The Neolithic peoples of Central Asia Invented the Yogurt
Yogurt was Invented in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC
Most historical accounts attribute yogurt to the Neolithic peoples of Central Asia around 6000 B.C.. Herdsmen began the practice of milking their animals, and the natural enzymes in the carrying containers (animal stomachs) curdled the milk, essentially making yogurt.
The word “yoğurt” is Turkish in origin.
Recorded history states that Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire, and his armies lived on yogurt.