Do you drain the water?

A lot of people are tempted to drain the water found on a brand new container of yogurt or sour cream. I see it all the time…”ewww” the uninformed exclaim!


This liquid is actually whey. Although most of the nutrients are found in the solids, this water contains protein, calcium, and potassium.

If you don’t want to stir, try shaking the container before opening! Then use the yogurt in a parfait, or to top on your waffles!

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3 thoughts on “Do you drain the water?

  1. Heather Reply

    It’s not until recently that I’ve heard that people drain the water from their yogurts and sour cream. I’ve always looked and thought yuke but just automatically stir it in… thank god I’ve been doing it right (even if it was completely obliviously lol). Thank you for saying what the water actually is – it’s nice to learn something new 🙂

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