Food Comparison

June 2013 Issue

Here’s the Scoop on Greek Yogurt

Greek families have been making it for generations. But a few years ago, food companies decided to get into the Greek yogurt business, a move that has proven popular with consumers. What makes it so special? Traditionally, Greek yogurt is made by straining out the whey (watery liquid) in yogurt, resulting in a thicker, creamier yogurt that is more nutrient-dense. For example, six ounces of traditional yogurt contains approximately five grams of protein, while the same amount of Greek yogurt contains roughly 14 grams.

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