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What is the Liquid on Top of Yogurt?

After years of pouring out the excess liquid in my yogurt down the sink, I finally decided to do some research on it. In the end, I found out that the liquid in yogurt is actually a REALLY good thing! Crazy, right?!

What is the liquid on top of yogurt?

The liquid on top of yogurt is actually known as Whey. Typically, whey is more likely to be found in non-Greek yogurts. This liquid (whey) from your yogurt should have a cloudy, yellow-ish appearance. Not only does the whey bring more flavor to the yogurt, but it also adds an extra boost of nutrients. Although whey is mostly water, it does contain bits of protein, calcium, and potassium. It is jam packed with probiotics that can be great for gut health and daily energy.

How do you properly mix the whey back into the yogurt? It’s simple! Take a spoon and mix it all together or give it a good shake before taking the lid off. Easy as pie!


The liquid on top of yogurt.


Whey that has been stirred back into the yogurt.

Let me know your experience with whey from yogurt and/or your favorite recipes with yogurt in the comments below!

Till next time, bye! xxL

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