Food - Drink
Why You Should Be Eating More Labneh
By SYLVIA TOMCZAK
Labneh, a Middle Eastern staple, is soft, creamy, and has an addictively tasty tang. Once you try this, you’ll keep coming back for more, and not just from its unique flavor and texture profile that's quite unlike anything else, Labneh has a host of health benefits and deliciously versatile uses.
Labneh is typically made from cow’s milk yogurt by straining the liquid from full-fat plain yogurt through a cheesecloth, for hours or even days. After straining, what’s left behind is an ultra-thick, cheese-like cream that can be used as a dip on its own or ingredient in a recipe, and the leftover liquid, whey, is a versatile ingredient in its own right.
Aside from a lusciously rich flavor and texture, labneh is a superfood, containing a generous amount of protein without excessive calories, and loaded with vitamin A, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium. Plus, labneh is loaded with probiotics that can support digestion and immunity function, manage cholesterol levels, and improve skin health.