10 Things You Never Knew About Yakult, And Singapore Is The ONLY Country With Different Yakult Flavours


Do you know that Singapore is the ONLY country in the world where you can find different flavours of Yakult?

The globally popular probiotic drink Yakult was first manufactured in Japan and introduced to the market in 1935.

Today, it is consumed by people in 40 countries and regions around the world every day. It is Japan’s #1 selling beverage overseas.

With his passion in preventive medicine, founder Dr. Minoru Shirota discovered that lactobacilli were effective in suppressing harmful bacteria within the intestines. Named after him, the Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota is made into a drink by adding billions of it to fermented skim milk solution – a drink we now know as Yakult.

If you’ve been drinking Yakult, you do know it helps maintain a healthy digestive system. But here are 10 things you probably never knew about this well-loved drink:

Singapore is the only country with different flavours of Yakult
The manufacturing process of Yakult is standard for all countries, yet the Yakult available in Singapore has more variety of flavours.

Did you know that it is the only country with grape, orange, and apple flavoured Yakult?

Yes, ONLY Singapore. (This makes

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