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    full-fat vs fat-free greek yogurt?

    I found greek yogurt at the supermarket! (Not easy, all yogurts I've seen here are low-fat regular sweetened yogurt)

    Just wondering what the difference is between full-fat or fat-free except for the fat content? I mainly want to add it to my diet for probiotics and some variety.

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    The fat content is the best part. Yum.

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    Also, when they take out the fat, they replace it with extra milk solids to improve the texture which means the yogurt ends up being higher in lactose (a sugar) than real milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleobird View Post
    Also, when they take out the fat, they replace it with extra milk solids to improve the texture which means the yogurt ends up being higher in lactose (a sugar) than real milk.
    Fage and Chobani do not do this. Same amount of lactose in Fage full vs non fat and same amount of lactose in Chobani non vs low fat. I like to get the non fat of either and add coconut oil. That way I get the amount and type of fat I want. I already get plenty of dairy fat with cheese and butter. No need for more in my yogurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artbuc View Post
    Fage and Chobani do not do this. Same amount of lactose in Fage full vs non fat and same amount of lactose in Chobani non vs low fat. I like to get the non fat of either and add coconut oil. That way I get the amount and type of fat I want. I already get plenty of dairy fat with cheese and butter. No need for more in my yogurt.
    I totally agree. I eat Fage and really can't tell the difference between 0% and 2% besides a little creaminess. Nutritionally they're almost identical besides the fat content.
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    The fat is the same as found in butter. And the Pure full fat yogurt has had the lactose fermented out by the microorganisms. Whereabouts are you? In Australia every supermarket has at least 4 different brands of Greek Style yogurt.

    It also makes a great drink "Ayran" which Turks drink by the gallon, just whisk a couple of heaped tablespoons of full fat Greek Style Yogurt into a cup of water in a bowl and drink as a smoothie. Turks are mostly lactose intolerant so this is their drinking "milk". Sheeps yogurt is the best if you can get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAtTaree View Post
    The fat is the same as found in butter. And the Pure full fat yogurt has had the lactose fermented out by the microorganisms. Whereabouts are you? In Australia every supermarket has at least 4 different brands of Greek Style yogurt.

    It also makes a great drink "Ayran" which Turks drink by the gallon, just whisk a couple of heaped tablespoons of full fat Greek Style Yogurt into a cup of water in a bowl and drink as a smoothie. Turks are mostly lactose intolerant so this is their drinking "milk". Sheeps yogurt is the best if you can get it.
    Is there any difference between 'greek yogurt' and 'greek-style yogurt'? Fage is the only brand in our supermarket that's 'greek yogurt'.

    I went to a gourmet supermarket yesterday and found sheep's yogurt!

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    The yogurt brand I found is Fage. Only full-fat and 0% fat. There are no other brands of Greek yogurt here, only 'greek-style' yogurt.

    How do you know whether the lactose content is the same or not?

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    I'v always had the full fat version every day. I don't see the point in low fat versions of anything
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Seekins View Post
    I'v always had the full fat version every day. I don't see the point in low fat versions of anything
    That is why I add coconut oil. Gives me much more flexibility in how much and what type of fat I eat. Since I am on a VLC diet, probably average less than 30g/day with some days closer to zero, I need a lot of fat and I want most of it to come from evoo and coconut oil. I get more than enough dairy fat from cheese and butter.

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