After a little research, we learned that the primary difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt is amount of water/whey content. Greek yogurt is made by straining the regular yogurt at least three times thereby removing the whey. This makes Greek yogurt thicker and creamier.
Because more milk is required to make Greek yogurt, it is often more expensive, but it also is much more dense with proteins, calcium, and probiotics. The Greek yogurts have 10 to 14 grams of protein per serving compared with 3 to 10 grams in the other yogurts.
Our Daily Green had a chance to work with FAGE Total Greek Yogurt this past month. We received coupons to try their product in recipes, as part of Bobby Flay's Fill the Fridge recipe challenge. With asparagus in season locally around the nation and here in Ohio, we jumped on the opportunity to try:
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