My local shop was out of greek yogurt last week so I started to use sour cream for my dessert. I mix half a cup of yogurt and a spoon of cocoa so the original yogurt/sour cream taste is pretty much overwhelmed by the aroma of cocoa.
Flavor is irrelevant in my cocoa case, so I started thinking why even bother with Greek yogurt anymore and since sour cream is cheaper and more available in my area and did a showdown :)
Sour Cream Kcal: 215 Protein: 2,4 g Carbohydrates: 3 g Fat: 21,5 g Saturated fat: 13 Omega 6: 23 mg Omega 3: 625 mg
Greek yogurt Kcal: 130 Protein: 6,6 g Carbohydrates: 3 g Fat: 10 g Saturated fat: 8g
Yogurt has potentially more casein (haven't beeen able to find any data though) while lactose content is probably quite small in both, due to low carbohydrate content. Calories I care not so the only thing left is fat content which is twice as big in sour cream so yay.
Sour Cream : Lactococcus lactis
Greek yogurt : Lactobacillus bulgaricus (helpful to sufferers of lactose intolerance) Streptococcus thermophilus (does not survive the stomach in healthy human)
If I understand things correctly only yogurt would be helpful for lactose intolerant people but both provide beneficial gut flora bacteria.
Final verdict for me - Sour cream.
Which one do you prefer and why ?