Greek and Regular Yogurt are more similar than you might imagine. They are made by fermenting milk and adding bacterial culture – which is great for digestive health.

What Is Greek Yogurt?

  • Is regular yogurt that has been additionally strained
  • Contains more whey and lactose is removed from the straining process
  • Has a stronger, tangy flavour
  • Thicker-textured
  • 2x the protein
  • 3x the fat
  • 1/2 the sodium
  • Uses more milk because of the straining process
  • A good substitute for sour cream, mayo and to make tzatziki
  • Is more expensive than regular yogurt because it uses milk

What Is Regular Yogurt?

  • An unstrained yogurt
  • Has a smooth and creamy texture
  • Slightly sour taste
  • Sweeter than Greek yogurt
  • More calcium and sodium
  • Great for smoothies or marinades

Which Yogurt To Choose? 

Both regular yogurt and Greek yogurt are a great choice for health:

  • They are both rich in probiotics
  • Both are complete with proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
  • Excellent sources of calcium, magnesium, vitamin B12, and iodine.

Choose the best option that works for your culinary application or taste preference.