Siggi’s Nutrition Facts

Siggi's Nutrition

Siggi’s is an Icelandic-style yogurt or skyr that is  manufactured in New York. It is an all natural yogurt made with real fruit when used as an ingredient. As you will see below, Siggi’s is high in protein per serving size. Additionally, the calories are reasonable, especially if you eat the nonfat or lowfat products. …

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What Is Labneh?

what is labneh

Labneh  is a soft cheese from the Middle East made by draining yogurt that contains added salt. It is often formed into balls after it drains and then is preserved in olive oil. It is consumed with a wide variety of foods (honey, olives, in a sandwich, on bread, etc.) depending on the region. It …

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Is Greek Yogurt Lactose Free?

Lactose is the primary sugar in dairy products. When someone is lactose intolerant it means that person has difficulty digesting the lactose. It can cause bloating, cramps, diarrhea, gas, and/or a feeling of sickness. The level of tolerance varies from person to person; therefore, one person may be sensitive to a few bites of dairy …

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Is Greek Yogurt Vegan?

A vegan does not eat meat of any kind, including eggs. They also do not consume dairy products. The majority of Greek yogurt on the market is considered a dairy product because the manufacturers use some sort of mammal milk (cows, goat, etc) to create the product. All milk based Greek yogurt is not vegan. Fortunately for those …

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Does Greek Yogurt Have Live Cultures?

We sampled a few major brands to determine if they had live and active cultures. All the brands listed below did contain  active, live cultures. The  bacteria were listed where available. The potential benefits of these live cultures include gastrointestinal health, alleviating lactose tolerance symptoms, improved colon health, improved immune system health, protection against pathogens, …

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Greek Yogurt vs Sour Cream

Greek Yogurt vs Sour Cream

We have decided to do an article on Greek yogurt vs sour cream since the two are often compared.  Many people will substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream because their taste and texture are similar, but that depends on who you ask. One cup sour cream can be substituted for one cup Greek yogurt, which makes …

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Sugar Free Greek Yogurt Brands

  Have you ever tried to find a sugar free Greek yogurt? Chances are you didn’t have any luck. All yogurt made from animal milk naturally has sugar known as lactose. While technically sugar free Greek yogurt brands do not exist because of the lactose, there are Greek yogurt options that only contain natural sugar from …

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Benefits of Greek Yogurt

Great Source of Calcium: A serving of non-fat plain Greek yogurt (170 g/6 oz) has about 18% of your daily calcium requirement. Calcium is important because it helps us build strong bones when we are young and helps maintain that bone strength as we grow older. Additionally, calcium aids in muscle response and nerve function. Fragile or …

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