Foodfacts.com has noticed that a great number of followers favor Greek yogurts. These strained, often low-fat, high protein products are found to be the healthier options in comparison to the common yogurts which still contain whey. Also, people seem to find them very flavorful with less sugars.
We recently viewed a report which discussed the rising sales of Greek-style yogurt in the United States. Within the past five years Greek yogurt sales have climbed from $60 million a year to $1.5 billion, a 2500% sales growth in just half a decade. When many ponder the large increase, most people believe it’s due to rising health concerns within the US.
We have compiled 5 of the largest selling non-fat Greek yogurt brands. Based on total calories, sugar, protein, and controversial ingredients; try to decide which yogurt you would choose!
Chobani’s non-fat pomegranate Greek yogurt contains 140 total calories. The sodium content for 1 serving is 75mg, or 3% the daily value. This product also contains 19 grams of sugar, and 14 grams of protein, which is a decent amount. Controversial ingredients listed on the nutrition panel are natural flavors.
Yoplait’s Blueberry non-fat Greek Yogurt contains 130 total calories, and 95mg of sodium, which is slightly higher than the Chobani product. Also listed, 18 grams of sugar and 12 grams of protein. Sugar is slightly lower, which some may prefer, and the amount of protein is still a good amount for just 6 ounces. However, this yogurt contains two controversial ingredients; natural flavors and kosher gelatin.
Dannon’s non-fat Strawberry Greek yogurt contains 120 total calories. Sodium is decently low at with only 55mg, or 2% the daily value. This product contains 16 grams of sugar, and 12 grams of protein. The sugar in this products is the lowest among the other 4 choices, and the protein is still in a good range. The common controversial ingredient in this Greek yogurt is natural flavors.
Fage’s Greek Strained, Total 0%, Nonfat Yogurt with Honey contains 160 total calories. Some may feel this is too high for a Greek yogurt, because a large amount of other options are slightly lower. This products also contains 50mg of sodium, which is very low. However total grams of sugar is about 29. A plus, this product contains no added sugars, just honey. However, everyone has different preferences. This product is 11 grams of protein, in just 5.3 ounces, which is a good amount. Bonus, there are zero controversial ingredients.
Stonyfield’s Organic Oikos Nonfat Greek, Vanilla Yogurt contains 160 total calories. It also lists 90mg of sodium, which isn’t bad, but it is among the highest of some yogurts. The added organic sugars in this product help to round out 17 total grams, and provides 22 grams of protein per serving, which is 8 ounces. Like many others, this product contains a controversial ingredient in the form of organic natural vanilla flavor.
Which Greek yogurt would you choose???