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Opa! Greek Yogurt
You've seen Greek yogurt all over the shelves of your grocery store and listed as an ingredient in recipes from dips and smoothies to marinades and even frosting. But what is Greek yogurt and how does it differ from the non-Greek variety?
Greek yogurt has most of the liquid whey removed through straining. Removing the whey creates a yogurt that is thicker, with more protein and less sugar. This thick consistency is one of the reasons it's a great substitute for sour cream and mayonnaise in recipes.
All yogurt, both Greek and plain varieties, can be a great part of a healthful diet, but always read labels to choose those that are nonfat or low-fat and lower in sugar.
For more information about yogurt in a healthful eating plan, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Eat Right Nutrition Tips section.
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