Low-fat soymilk BNI - 2011
Perezgonzalez re-assessed the nutritional balance of 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, low-fat soymilk has, on average, a nutritional balance of BNI 26.77s4, being particularly unbalanced towards excess of sugar. This average low-fat soymilk is also adequate in fat and fiber, low in saturated fat, high in protein and sodium, and low in carbohydrate. It also provides about 119mg of calcium per 100ml.
Low-fat soymilk appears as somehow unbalanced according to international Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs), although it is very close to balance 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|
|So Good essential||Sanitarium||14.20||33.71||1.62||14.29||11.53|
|Pams soy milk low fat||Pams||19.47||39.47||0.00||18.49||10.51|
|Vitasoy high fibre||Vitasoy||19.62||39.99||1.75||19.45||15.84|
|Signature Range organic soy lite||SR Brands||29.60||33.78||2.61||29.21||27.21|
|So Good lite (chilled)||Sanitarium||34.02||53.82||1.03||33.85||18.62|
|So Good lite (UHT)||Sanitarium||34.02||53.82||1.03||33.85||18.62|
|Vitasoy Soy Milky lite||Vitasoy||42.76||62.76||4.04||32.17||16.17|
|So Natural light||Freedom Foods||52.79||72.79||5.34||42.01||26.01|
|(Source: Perezgonzalez, 2011a2)|
Correlations between indexes are positive, and tend be high between pairs of international indexes, except for the US/CAN index.
|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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