Sour cream v.s. yogurt

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lenakh

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Posted: 16 May 2011, 16:43
As I am crunching on my veggies salad with greek yogurt as a dressing, I came up with a question: what's the difference between yogurt and sour cream? Most specifically plain greek yogurt, as it seems to have more sour taste than regular yogurt.
I wonder if the the process of making these two is any different. Also, why greek yogurt has such higher protein/carbs ratio?
For sour creme it seems that the regular and low-fat varieties have 1:1 ration (protein:carbs), and then non-fat is more like 1:2. Is there some kind of starch added to keep the creaminess?
How come greek yogurt has about the same consistency and prot:carb ratio regardless of fat percentage?
~Lena

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mwessinger

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Posted: 16 May 2011, 19:14
Google says...

1. Yogurt is fermented milk, while sour cream is made of fermented dairy cream.

2. The bacteria introduced to make sour cream is different from the ones used in yogurt.

3. Re-pasteurization is needed when making sour cream. It is not needed when making yogurt.

4. Sour cream is often used as a condiment, while yogurt is often served as a snack food.

5. In terms of discovery, or date of production, yogurt is much older than sour cream.

6. Sour cream is very high in fat and not as nutritious as yogurt. Yogurt is high in nutritional content.

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