Give the word SKYR a quick Google and you will find that it is an Icelandic cultured dairy product. Skyr is frequently compared to Greek yogurt, but it’s thicker, creamier and boasts more protein and less sugar. By the way it is pronounced “skeer”.
SKYR is strained non-fat yogurt. It is made by incubating skim milk with live active cultures. It takes four times the milk to make one cup of SKYR compared to regular yogurt.
So just how healthy is SKYR?
Some sources suggest that eating high-protein dairy foods such as skyr and yogurt has been shown to help prevent weight gain and obesity. Additional to this Skyr contains a substantial amount of calcium, which helps preserve bone density as we age.
There are quite a few brands of SKYR on the market, choosing one is just part of the fun. We’ve had the opportunity to try Woolworths own brand of SKYR and siggi’s Icelandic-style SKYR.
We’d recommend trying siggi’s Skyr as it was creamier, had a more pleasant taste and a mouthfeel that was thick but smooth. It’s worth pointing out the Siggi’s Plain Skyr is fat free and sugar free. While siggi’s flavoured Skyr is a 0.5% fat with 12g sugar to 150g.