I found this at a nearby store, but I don't know whether I should purchase it ... here are the ingredients:
Traditional Plain Zoi Greek Yogurt Quarts
Why is there cream in the yogurt?
I would only buy this yogurt if it said that it was rGbh free, and organic. I have been forever faithful to Fage Total Greek yogurt, but if you can't. Find that brand at your store, then Maybe just try and make sure the yogurt that you purchase is organically hormone free.
There's cream in that yogurt because that's how the manufacturer achieves stable fat percentage -- by combining proper amounts of skim milk and cream to get to whatever fat % it wants. That's very common in dairy products.
I'd be more suspicious of milk protein concentrate, but all in all this looks like your normal dairy product, nothing out of ordinary...
Well, I guess Fage is not organic but ..." FAGE Total is 100% Natural, though not organic. No added sugars, sweeteners, thickeners or preservatives. No powder milk, cream or protein, no nonsense. Just raw milk, cream and live active cultures for a naturally blissful taste experience. In line with our All Natural approach to yogurt making, our milk and cream supply comes from farmers who have pledged not to treat their cows with rBGH*."
I don't know why yogurt is made with cream, but it seems to be an ingredient in most yogurts, so it must be a part of the process. A little cream never hurt anyone, though.
If you've found that this brand of yogurt has no hormones, and you like it, then go for it I guess. The only thing that would stop me from buying that particular product is that the amount of protein in it is lower than the 2% Fage I buy. Other factors would include availability, taste, and price.
Yeah, it's just that I need to spend my dining account money ... and this is the only plain one that looks decent.
There's a chobani fat free one ... but I don't think I should go for that, right? For some reason, it didn't even show vitamin D on the nutrient label? How is there 0 percent vitamin D?! o.O
Last edited by echoyjeff222; 04-01-2013 at 09:50 PM.
Well, if it's me I will not buy it. If you get chance to make you own homemade yogurt, you will never go back to buy the store bought.
You can strain the homemade plain yogurt to Greek yogurt. I took some of my own made to my office, those ladies said it tasted like real yogurt no corn starch, Lol. That's true. All I had over there were milk and yogurt starter (from the last time batch).
Also it is save money.
My recipe for Creme Bulgare (yogurt made with cream only):
The Primal Junk Foodie: French Yogurt Fat Bomb
and a link to yogurt maker:
Amazon.com: Aroma AYM-606 8-Cup Digital Yogurt Maker: Appliances
Can I just say ... "I am a college student?"