The Greek yogurt fad is in full force, with good reason. The thick, creamy yogurt provides multiple nutrients for a low number of calories.
Because Greek yogurt is more concentrated than American yogurt, it contains more protein. Greek yogurt has an average of 20 grams of protein per cup while American yogurt has just 13 grams per cup. Additionally Greek yogurt has less sugar and carbohydrates than American yogurt. Plain Greek yogurt has more potassium, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12 per serving than flavored Greek yogurt.
Greek yogurt may be used as a substitute to sour cream or mayonnaise, as a dessert with berries and maple syrup, in smoothies and baked goods, or as the base of a dip made with salsa or spices.