Apparent viscosity of ultra-high-temperature (UHT) treated milk and of yogurt prepared from this milk was studied and compared to that of vat-treated milk and yogurt. UHT-treated milks (149 C, 3.3 sec) had an apparent viscosity of 2.3 to 2.7 cp, while the apparent viscosity of vat-treated milks (63 C and 82 C, 30 min) ranged from 1.9 to 2.0 cp. The apparent viscosity of unheated (raw) milk was 1.7 cp. The apparent viscosity of yogurt prepared from UHT-treated milk became nearly constant at 0.8 cp after 14 min of shearing, while the apparent viscosity of yogurts prepared from vat-treated milks ranged from 1.8 to 3.8 cp under the same conditions. All yogurts exhibited thixotrophic behavior.

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