Friday, June 10, 2011

Move over Yogurt, Siggi's Skyr has arrived

Siggi's Skyr. I'll let the comparison to Horizon Plain Fat-Free Yogurt speak for itself.

Nutritional Information
1 cup (8 oz.)

Horizon Plain Fat-Free Yogurt Siggi's Plain Skyr
Calories 80 160
Saturated Fat 0g 0g
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Cholesterol < 5mg 5mg
Sodium 120mg 93mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g 8g
Dietary Fiber 1g 0g
Sugars 11g5g
Protein 8g 22g
Calcium 25% 25%

One pro of Horizon's yogurt is that is has half the calories. However, because you are getting more nutrition out of the Siggi's Skyr with the lower sugars and higher protein, the calories are actually good calories. The higher protein count comes from the way Skyr is made.  Skyr is strained through fat free milk THREE times, where other yogurts are only strained once.  If you are a already a fan of yogurt, I really recommend substituting this yummy Icelandic treat!  The higher protein count is worth it. It's thick and sour, but it only takes a couple of times to get used to it.  And, I love pairing it with a Pink Lady or Lady Alice Apple to add some natural sweetness to it.

Fun Fact:  Skyr is actually considered a cheese.

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