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I Heart Greek Yogurt

There are so many reasons to love Greek yogurt, like Fage brand. According to the experts at the Berkeley Wellness Letter, Greek-style yogurt has about 50 percent more protein than regular yogurt, about 20 grams per eight-ounce cup to regular yogurt's 13 grams.

It is thicker because it is strained and the liquid (aka whey) is removed. Because it has less whey it will stay fresher longer and is less likely to curdle when heated. Greek yogurt also contains less carbs than regular yogurt and therefore less lactose, the sugar in dairy products that can upset some peoples stomachs.

Greek-style yogurt does have some drawbacks, to learn them


It seems that with all good news there comes some bad. Greek yogurt is considerably higher in fat than most other styles of regular yogurt. Make sure that you opt for low-fat or nonfat Greek-style yogurt. It is also lower in calcium than other types of yogurt, but is sill a good source — providing around 150 to 200 milligrams per eight-ounce serving. The recommended daily intake for the mineral is 1,000 milligrams and calcium from food sources is more readily absorbed by the body.

If you don't feel like buying yogurt that has traveled all the way from Greece, Okinos Greek Style Yogurt produced by Stonyfield Farm is organic and tastes great. You could always make your own — you just have to strain it!


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AMP AMP 9 years
I have 1-2 containers of the Trader Joe's brand non-fat greek yogurt a week. I don't know how I'd live without it, I love it so much. I have a very sensitive to lactose stomach, but this yogurt has never given me a problem. I never knew why, but now I do!
misslilad misslilad 9 years
mmmm...greek yogurt with honey is heaven
sophia_HL sophia_HL 9 years
That Oikinos stuff is not as good as Fage. Its a little runny and has a tangy after taste ... and not in a good way. Right now Greek yogurt is a little more expensive because it is more expensive to import it since they have worker strikes at the ports, but the I think the price will come down at least 1/3 by the summer.
saira-xo saira-xo 9 years
i love greek yogurt, i can't eat fruit on it own (don't ask, i'm fussy !) but i always put about a tablespoon of greek yogurt on a fruit salad and it tastes so good !
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
I saw Fage for the first time at whole foods a few weeks ago, but man is it expensive! I'll stick to stonyfield farms, but maybe I'll try Fage once eventually
Momofsteel Momofsteel 9 years
I tried one brand - not Fage, this was a little cheaper - and hated it. It was thick and creamy then a funky taste afterwards. I really wanted to love it. Tried honey and vanilla, low fat. I will try it one more time. How do you make this - by just straining regular yogurt?
emalove emalove 9 years
I've never had it, but maybe I'll try that kind made by Stonyfield Farm. I love that brand.
Amander Amander 9 years
I noticed that Trader Joe's also has their own brand of 0% fat Greek Style yogurt. The fage is yummy!
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
Ladies, I never had Greek Yogurt and I don't think I even seen it in my grocery store. What store do you all get it from? I just started eating plain yogurt and I love it but if this is better, I defin. want to try it.
Stacey-Cakes Stacey-Cakes 9 years
I've never tried Fage, but i have to hit the grocery store tomorrow. I'm definitely going to pick some up.
christengray christengray 9 years
as a gastric bypass post op, fage has saved my life. It has so much protein, it is awesome. I love it mixed with apple butter. No sugar added of course.
fitgirlFL fitgirlFL 9 years
I've been eating yogurt everyday this week and loving it. I totally will have to try the Greek version though. Sounds good!
Allytta Allytta 9 years
it is more expensive as well. i eat yougurt for my calcium.
idawson idawson 9 years
i love it - i am about to top a baked potato with some!
lisabunny lisabunny 9 years
Love Fage! I get the total 0%. It's so creamy it's hard to believe it's non-fat
backnskinnyjeans backnskinnyjeans 9 years
Funny, I'm just now eating some greek yogurt with fig. Yum!
boosha boosha 9 years
I love me some Fage, but Greek Yogurt doesn't contain any of the crime fighting bacterial we all love, Acidophilus. Correct me if I'm wrong...
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I make "yogurt cheese" for recipes that call for sour cream by straining plain nonfat yogurt in the fridge. Just put a coffee filter in a strainer over a bowl and put the yogurt in it. The yogurt you end up with is very thick and creamy.
Tabloid Tabloid 9 years
I've never tried but I would love to.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
I love Fage. I happened to spot it after I had already been wondering where I could find some Greek yogurt. I've tried another one other than Fage for the sake of getting a cheaper one, but I didn't really think it was as good.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
I agree. Best discovery and chance I took in the grocery store was picking up some FAGE yogurt. I ended up loving it, it was like the yogurt my Greek neighbor used to make in her kitchen and share with my family. Then I bought their 0% plain and oh man that is my favorite ever. Even my nephews love that one. It's so versatile.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Sounds yum...
randomname12345 randomname12345 9 years
I love Greek yogurt. It's a good way to get your calcium and dairy for the day. It's also great to cook with. I'm making a Greek yogurt crusted lamb for Easter! :)
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