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Brand of Yoghurt with no sugar added?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 08, 2013 at 8:36 PM

I want to start eating yoghurt for it's beneficial flora effects but I can't find any without sugar added that's raw and spelled YOGHURT, not YOGURT, which I think are different.

**EDIT Thank you for the explanation about the spelling, that drove me insane for a while ahha :P And what I was looking for was a brand of RAW yogurt with no sugar added, from grass fed cows preferably. I know there are lots of sugar-less non-raw brands, but I've heard the benefits in those are few and far between. I was gonna just add some stevia to it at home. Making it myself sounds complicated, but I might just have to do that :/

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on January 09, 2013
at 04:56 AM

I've been told by fermenting it longer, less lactose is in it, does that mean I just leave it outside of the fridge longer?

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on January 09, 2013
at 01:27 AM

And about making your own yogurt, I recommend the villi cultures comment up there. It tastes great and easier to make than standard yogurt IMO. Kefir is great, but IMO seems to be more of an acquired taste than yogurt, especially if you don't sweeten it.

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on January 09, 2013
at 01:17 AM

Maybe, I've never tried stevia because it makes me break out. Because of the yeast, it has a stronger vinegar/bread-like tinted flavor if you let it ferment more. I've found a lot of my friends dislike that taste. There's a lot of recipes (mostly fruit smoothies) out there that taste good. I personally eat it straight, matured in the fridge mixed with some greek yogurt. If I don't feel like sour, I'll harvest the kefir early (4-5 hours) and mature it with more milk/yogurt.

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on January 09, 2013
at 12:49 AM

Wow cool! Thank you!

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on January 08, 2013
at 11:54 PM

Go to Cultures for Health and get the villi yogurt culture. (This is what I use). You activate the culture, then use one tablespoon yogurt to one cup of milk in a Ball jar. Leave it on top of the fridge overnight and it's done. Seriously. So simple and tasty, and doesn't need a yogurt maker. http://radcliff.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Save-Money-and-Get-Healthy-With-Homemade-Yogurt-on-Your-Counter-Top

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on January 08, 2013
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okay thank you!

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at 09:40 PM

yogurt culture? will have to look up how to make it. And thanks for the tips on the alternatives, I've had kombucha and kevita before. I've never had the SoDelicous though because of the added sugars I'd seen of all of them (not the naturally occurring sugars)

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on January 08, 2013
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yoghurt maker? Huh. Will look into that. Thanks! I would love to make Kefir too, I figured adding stevia would make it taste just fine?

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on January 08, 2013
at 09:37 PM

you want raw you have to make it yourself. (at least within the US)

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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at 09:37 PM

The United States !

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 08, 2013
at 09:35 PM

No I've seen those, I'm just looking for something RAW :)

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at 09:25 PM

What country are you in?

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Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

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on January 08, 2013
at 09:17 PM

Couple of tips on the whole 'yogurt' issue.

  1. Best suggestion for yogurt is to make it at home. It's super-easy -- you don't need anything more than good milk (I strongly suggest local milk from grass-fed cows if you're going to eat dairy) a thermometer, a little yogurt culture (or any brand of plain, live-culture yogurt--the more strains the better), a quart jar, and a warm place to let it culture.

  2. Most good brands of plain yogurt are free of added sugar (though they will have sugar in the nutritional chart, because milk has lactose, which is a form of sugar). HOWEVER, do NOT buy "nonfat" yogurt. Part of what keeps yogurt from wreaking havoc on blood sugar is the fat in it, which serves to slow down how quickly that lactose gets into your bloodstream.

  3. Real Greek yogurt uses different bacteria than 'regular' yogurt. If they're telling you that the only difference is that it is strained, you're probably paying too much for what you could do yourself by buying a quart of plain yogurt and straining it at home in cheesecloth or butter muslin (and then using the whey to make cultured veggies!!!) If you can get genuine Greek yogurt (Fage or Oikos come to mind), go for it -- the more varied the beneficial bacteria in our gut, the healthier we'll be.

  4. In place of dairy yogurt, you might consider things like kombucha, Kevita (cultured coconut water), or even making coconut-milk yogurt (I've heard that the SoDelicious Coconut Milk yogurt is pretty good, but haven't tried it myself). Also, your local grocery or deli may have some naturally cultured vegetables like kimchee, saurkraut (the naturally fermented stuff -- not the fake vinegar version), beet kvass, or traditional gardiniera (Sicilian cultured veggies).

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on January 08, 2013
at 09:40 PM

yogurt culture? will have to look up how to make it. And thanks for the tips on the alternatives, I've had kombucha and kevita before. I've never had the SoDelicous though because of the added sugars I'd seen of all of them (not the naturally occurring sugars)

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on January 08, 2013
at 08:41 PM

Not different, just different spellings: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogurt#spellings

as for brands without added sugar, there are many brands in the US that do not have added sugar -- but I suspect you are outside of the US.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on January 08, 2013
at 09:37 PM

you want raw you have to make it yourself. (at least within the US)

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 08, 2013
at 09:35 PM

No I've seen those, I'm just looking for something RAW :)

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 08, 2013
at 09:49 PM

okay thank you!

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055adc76d4c8b93fb4d5d0996778ad05

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on January 08, 2013
at 08:51 PM

As CD said, Yoghurt is just another spelling for Yogurt. They are the same thing.

If you mean sugar-free, unfortunately all yogurt will have sugar in the form of lactose.

If you really mean just added sugar:
Almost all "plain" yogurt I've seen at supermarkets don't have added sugar. This includes all the major brands: Dannon, Stonyfield, Chobani, Yoplait etc. Just check the ingredients.

You can also make your own yogurt. I highly recommend doing this, because it's not very difficult to do.
Either buy a yogurt maker, or follow the countless instructions on Google for making yogurt.
There is also Kefir, which is another form of fermented milk that is easier to make (can be done at room temperature without sterilization) and has more pro-biotics than yogurt. It may not be to your tastes though.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 08, 2013
at 09:38 PM

yoghurt maker? Huh. Will look into that. Thanks! I would love to make Kefir too, I figured adding stevia would make it taste just fine?

055adc76d4c8b93fb4d5d0996778ad05

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on January 09, 2013
at 01:17 AM

Maybe, I've never tried stevia because it makes me break out. Because of the yeast, it has a stronger vinegar/bread-like tinted flavor if you let it ferment more. I've found a lot of my friends dislike that taste. There's a lot of recipes (mostly fruit smoothies) out there that taste good. I personally eat it straight, matured in the fridge mixed with some greek yogurt. If I don't feel like sour, I'll harvest the kefir early (4-5 hours) and mature it with more milk/yogurt.

055adc76d4c8b93fb4d5d0996778ad05

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on January 09, 2013
at 01:27 AM

And about making your own yogurt, I recommend the villi cultures comment up there. It tastes great and easier to make than standard yogurt IMO. Kefir is great, but IMO seems to be more of an acquired taste than yogurt, especially if you don't sweeten it.

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on January 09, 2013
at 12:00 AM

As others have already suggested... Siggi's Skyre is great stuff. At first the taste is a bit rough, but once you get used to it you love it and won't want to switch brands!

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on January 08, 2013
at 11:36 PM

I also like Siggi's Icelandic Skyr...and the plain also comes in 2%.

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on January 08, 2013
at 09:02 PM

Siggi's Icelandic Skyr is my favorite, and they have a plain version. It is not raw, it is non-fat, but it is super thick and strained (like Greek style), and therefore fairly low carb (just 5g per serving), but tastes better than any Greek yogurt I have had, with a super clean aftertaste.

They distribute mostly to the east coast, but might distribute further out if you want to check it out: http://skyr.com/store_locator.html

Of course making your own is a good idea, I have never mastered this, and don't eat yogurt often enough to work at it, but for an occasional snack it is great.

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