BTIC Greek & Plain Yogurt
What are Plain and Greek Yogurts?
Yogurt is basically fermented milk—milk that's heated and mixed with live bacteria. This is good bacteria, by the way, the probiotic kind that keeps our gut healthy. Greek yogurt is yogurt that has been strained to remove the whey and some of the lactose. Due to the straining process, Greek yogurt is usually lower in sugar and higher in protein than plain yogurt. Straining also makes Greek yogurt creamier than plain yogurt.
How cultured is your Greek yogurt?
Like all BTIC products, both our Greek and plain yogurts are produced in the traditional way and contain these four different types of yogurt and probiotic cultures:
Our traditional way of culturing and slowly aging our yogurt produces products that have significant live culture content. Our Greek yogurt contains 10 billion live and active cultures per 100 g of serving.
Are they desserts? Appetizers? Cooking ingredients?
Yes. Yes. And yes!
Both plain yogurt and Greek yogurt can be enjoyed as desserts by adding fruit, or honey, or whatever dessert treat suits your fancy. Because Greek yogurt has a creamier consistency than unstrained yogurt, it is often also called yogurt cheese and makes for a delicious and healthy alternative to all types of cheeses. It also makes for a versatile base for just about any recipe that calls for cream. Traditional Greek or plain yogurt is great as a dip, spread, or as a topping for any salad. Traditional yogurt is also used as a marinade.
How are your yogurts made?
BTIC yogurts are prepared with special care and made only from the finest ingredients--skim milk and active yogurt cultures. Our Greek and plain yogurts do not contain preservatives, stabilizers, texturizers, or added gelatin. And, of course, BTIC Greek and plain yogurts have no sugar added.
Why are BTIC yogurts tart in taste?
Like all traditional yogurts, BTIC plain and Greek yogurts have a tart and tangy taste due to the live yogurt cultures/bacteria and because real yogurt is made from fermented milk. We also do not add sugars to our yogurt.
But we certainly understand some prefer yogurt as a sweet dessert. So for sweet yogurt treats, we advise customers to add their own natural sweeteners to our plain and Greek yogurts. We always recommend healthier and more natural sweeteners like fruits.
Are your products safe for diabetics?
BTIC plain and Greek yogurts have no sugar added for those who can't have or don't want sugar in their diet. But, of course, ingredients such as milk or fruits have natural sugars. So we always advise customers to consult their doctor on how much sugar they are allowed to consume in their diet since sugar tolerance (even for diabetics) varies and depends on one's overall health and day-to-day blood sugar level.
What sizes do BTIC yogurts come in?
BTIC Greek yogurt is available in 350g containers and the plain yogurt is available in 450g packs.
Why is there water on top of my Greek and Plain yogurts?
It's normal for a little bit of liquid (whey) to separate from our yogurt. It occurs when the product has undergone a temperature change, if there's been any type of pressure applied, or if it's been mishandled. Unlike some brands, we don't use any artificial thickeners that might prevent this. We recommend that you simply stir it back in when enjoying a single serving (or carefully pour it out if you have a larger container).
How do you properly store/keep BTIC plain and Greek yogurts?
Since BTIC plain and Greek yogurts do not have added sugar, preservatives, stabilizers, texturizers, or gelatin, our products are temperature-sensitive in must be kept refrigerated ideally at 3-4 C. We also suggest consuming the product within 5 days of opening.
BTIC Greek yogurt is nonfat while
BTIC plain yogurt has 1% fat. Both are low in fat, low in calories, and high in protein.