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What Exactly Is Quark, And Is It Superior To Yogurt?
By Camryn Teder
Dairy is a great source of protein, and Greek yogurt usually tops many people’s list as their biggest source of protein from dairy, as it packs up to 14 grams of protein per cup. However, if that isn’t enough protein for you, you might want to consider getting your hands on a cup of quark, which has double the amount of protein compared to Greek yogurt.
Besides containing 28 grams of protein per cup, quark is also sugar-free, low in carbs, and has essential vitamins like A, K, and B. Quark has the smooth consistency and appearance of products like yogurt (think of sour cream with a much more mild, yogurt-like flavor) but is actually classified as a cheese, and it’s low FODMAP for our lactose-intolerant friends.
While it can enhance your morning breakfast, quark is also super versatile and can be used in many baking endeavors, such as cheesecakes and mousses, or as a lower-fat choice in lieu of heavy creams or spreadable cheeses. Quark is relatively new to U.S. consumers, but it can be found at some locations of Lowes Foods, ShopRite, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Kroger, or online.