Greek yogurt is a variety of dairy yogurt that is very creamy which is made by straining whey and lactose from regular yogurt.This results in a thicker texture with more protein and less sugar as compared to regular yogurt. The process for making Greek yogurt requires milk to be first heated, then cooled to a temperature (106-114°F) then bacterial cultures are added. The mixture is left to ferment with Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus which results in production of lactic acid,which gels the milk proteins producing regular yogurt.This regular yogurt is strained to remove whey and lactose, leaving behind a thicker-textured yogurt called greek yogurt.
When buying greek yogurt opt for the plain variety and not the flavoured ones as they contain much sugar and additives thus negating the health benefits of greek yogurt.
Flavoured greek yogurt may contain high doses of sugar and additives which is harmful for health.(2)
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