Friday, March 1, 2013

What's your flavor? Greek yogurt versus traditional yogurt

About two weeks ago my husband did an early grocery shop for us. I requested that he buy me a couple Chobani Strawberry Greek Yogurts.
Photo: Chobani

As we were cooking dinner that night he asked me a very interesting question. "What is the difference between Greek yogurt and traditional yogurt?" Typically I have an answer for questions like this but this time I was at a loss. Word of mouth coupled with awesome marketing had gotten me to try the yogurt initially. I bought the yogurt, it tasted good and that was enough for me. Hey I'm a fairly simple gal when it comes to food. What can I say?!

So I decided to take to Google...Google is my friend!

Here is what I found out:
Greek versus traditional yogurt-Greek yogurt is strained. Straining removes liquid whey and all the junk that goes along with it ex salt, sugar etc.

Greek yogurt contains only milk and live & active cultures. Milk is a great source of calcium and live and active cultures are important for gastrointestinal health.

Most people are attracted to Greek yogurt for the luxurious texture. Its more light and airy rather than thick, heavy and dense like standard yogurt.

Greek yogurt is high in protein. Protein has multiple functions. It helps repair damaged muscles and is also very filling.

My favorite Greek yogurt is Chobani. I did some additional research online about them. They only use the freshest fruits for their products. They also only use the milk of cows that weren't fed with rBST (growth hormones). In addition to that it is just plain tasty! I need to try different flavors.
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Do you like yogurt? If so what kind??


  1. I always buy plain greek yogurt since the flavored ones have as much sugar as a snickers candy bar! The plain is very low sugar and i add fresh or semi frozen fruit for flavor plus fiber and more vitamins

  2. I did not know this. Interesting! I will have to try that! Thanks