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Old 03-02-09, 04:00 PM   #1
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Drained Yogurt

I eat plain yogurt with berries as part of my daily breakfast. Lately I have found that I like the taste and texture much more if I drain the yogurt in a clean dish towel for about 30 minutes. The volume of yogurt is about half what it was before draining off the fluid.

Any idea on what this might be doing to the nutritional value?
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how do you drain the liquid off? I mean what yogurt is this, I buy stonyfield farms lowfat stuff and give it a little stir when I first open it but its fine after that... not much liquid to speak of.

Oh and just a suggestion, I mix mine with bear naked granola, which is freakin delicious and adds some fiber to the mix. I tried that fiber one yogurt but that **** is nasty.
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Not sure, but if you like thicker consistency look in to Greek Yogurt.
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You could just buy Greek yogurt.

Draining yogurt won’t change the nutritional values much; you will lose a little bit of the water soluble nutrients (whey proteins, minerals) but I wouldn't worry about it.

Now if you compared 100g of plain yogurt to 100g of drained yogurt the drained yogurt will have much more of everything, because it’s concentrated.
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Its curds and whey. Your draining of some of the whey. See, http://www.innovatewithdairy.com/Inn...hey_032905.htm

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Drained yogurt rocks- try draining it in a wire mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter- put in the fridge for 24 hours. It will have the consistency of cream cheese. I mix in raisins and nuts, a little honey and cinnamon, and it makes a great bagel spread. It's also a nice way to thicken sauces- works as well as sour cream in a Stroganoff, for example. I save the whey and put it into soups and stocks- it's not like a lot of protein, but it does have some, and why waste it? It's better than water!
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Drained yogurt is often called "yogurt cheese". Google can probably help you from there.
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wow, a google search gave me stonyfield's site, which says (correct me if I'm wrong) that you can drain ANY yogurt and turn it into yogurt cheese?

http://www.stonyfield.com/recipes/Co...gurtCheese.cfm


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wow, a google search gave me stonyfield's site, which says (correct me if I'm wrong) that you can drain ANY yogurt and turn it into yogurt cheese?

http://www.stonyfield.com/recipes/Co...gurtCheese.cfm


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Yes, you can. I've drained everything from nonfat to whole milk yogurt, and all work very well. Needless to say, the whole milk yogurt gives you a sublimely creamy product, but the nonfat is very, very serviceable, even as a spread.
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You can buy yogurt strainers to make the yogurt cheese, I sometimes do a big batch. Save the yogurt water to add to something that needs water to cook, like oatmeal.
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I don't so far as to make cheese with mine. I usually drain about 30 minutes which reduces the volume by about 1/4 - 1/3. I like the resulting consistency and it doesn't taste quite as tart.
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I drink "Kefir" a probiotic yogurt milkshake. It's really great stuff. Doesn't taste as good as yogurt but way better. I also have had watery yogurt, but I eat it anyway. I put Bob's ground flaxseed meal on it and it's awesome.
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