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Greek Yogurt Facts

Greek yogurt is made using sheep`s milk by traditional straining techniques producing its famous thick and creamy consistency. Greek yogurt is natural with no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners. Plus, the straining process removes some of the milk, sugar, and lactose, making the yogurt less likely to upset the lactose-intolerant. The presence of live, active and probiotic cultures help boost the immune and digestive systems.

Greek yogurt is famous worldwide, and stands out from the rest because it is strained extensively to remove a lot of the liquid whey, lactose and sugar, giving it its thick consistency.

In comparison to regular yogurt it has advantages in providing people with a creamier, healthier and convenient product, with a similar amount of calories. 
Greek yogurt can have up to twice the protein, yet half the amount of sugar, which from a dietician`s opinion can help promote fullness. This is particularly good for vegetarians who struggle to take in enough nutrients, and also an easy way to get calcium into your diet without drinking milk.

It also has numerous health benefits including low cholesterol and sodium.  Although, the fat content can be high in Greek yogurt but for dieters low fat options are available still with the same creamy taste.

A treat on its own, the higher fat content makes Greek yogurt less likely to curdle when heated, so it works well in soups, sauces, and other cooked dishes such as moussaka.

Greek yogurt is part of the daily diet in Greece and delicious eaten on its own as a sweet or savoury dip see tzatziki