|[Data]||[<Normal page] [PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D (2011). Nutritional balance of flavored semi-skimmed milk (2011). Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration (ISSN 1177-4576), 2011, pages 148-151.]|
Flavored semi-skimmed milk BNI - 2011
Perezgonzalez assessed the nutritional balance of flavored semi-skimmed milk in 20112, as part of a research on the nutritional balance of milk and milk alternatives in New Zealand.
In 2011, flavored semi-skimmed cow milk had, on average, a nutritional balance of BNI 101.11s4, being particularly unbalanced towards excess of sugar. The average flavored semi-skimmed cow milk was also adequate in protein, carbohydrate, fat and sodium, high in saturated fat, and low in fiber. It also provided about 130mg of calcium per 100ml.
Flavored semi-skimmed milk appeared as highly unbalanced according to international Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs).
|Illustration 3: Nutritional balance across international RDIs|
|Flavored semi-skimmed milk||(diet)||101.11||114.15||71.19||101.26||96.00|
|Meadow Fresh Calci Strong strawberry||Goodman Fielder||92.85||112.85||62.33||92.85||88.33|
|Meadow Fresh Calci Strong Thomas & friends chocolate||Goodman Fielder||93.70||113.70||58.18||93.70||85.78|
|Meadow Fresh Calci Strong banana||Goodman Fielder||94.94||114.94||63.83||94.94||89.83|
|Flavoured Milk chocolate||Progressive||96.41||114.93||66.41||96.41||92.41|
|Meadow Fresh Calci Strong chocolate||Goodman Fielder||96.41||114.93||66.41||96.41||92.41|
|Anchor Calci Yum wicked chocolate (fresh)||Fonterra||102.82||114.34||72.82||102.82||98.82|
|Mammoth Supply Co. Iced Coffee mocha||Fonterra||104.81||115.62||74.81||104.81||100.81|
|Anchor Calci Yum strawberry (UHT, 250ml)||Fonterra||105.94||115.94||75.96||106.11||101.94|
|Mammoth Supply Co. Iced Coffee original||Fonterra||106.29||117.38||76.29||106.29||102.29|
|Primo cookie & cream||Fonterra||106.72||118.41||76.72||106.72||102.72|
|Anchor Calci Yum strawberry (fresh)||Fonterra||108.02||118.41||78.02||108.02||104.02|
|Meadow Fresh Calci Strong Dora the explorer strawberry||Goodman Fielder||110.77||134.96||76.29||108.86||117.27|
|Anchor Calci Yum banana (UHT)||Fonterra||111.05||120.80||81.05||111.05||107.05|
|Anchor Calci Yum caramel (UHT)||Fonterra||111.05||120.80||81.05||111.05||107.05|
|Anchor Calci Yum wicked chocolate (UHT)||Fonterra||113.15||116.16||83.15||113.15||109.15|
|(Source: Perezgonzalez, 2011a2)|
Correlations between indexes were positive, and tended to be high between pairs of international indexes.
|Illustration 4: Correlations between RDIs|
The original research was an exploratory study for describing the nutritional balance of milk in New Zealand in 2011. It was a follow-up of a similar study done in 20081.
The initial research sample included 68 milk products (ie, standard, semi-skimmed, skimmed, and flavored)2. The food products were collected in a convenient manner, looking more for a variety of brands than a random sampling of the same. The results in this study simply describe the 'subsample' of flavored semi-skimmed cow milk products within the original sample: ie, 20 brands of flavored semi-skimmed milk.
Materials & analysis
Milk products were purchased from local supermarket chains in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Nutrition information for each milk product was retrieved from the nutrition information panel on each item, to be assessed using the Balanced Nutrition Index™ (BNI™) technology (see Perezgonzalez, 2011b3). SPSS-v16 was used for variable computations, including BNI and international indexes, and statistical analysis, which included descriptives and correlations.
Most of the products were produced locally, although some may have been imported or exported, especially from and to Australia, respectively. Thus, the results of this study may be generalizable to the following populations (in order of decreasing generalization power):
- Internationally, if one assumes milk products to be of approximately similar nutritional composition anywhere.
Want to know more?
- BNI™ database
- The database offers individual nutrition analyses for foods, including those referred to in above article.
- BNI™ journal (2011, issue 6) - White gold
- This issue of the Balanced Nutrition Index™ journal collates all BNI™ nutrition information for the original sample in a single book.
- Wiki of Science - Nutritional balance of foods
- This Wiki of Science page collates information about several foods on a single page and provides useful links to the appropiate files.
Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2011). Massey University, Turitea Campus, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. (JDPerezgonzalez).
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