Insight from FNCE: Yogurt

 

One of my favorite encounters at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) this year was with the good people at Siggi's yogurt.

Siggi's, an Icelandic-style yogurt that is new on the scene, was kind enough to offer samples of a few of its newest flavors, and I really enjoyed exploring this tart, low-sugar option. I especially liked the pumpkin and vanilla flavors.

I found this yogurt to be both filling and tasty -- in fact, I felt full before I had even finished my cup! Here is a photo of the nutrition facts for this product:

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Also known as skyr, the Icelandic word for this type of dairy food, you can find Siggi's yogurt in most grocery stores. Depending on the variety, a single container contains 100-130 calories and only 9-11 grams of sugar. It also has 14-17 grams of protein! The sugar amount for Siggi's (11g) is the same as a cup of plain, nonfat yogurt.

I was also impressed by what those cups didn't contain. There are no artificial colors, preservatives, flavors, thickeners, or sweeteners, and all the milk comes from family farms in the United States. He made it while living in the US to match the Icelandic equivalent called skyr.

I thought it was creamier than any other yogurt I have tasted and I liked the tartness. The plain version tastes like creme fraiche and it can be great as a dessert with fresh berries or as a relish for fish when mixed with cucumber.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know about this fun and tasty new ingredient I found at FNCE this year. Yum! It is in the Whole Foods stores and many grocery stores. I found it in the Safeway stores here in Silicon Valley.

Here's a Siggi's yogurt factsheet that you can use however you'd like!

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