Head out for any meze feast on the island, and a dish filled with creamy yogurt is most likely going to be one of the first things that lands on your table. Tasty and absolutely delicious, the yogurt served in Cyprus is also very healthy; rich in protein which keeps your skin and hair looking great, also packed with calcium for strong bones and teeth, and loaded with heaps of other vitamins and minerals like potassium, vitamin B12, and more.
More than this, yogurt is packed with probiotics which help keep your intestinal tract healthy, with the good bacteria giving your immune system an added boost while also balancing intestinal microflora, and preventing gastrointestinal problems.
In the hot summer season, nothing beats waking up to a healthy bowl of cold yogurt, topped with granola, oats, honey and seasonal Cyprus fruit like peaches, melon, figs and more. Add some nuts to the mix, and you’ll be set for the entire day. And if you’re keen on replacing ice cream with something healthier, you can always add marmalade and jam to your regular plain yogurt for a real afternoon treat.
Here in Cyprus, Charalambides Christis is at the forefront of the dairy industry with a great history dating back to 1945, while having grown from strength to strength ever since.
With brilliant yogurts available in a wide range of varieties that can be enjoyed at any time of the day, its thick and creamy ‘Straggato’ yogurt range (strained) is a particularly popular choice; an undisputed leader in the Cyprus yogurt market that now proudly stands as the official yogurt of the Cyprus Olympic team!
Now better than ever, the brand have added new additions to their ‘Authentic’ and ‘Light’ Straggato varieties, having launched the new strained yogurt with ‘2% fat’; a product suitable for everyone intent on following a healthy diet. There is also a new ‘0% fat free’ variety available, still retaining its soft creamy texture and flavour, while ideal for anyone watching their calorie and fat intake.
Lovers of all things healthy and fruity are also delighted with the new ‘Straggato fruta’ (strained) fruit yogurt which earns top scores for its taste and ingredients, but contains zero fat and zero sugar. This new modern edition has truly made waves on the Cyprus market while overturning everything we’ve known to date regarding fruit yogurt. With all of its sweetness solely obtained from fruit and the natural stevia plant, there are some great flavours to delight the taste buds including strawberry, peach, superfood berries, a detox mix and exotic mix. The choice…is yours!
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