What is Leben?

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    👑RebYidd23
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    I’ve been buying it for years and I still don’t know what it is.

    #1199442
    Joseph
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    It is life. ????

    #1199443
    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    don’t know, never had it, despite living in EY for 2 decades. Let me know when you figure it out.

    #1199444
    Little Froggie
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    It’s something you make. Something you hack.

    #1199445
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Twelb minus one.

    #1199446
    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    “Twelb minus one.”

    lol. glad to hear you’re back to making jokes.

    #1199447
    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    “It is life. ????”

    ? Is that Yiddish or something?

    #1199448
    Joseph
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    Yes.

    #1199449
    golfer
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    Middle Eastern yogurt

    #1199450
    Lightbrite
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    It’s yogurt that spreads easily and tastes awesome with Za’atar

    #1199451
    yehudayona
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    lightbrite, I assume you’re talking about unflavored leben. Chocolate leben with zaatar would be … interesting.

    #1199452
    Lightbrite
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    Lol they make chocolate leben?

    Yes def the plain version. I was drooling over those Lebanese round flatbread things in the shook or someplace where they make it before your eyes and then spread leben on top with zaatar and roll it up

    Chocolate leben with za’star would def be interesting to say the least!

    #1199453

    leben is thicker then yogurt but not as thick as pudding

    #1199454
    yitzyk
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    Leben is thinner than yogurt, especially Greek yogurt. I tasted it only once, and it tasted to me like spoiled milk (which is probably not far from the truth.) Nevertheless, my kids love it. They poke a straw right through the foil top and slurp it away in seconds. I don’t think you can drink yogurt with a straw.

    I assume it is based on yogurt but just more diluted (possibly with milk).

    I don’t think it’s more diluted, just less yogurtized

    #1199455
    👑RebYidd23
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    What species is it?

    #1199456
    golfer
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    I’m guessing Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus.

    #1199457
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Leben and yogurt are basically the same. The main difference is cultural.

    #1199458
    Lightbrite
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    “yogurtized” is an excellent adjective!

    I wanted to say that it is more runny. Then that sounded weird. The next best word was thin, but then it’s not like traditional yogurt is fat. Just thicker.

    Maybe it moves faster and is less condensed than standard yogurt.

    DaasYochid: Both are multicultural. They can be very open-minded and welcoming to other strains. Technically yogurt making containers need to be sanitized beforehand, like with boiling water. Otherwise whatever is on your hands and/or in that glass/ceramic/etc-ware will grow too. A milky petri dish.

    #1199459
    Shopping613 🌠
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    I still don’t get it….*shakes head*.

    I beleive it’s some sort of milchig thing

    #1199460
    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    Ice cream is better. So is chocolate.

    #1199461
    huju
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    Leben is the process, effected by yeast, that makes bread rise. During Pesach, we eat only unlebened bread. I don’t know why they use it as the name of a yogurt.

    #1199462
    WinnieThePooh
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    huju, they don’t use it as a name for yogurt. you mean leaven (English word) not leben (originally Arabic, now used in Hebrew). I assume that Leben is derived from lavan, white, the color of milk. An etymology search told me that Leaven comes from French, levain, which derives from the French levare, meaning to raise up.

    Wikepedia defines leben as curdled milk with the butter removed, also known as buttermilk.

    #1199463
    huju
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    To Winnie the Pooh: I know I was kidding. I hope you were, too.

    #1199464
    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    huju, when I saw the reference to Pesach, at first I thought you were talking about “libun”.

    If Winnie the Pooh is right, then they actually are both from the same shoresh, I think.

    #1199465
    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    And yes, I know you were kidding.

    #1199466
    WinnieThePooh
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    I wasn’t sure, and I was afraid to take it as a joke in case you were not.. or maybe the next poster would not be. It’s hard sometimes to read things properly without facial expressions.

    maybe we should start using those little cute smiley face thingies (emoticons, I think they are called?)

    #1199467
    ajewfrommonsey
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    leben is a fountain

    #1199468
    huju
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    LeBen is the French name for a giant clock in London.

    #1199469
    Hashemisreading
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    lemon with a stuffed nose

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