FAQ: I've been hearing a lot about Greek yogurt, and my supermarket's dairy section suddenly seems full of the stuff. What's the difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt, anyway?
Answer: Unlike regular yogurt, Greek yogurt is strained. Straining removes liquid whey, along with some of the salts and sugars dissolved in it. The result is a yogurt that is denser, thicker, creamier, and higher in protein than conventional American-style yogurt.
While full-fat Greek yogurt is especially rich, straining yogurt made from low-fat or non-fat milk still yields a thick, creamy product. Greek-style yogurt has been very successfully marketed in the U.S. in recent years by companies touting its low-fat, probiotic-rich, high-protein nutritional profile along with its indulgent texture.
Popular Greek yogurt brands in the U.S. include Fage, Chobani, and Stonyfield Farm's Oikos line.
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