Standard milk BNI - 2011
Perezgonzalez re-assessed the nutritional balance of standard milk 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, standard cow milk had, on average, a nutritional balance of BNI 88.42sf4, being particularly unbalanced towards excess of saturated fat. The average standard cow milk was also adequate in protein and sodium, high in sugar and fat, and low in carbohydrate and fiber. It also provided about 129mg of calcium per 100ml.
Standard milk appeared as highly unbalanced according to international Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs), although rather moderately unbalanced according to US and Canadian standards.
|Illustration 3: Nutritional balance across international RDIs|
|Pams whole milk powder||Pams||82.91||95.42||52.91||82.91||78.91|
|Meadow Fresh Calci Strong original||Goodman Fielder||86.07||97.83||56.07||86.07||82.07|
|Home Brand full cream milk (UHT)||Woolworths||86.08||99.62||56.08||86.08||82.08|
|Meadow Fresh Organic original||Goodman Fielder||86.33||97.32||56.33||86.33||82.33|
|Meadow Fresh Farmhouse||Goodman Fielder||86.46||93.36||53.60||83.60||79.60|
|Pams standard (UHT)||Pams||86.83||99.39||56.83||86.83||82.83|
|Home Brand standard milk||Progressive||86.85||97.58||56.85||86.85||82.85|
|Meadow Fresh original||Goodman Fielder||86.85||97.58||56.85||86.85||82.85|
|Anchor Super Blue||Fonterra||88.06||108.06||45.95||88.06||71.95|
|Lactose Free Milk full cream||Liddells||89.93||99.68||59.93||89.93||85.93|
|Anchor Blue Top (UHT)||Fonterra||90.00||101.22||60.00||90.00||86.00|
|Anchor whole milk powder||Fonterra||90.93||104.38||60.93||90.93||86.93|
|Budget milk standard||Safeway Traders||92.09||104.33||62.09||92.09||88.09|
|Home Brand full cream milk powder||Progressive||92.63||101.30||62.63||92.63||88.63|
|Lactose Free Milk high calcium semi-skim||Liddells||92.70||112.70||62.33||92.70||88.33|
|Anchor Simply Organic standard||Fonterra||94.51||107.02||64.51||94.51||90.51|
|Anchor Silver Top||Fonterra||94.80||105.03||64.80||94.80||90.80|
|(Source: Perezgonzalez, 2011a2)|
Correlations between indexes were positive, and tended to be moderate to high between pairs of international indexes, except for the pairs WHO and US/CAN, and WHO and UK, which showed almost no correlation between them.
|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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