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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More Bad News for Greek Yogurt

Posted by on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 6:01 AM

Not only is it worse for you than mayonnaise. It's also—gasp—not Greek!

 

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raindrop 1
Somebody please tell Jamie Lee Curtis!
Posted by raindrop on August 30, 2011 at 7:36 AM · Report this
badstone 2
it also has something like 23 grams of protein per serving, more than Trader Joe's protein shake mix.
Posted by badstone on August 30, 2011 at 7:45 AM · Report this
3
It's not Bulgarian either. While the bacterial strain might be from around there, all of the yogurt you'll get in south-east Europe is essentially drinkable keifer and not super-thick.
Posted by Faber on August 30, 2011 at 8:12 AM · Report this
TVDinner 4
Thank you. I have been vindicated.
Posted by TVDinner http:// on August 30, 2011 at 8:47 AM · Report this
5
So fucking what? It's tasty and delicious, even if mayo -> yogurt substituters are weird.
Posted by "well, ACTUALLY" nitpickers are the worst on August 30, 2011 at 9:04 AM · Report this
brandon 6
I KNEW IT! Read the amount of cholesterol on the label. It's insane, you might as well chug heavy cream.
Posted by brandon on August 30, 2011 at 11:11 AM · Report this
Baby Blue 7
Both the Oikos and Trader Joe's non-fat plain greek yogurt have only 80 calories, 0 grams of fat, only 6 grams of carbs, and no cholesterol. They do, however, have 230mg of potassium, 15 grams of protein, and 20% of the RDA for calcium. How is this worse than mayo? Maybe I should read the article. Sigh.
Posted by Baby Blue on August 30, 2011 at 11:26 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 8
@6 - That sounds delicious.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on August 30, 2011 at 11:54 AM · Report this
keshmeshi 9
@3,

Is there such a thing as non-drinkable kefir?
Posted by keshmeshi on August 30, 2011 at 11:59 AM · Report this
Simone 10
While in Turkey a few months ago I had Ayran (cold beverage of yogurt mixed with cold water and sometimes salt) for lunch almost everyday. It was pretty much all I needed though sometimes I had some fruit along with it.
Posted by Simone on August 30, 2011 at 12:22 PM · Report this
11
Actually the non-fat yogurt contains no fat, and the regular stuff does not contain that much. I am the first to be skeptical of fads, but I'm all for "Greek" yogurt. Whether it's Greek or not, it tastes a million times better than syrupy spoogy yoplait.
Posted by matt! on August 30, 2011 at 12:54 PM · Report this
badstone 12
the plain yogurt is also a good substitute for sour cream on pierogis or quesadillas
Posted by badstone on August 30, 2011 at 3:19 PM · Report this

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