Ricemilk BNI - 2011
Perezgonzalez re-assessed the nutritional balance of (standard) ricemilk 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, ricemilk has, on average, a nutritional balance of BNI 38.13s4, being particularly unbalanced towards excess of sugar. The average ricemilk is also low in saturated fat, low in protein, fat and fiber, and high in carbohydrate and sodium. It also provides about 121mg of calcium per 100ml.
Ricemilk is moderately unbalanced according to international Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs), although slightly 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|
|Vitasoy rice milk protein enriched||Vitasoy||25.25||25.25||5.06||25.14||23.14|
|Vitasoy rice milk vitamin & mineral enriched||Vitasoy||35.22||35.22||13.54||34.95||32.95|
|So Natural rice milk with omega 3||Freedom Foods||37.95||19.98||27.40||37.40||29.43|
|So Natural rice milk||Freedom Foods||38.17||34.94||28.17||38.17||32.94|
|So Good ricemilk||Sanitarium||43.01||42.94||24.93||42.58||40.33|
|Pams rice milk regular||Pams||46.33||46.33||30.94||46.33||42.33|
|Signature Range organic rice original||SR Brands||50.90||50.90||20.90||50.90||48.90|
|Rice Dream original enriched||Imagine Foods||51.02||51.02||21.02||51.02||49.02|
|Rice Dream vanilla enriched||Imagine Foods||57.04||57.04||27.04||57.04||55.04|
|(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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