[PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D (2011). Nutritional balance of flavored low-fat soymilk (2011). Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration (ISSN 1177-4576), 2011, pages 130-132.] [Printer friendly]
Flavored low-fat soymilk BNI - 2011
Perezgonzalez re-assessed the nutritional balance of flavored low-fat soymilk in 20112, following on the steps of a similar study done in 20081. Both data were collected as part of a research on the nutritional balance of milk and milk alternatives in New Zealand.
In 2011, flavored low-fat soymilk has, on average, a nutritional balance of BNI 64.29s4, being particularly unbalanced towards excess of sugar. The average low-fat soymilk is also adequate in protein, carbohydrate and fat, low in saturated fat, high in sodium, and low in fiber. It also provides about 120mg of calcium per 100ml.
Flavored low-fat soymilk appears as highly unbalanced according to international Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs), although moderately so according to U.S. and Canada's standards, which allow for a higher content of sugars and fat.
|Illustration 3: Nutritional balance across different RDIs|
|Flavored low-fat soymilk||(diet)||64.29||77.63||34.18||64.26||61.25|
|So Good vanilla bliss||Sanitarium||49.82||63.66||19.84||49.85||47.60|
|So Good chocolate bliss||Sanitarium||60.12||72.80||30.14||60.15||57.90|
|(Source: Perezgonzalez, 2011a2)|
Correlations between indexes are positive, and tend be high between pairs of international indexes.
|Illustration 4: Correlations between RDIs|
Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2011). Massey University, Turitea Campus, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. (JDPerezgonzalez).
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