovers recently took to Twitter to express their confusion and even disgust of the mysterious liquid.

For the longest time, we've all been confused about it.

But this liquid has a name. It is called whey, and it's the same liquid that remains after milk has been curdled and strained, and naturally separates and stays on top of the yoghurt.

The liquid has protein and a soury taste. Ideally, you should mix it in with the yoghurt as it makes it creamier.