What is Greek yogurt?

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Greek yogurt has been strained to remove whey, which then gives it a creamier and thicker texture than traditional yogurt. Whey is the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained. The straining process also removes some of the lactose and creates a product lower in sugar and total carbohydrates. Many enjoy the thicker texture of Greek yogurt, while others may not. Greek yogurt is higher in protein than traditional yogurt, but due to the removal of whey the calcium content may be lower. Many companies are adding calcium back to their products to make the content closer to traditional yogurt. Close examination and comparison of labels is important.

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