Expired yogurt is fine to eat as long as it is consumed within a certain amount of time. For example, unopened regular yogurt can be consumed two to three weeks past its sell-by date.
Other types of yogurt, such as Greek yogurt or reduced-fat yogurt, are safe to consume one to two weeks after the sell-by date as long as the yogurt is unopened. Yogurt with fruit is generally safe to consume seven to 10 days past its sell-by date. Yogurt that has been opened should be consumed within a week after opening. If yogurt has mold or is overly watery, it should be discarded immediately.Learn More
According to WebMD, yogurt is healthy because it provides good bacteria essential for the gut, prevents yeast infections and provides on average 9 grams of animal protein per 6 ounces. It is a source of calcium, magnesium, potassium and other vital nutrients.Full Answer >
About.com states that yogurt made with live bacteria is not likely to cause gas. BottomLinePublications states that yogurt that includes probiotic supplements and artificial sweeteners can cause bloating and gas.Full Answer >
Yogurt contains beneficial bacteria known as probiotics. Typically, probiotics found in yogurt are from the species Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus or Streptococcus thermophilus. These are both bacterial species that thrive in the human digestive tract and promote healthy gut flora.Full Answer >
According to EatByDate, most yogurt lasts 2 to 3 weeks after the expiration date. Certain varieties of yogurt may have a shorter or longer shelf life. For example, Greek yogurt and reduced fat yogurt only last 1 to 2 weeks after the printed expiration date.Full Answer >