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Old 05-20-2011, 11:33 AM
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Benefits of Greek Yogurt | Greek Yogurt Vs Regular Yogurt

I am sure that most of you have heard about the famous Greek yogurt, a new but also very popular type of yogurt very praised for its qualities. Maybe you’re asking yourself why this kind of yogurt is so special and different from the usual yogurts and which the benefits of Greek yogurt are. I will give you the answers you are looking for.
Greek yogurt also known as strained yogurt has its origin in Crete Island. It is known for being thicker and creamier than the usual yogurts and for his texture which is similar to the sour cream.
The authentic Greek yogurt is usually made from sheep milk not from cow milk because it is the sheep milk that gives it a special flavor and a different consistency. But even in Greece they have started to use cow milk for the Greek yogurt production especially in the industrial production because most people are not familiar with the sheep milk.
Not only the type of milk used to produce the Greek yogurt makes his texture special but also the way it is produced without adding any stabilizers or gelatin to the finished product. It is a dairy product produced by the bacterial fermentation of milk and it can be produced in small quantities by anyone at home. You just need some milk, time and patience and the bacteria will do its job.
This type of yogurt has become very popular these days worldwide mostly because it is very healthy and has lots of protein and probiotics which are live microorganisms that confer health benefits for the host and which can be found in the fermented foods mostly in yogurt. Greek yogurt comprises about double as much protein as the usual yogurts. It also contains calcium, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. It is beneficial to be used like a treatment for a variety of gastrointestinal conditions.
Another one of the great benefits of Greek yogurt is his low-fat content. Some of the Greek yogurts even have 0% fats and like all the yogurts, it has a law number of calories.
Besides the nutritional benefits the Greek yogurt has in any diet, it has become very used for preparing different types of food. It is used very often in the European cuisine especially in the Greek one as base for the famous tzatziki dip, it is used to create lots of Greek dishes or it is served as a dessert mixed with honey, fruits or muesli.

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