Greek Yogurt, Health, Nutrition

Greek Yogurt Protein and Calories – Comparison of Brands

Greek yogurt is an excellent source of high quality protein. In comparison to regular yogurt, it typically has double the amount of protein.  There are many varieties of Greek yogurt that are both  low in calories and high in protein, especially the nonfat plain yogurt choices. One of the main reasons Greek yogurt is considered a super food by many is because of its high protein and typical  low-calorie nutritional content. Below we have listed a selection of Greek yogurt brands and have focused just on their protein and calories. We used the  typical 5.3 single serve container (except where noted) for our comparisons below. Please see our post titled Healthiest Greek Yogurt – Comparison of Major Brands for a look at all of the major nutritional content for the top U.S. brands.

Yoplait Greek (5.3 oz)

FlavorCaloriesProtein
Blueberry14011g
Cherry13011g
Coconut15011g
Pineapple14011g
Raspberry14011g
Strawberry14011g

Yoplait Greek 100 (5.3 oz)

FlavorCaloriesProtein
Apple Pie10012g
Black Cherry10010g
Key Lime10013g
Lemon10010g
Mixed Berry10010g
Peach10010g
Strawberry10010g
Strawberry Cheesecake10012g
Tropical10010g
Vanilla10013g

Dannon Oikos – Greek Nonfat (5.3 oz)

FlavorCaloriesProtein
Black Cherry13012g
Blueberry13012g
Honey13012g
Peach13012g
Plain8015g
Strawberry12012g
Vanilla12012g
Apricot-Mango13012g
Pineapple12012g
Blackberry13012g
Strawberry Banana13012g
Pomegranate13012g

Dannon Oikos – Traditional Greek Yogurt (5.3 oz)

FlavorCaloriesProtein
Strawberry16011g
Key Lime16011g
Raspberry16011g
Coconut Vanilla16011g
Cafe Latte16011g
Orange Cream16011g
Banana Cream16011g
Lemon Meringue17011g
Apple Pie17011g
CaramelMacchiato17011g

Chobani – Simply 100 (5.3 oz)

FlavorCaloriesProtein
Black Cherry10012g
Blueberry10012g
Peach10012g
Pineapple10012g
Strawberry10012g
Vanilla10012g

Chobani – Fruit on the Bottom (5.3 oz)

FlavorCaloriesProtein
Apple Cinnamon12012g
Apricot14011g
Banana14011g
Blackberry12012g
Black Cherry13012g
Blood Orange12012g
Blueberry13012g
Mango14011g
Passion Fruit14011g
Peach12012g
Pear12012g
Pineapple14011g
Pomegranate12012g
Raspberry13012g
Strawberry12012g
Strawberry Banana15011g

Fage – Total Classic (5.3 oz)

FlavorCaloriesProtein
Plain 7oz19018g
Strawberry17011g
Peach17011g
Cherry17011g
Honey21011g
Blueberry17011g

Fage – Total 2%

FlavorCaloriesProtein
Plain 7 oz15020g
Strawberry14012g
Peach14012g
Cherry14012g
Honey19012g
Blueberry14012g
Blood Orange14012g
Mixed Berries14012g
Key Lime14012g

Fage – Total o%

FlavorCaloriesProtein
Plain 6 oz10018g
Raspberry12013g
Strawberry12013g
Peach12013g
Cherry12013g
Blueberry12013g
Cherry Pomegranate12013g
Blueberry Acai12013g
Mango Guanabana12013g
Strawberry Goji12013g
Honey17013g
Apple Cinnamon Raisins12013g
Oranage Cinnamon13013g
Passion Fruit Clementine12013g
Apple Cranberry12013g

Stonyfield Organic Greek

FlavorCaloriesProtein
Black Cherry12013g
Blueberry12012g
Cafe Latte13012g
Caramel14013g
Chocolate14013g
Honey12013g
Lemon13013g
Peach Mango13013g
Pineapple13013g
Plain8015g
Raspberry12013g
Strawberry12012g
Super Fruits12012g
Vanilla11015g

The average protein for a 5.3 ounce container of Greek yogurt appears to be about 12-14 grams. In comparison, a 3 ounce piece of raw Atlantic salmon has approximately 17 grams of protein. The protein content of Greek yogurt is extremely high considering it is a meatless product. In terms of calories, all but one Greek yogurt product has 200 calories or below, with a large portion having 150 calories or below. By far, the best choice for high protein and low-calorie count is the plain nonfat yogurt, but if you’re into more excitement there are plenty of flavored varieties that are still high protein/low-calorie.

 

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