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This Is What The Clear Liquid On Top Of Your Yogurt Actually Is

It's not as gross as you think.

If you eat Greek yogurt, you've probably been grossed out by the mysterious liquid you see settled on top when you first open a new yogurt container up.

You might avoid looking at it, mixing it in with the rest of your yogurt as quickly as possible—or maybe you've even poured it out.

On Twitter, people find the mysterious liquid to be their own personal hell.

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And a lot of times, it's confused for water.

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It's actually not water, and it's not even anything that mysterious. It's whey—the liquid remaining after milk has been strained and curdled—and it's supposed to be in Greek yogurt for nutritional purposes and because it makes yogurt creamier. You're seeing it separated out, which often happens during its journey to your house.

"At time during transit due to handling and temperature fluctuations, some whey may separate from the yogurt and settle on top," a Chobani representative told

Now that that's settled, we can all carry on and learn from Bekah.

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