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The Huge Abroad, in Greece
Unknown, Unique Greek Yogurt

" It's a global health fad with millions of fans in Europe and the United States, and yet in Greece, many people have never heard of 'Greek yoghurt" wrote the AFP on April 2013, and Indeed this made news around the globe.

Greek yoghurtis, definitely a hype


Equally surprising in an age when billions are spent on marketing, the term 'Greek yoghurt' is basically a quirk of fate.

"What is known abroad as 'Greek yoghurt' is called 'straggisto' (strained yoghurt) in Greece," explained Prokopis Ploumbis, a cheesemaker in the rural outskirts of Athens.

"The secret lies in the milk," he adds.

Creamy, rich in protein and low in fat, strained yoghurt made from cow's milk is increasingly prized by health-conscious consumers, and it has benefited from the growing popularity of the Mediterranean diet in the Western world.

TASTE IT, MAKE IT, TAKE IT!

Taste it ! Make your own Greek cheese, and Take the culture with you . By greek yoghurt and Greek olive olive, greek spices aslo. Unique and sesual....
Yogurt cheese
You’ll need a strainer and double layer of cheese cloth to make this healthier alternative to cream cheese. Spoon your Greek yogurt into the cloth-lined strainer, and let it drain for at least two hours – the longer you drain it, the thicker the consistency will be. “Jazz it up by adding herbs and spices,” Enke says. Once the cheese is strained, whisk it in olive oil, lemon zest, salt, pepper, chives, thyme, tarragon and basil, and let the flavors meld. Find more unusual uses of Greek Yogurt by Healthusnews, Angela Haupt


enjoy by loosing weight , spoon by spoon

 In a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard researchers found that yogurt can keep help keep age-related weight gain in check. People tended to lose nearly 1 pound every four years if they added a daily serving of yogurt to their diet, probably because of the way bacterial cultures affect our intestines.



  • Remember, the greek yoghurt is a full natural probiotic


  • Though most experts agree that Greek yogurt has a nutritional edge, both kinds help you lose weight by keeping you full on fewer calories. The key is sticking to plain, nonfat, or low-fat varieties.

Protein. 

Greek yogurt is high in protein, which helps promote fullness. A typical 6-ounce serving contains 15 to 20 grams, the amount in 2 to 3 ounces of lean meat. That makes it particularly appealing to vegetarians, who sometimes struggle to get enough of the nutrient. An identical serving of regular yogurt, on the other hand, provides just 9 grams, meaning you may feel hunger pangs sooner.

Carbohydrates.

Going Greek is a smart choice for low-carb dieters. It contains roughly half the carbs as the regular kind—5 to 8 grams per serving compared with 13 to 17. Plus, the straining process removes some of the milk sugar, lactose, making Greek yogurt less likely to upset the lactose-intolerant. Remember, however, that "both types of yogurt can contain high amounts of carbs if they're sweetened with sugar or another sweetening agent," says Kari Hartel, a Missouri-based registered dietitian. "No matter which type you choose, opt for yogurt with less added sugar."


Calcium. Regular yogurt provides 30 percent of the federal government's recommended daily amount. Greek yogurt loses some of its calcium through the straining process, but still packs a wallop. A 6-ounce cup typically supplies about 20 percent of the daily recommendation. If you're still worried about calcium intake, load up on milk, seeds, and almonds, says Sarah Krieger, a registered dietician and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.
Fat. Be wary of Greek yogurt's fat content. In just 7 ounces, Fage's full-fat Greek yogurt packs 16 grams of saturated fat—or 80 percent of your total daily allowance if you're on a 2,000-calorie diet. (That's more than in three Snickers bars.) Dannon's regular full-fat yogurt has 5 grams of saturated fat in an 8-ounce serving. Saturated fat raises total and "bad" LDL cholesterol levels, increasing the risk for heart disease. Read nutrition labels carefully. If you're going Greek, stick to low-fat and fat-free versions.


Sodium. A serving of Greek yogurt averages 50 milligrams of sodium—about half the amount in most brands of the regular kind. (Low-sodium versions of regular yogurt are available.) Too much salt can boost blood pressure and increase the risk of other heart problems. The federal government's 2010 Dietary Guidelines urge Americans to cap sodium at 2,300 milligrams a day, or 1,500 milligrams if they're older than 50, African-American, or have hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease.



Compare by facts the  regular and Greek varieties.

By the Health USnews .

Greek (5.3 ounces, nonfat, plain)

  • Calories: 80
  • Total fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol: 10 milligrams
  • Sodium: 50 milligrams
  • Sugar: 6 grams
  • Protein: 15 grams
  • Calcium: 15 percent on a 2,000-calorie diet
  • Regular (6 ounces, nonfat, plain)
  • Calories: 80
  • Total fat: 0 grams
  • Cholesterol 5 milligrams
  • Sodium: 120 milligrams
  • Sugar: 12 grams
  • Protein: 9 grams
  • Calcium: 30 percent on a 2,000-calorie diet.


  • The commercial that made Headlines


    Split it !.....
    "Treat yourself to an indulgent frozen yogurt experience!  Plus it's a good source of protein!"
     The split IT Campaign, watch the commercial that made sales of millions in the States




    You can start and end your day by Greek yoghurt . Ask for real Greek Honey to tip on top and don't forget the walnuts . This is the Sexy Greek Lovers' tip, try it, you may meet the Aphrodite........

    Boost your libido, by typical Greek yoghurt traditional servings

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    a. Use of Curd(
    yogurt) is considered best to cure Sexual impotence,Erectile Dysfunction and alows increase sexual power
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    2. Yoghurt-pistachios- honey
    Start with unsalted dry roasted pistachios, about one cup full (and de-shelled) added to an equal amount of natural organic honey.

    Buy only the highest quality organic honey. Mix the pistachios and honey together, then put the mixture into a glass jar, filled to the brim and capped tightly.

    Now expose the jar to the sun for one week. Naturally the best time to make this mixture is during the summer months. The elixir is ready after one week.

    Each morning eat two tablespoons of the elixir with some organic yogurt. Be ready to see your erections react in a very positive and dramatic way.
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    The originally Greek yoghurt of Fage Companyu, in the viersion you can find it in Greece. Fresh, as nowhere else....

    Strained yoghurt is truly popular in Greece, where it also serves as a key ingredient for staple dishes like tzatziki dip.

    If you do opt for Greek yogurt, take advantage of its versatility. Mix it with seasonings like garlic, dill, and parsley to create a unique dip for carrots, celery sticks, or cucumber slices. Toss in some berries or high-fiber granola. You can also substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream on tacos, for example, or for the 
    eggs and oil in baked goods. It's an acceptable replacement for fatty ingredients like cream cheese, mayonnaise, and butter. "Its thick texture makes it an excellent swap for mayonnaise on sandwiches, or in dishes like potato salad, egg salad, pasta salad, and coleslaw," Hartel says. "Since these are comfort foods, it makes it easier to transition to using yogurt in recipes."

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    Do Greeks really not care about Greek yogurt copyright?


    Yet, in terms of marketing, neither the Greek state nor any Greek company had sought to stamp a patent on the product, unlike feta cheese which is now a protected EU term.

    No court would have accorded protection for 'Greek yoghurt' when the term is not even used in Greece.

    It thus lay open for the taking.


    Chopani not Greek, though. The Turkish Sheperd

    Sensing an opportunity, Turkish entrepreneur Hamdi Ulukaya was able to make a killing on the American market with his yoghurt company, named Chobani, which comes from the Turkish word for shepherd.

    It is also similar to the Greek word for shepherd, and Chobani packages prominently call it 'Greek yoghurt' in the United States.

    Meanwhile the Greek company that first broke open the US and European markets decades ago, Fage, features 'Greek strained yoghurt' in smaller type on its packages.

    In just seven years, Chobani's 'Greek yoghurt' has become the best-selling yoghurt brand in the United States, and strained yoghurt now accounts for 35 percent of the US yoghurt market, from only four percent in 2008.

    "Because it was introduced in this country by a Greek company, they called it 'Greek yoghurt.' It doesn't matter whether it's Greek yoghurt or Turkish yoghurt, as long as it's a good yoghurt," Ulukaya told Fortune magazine in 2011.

    Fage fought back.

    "Fage is the one that made known to the world the creamy texture of Greek yoghurt, its protein concentration, its rich taste," said the company's commercial director Alexis Alexopoulos.

    However the 88-year-old Athens-based family company, which exports dairy products to 40 countries, eventually had to concede defeat in the United States.

    But it moved to protect its 95-percent share in the British market.

    In British courts, Fage based its argument on the fact that unlike Chobani, its yoghurt is actually made in Greece, and won the case on appeal in January.

    Chobani now markets its yoghurt as 'strained' in Britain, and 'Greek' in the United States.

    Fage sells its product in Britain as 'authentic Greek yoghurt'.


    For traditionalists, and the taste-bud-experts, the sheep yogurt is beyond expectations

     For traditionalists, there is also a significant yearning for non-strained, tangier and more fatty yoghurt made from sheep's milk.

    Yoghurt made from sheep's milk has 6.5 percent natural fat, compared to around 2.0 percent in cow's milk.

    All over the country there are hundreds of traditional yoghurt-makers catering to the countryside or island markets.

    Many of these products are consumed locally and never reach the big supermarket chains in Athens.

    "Greek ewes graze in the mountains and receive no additives in their food," said Ploumbis, the cheesemaker in Vilia, some 60 kilometres (37 miles) west of Athens.

    "The best milk comes in the spring. The animals eat hundreds of different plants, it's an unimaginable richness," he added, pointing to the valley around the sheep pens, covered in shrubs and almond trees in bloom.

    Avocado Spread  Perfect topping for salad or served as dip.
    2 avocados, peeled, seeded
    Juice of 1/2 lime
    1 small tomato,
    diced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & deveined, diced 1 clove garlic,
    minced 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
    1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, low fat or fat free ½ teaspoon cumin
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper Sea or Kosher Salt to taste
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