Goat milk yogurt with or without Bifidobacterium longum, B. breve, B. pseudolongum, or B. bifidum, and supplemented or not with strawberry aroma were evaluated. Data obtained from hygienic-sanitary and physicochemical analyses were within the values recommended by the Brazilian legislation, except for lactose contents, which were lower than the recommended. In relation to the yogurt bacteria, there was no difference in the counts of Streptococcus salivarius subsp. thermophilus during the storage, and Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus was not detected. The counts of Bifidobacterium spp.ranged from 10(6) to 10(8)CFU/mL, without difference between the species along the time. Considering the addition of flavor or not, the analysis of aroma and time variables showed no statistical difference. The counts of Bifidobacterium spp. demonstrated that none showed a superior value. For the hedonic scale test, there was no difference between yogurts supplemented or not with Bifidobacterium spp., and added or not with strawberry aroma. The study showed to be possible the elaboration of goat milk yogurt supplemented with Bifidobacterium spp. and strawberry aroma, presenting safety, potential for probiotic use, and good acceptability by consumers.
goat milk; yogurt; probiotics; Bifidobacterium; functional food