Yogurt, plain, low fat, 12 grams protein per 8 ounce

Fun Facts

  1. Yogurt (also spelled yogurt), is one of the most popular fermented dairy products in the world, made by adding live bacteria to milk.
  2. Yogurt can contain beneficial bacteria and function as a probiotic. This can provide a variety of health benefits that go well beyond those of plain milk.
  3. Plain yogurt made from whole milk contains about 8.5 grams of protein in each cup (245 g).
  4. Proteins in yogurt can be divided into two families, whey and casein, depending on their solubility in water.
  5. Water-soluble milk proteins are called whey proteins, whereas insoluble milk proteins are called caseins.
  6. Whey is the smaller family of proteins found in milk products, accounting for 20% of the protein content in yogurt.

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