Standard soymilk BNI - 2011
Perezgonzalez re-assessed the nutritional balance of standard 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, standard soymilk has, on average, a nutritional balance of BNI 48.17f4, being particularly unbalanced towards excess of fat. The average standard soymilk is also adequate in protein, low in saturated fat, low in carbohydrate but high in sugar, low in fiber and high in sodium. It also provides about 124mg of calcium per 100ml.
Standard soymilk appears as moderately unbalanced according to international Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs).
|Illustration 3: Nutritional balance across different RDIs|
|Pams soy milk regular||Pams||40.41||52.95||25.71||30.41||28.41|
|So Natural extra milky||Freedom Foods||40.61||53.78||30.29||30.61||30.29|
|So Good regular (chilled)||Sanitarium||44.69||53.85||29.34||34.78||32.02|
|So Good regular (UHT)||Sanitarium||44.69||53.85||29.34||34.78||32.02|
|So Natural original||Freedom Foods||45.04||45.04||30.83||34.45||32.45|
|Vitasoy Soy Milky regular||Vitasoy||48.87||67.54||33.94||38.28||36.28|
|Home Brand soy drink||Home Brand||69.79||69.87||50.10||59.07||57.07|
|(Source: Perezgonzalez, 2011a2)|
Correlations between indexes are positive, and tend to 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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