20120204 - Nutritional balance of fat-free flavored yogurt - 2011

[Data] [<Normal page] [PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D (2011). Nutritional balance of fat-free flavored yogurt. Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration (ISSN 1177-4576), 2012, pages 43-48.]

Fat-free flavored yogurt's BNI

Perezgonzalez assessed the nutritional balance of fat-free flavored yogurt in 2011, as part of a research on yogurts in New Zealand.

Fat-free flavored yogurt had, on average, a nutritional balance of BNI 90.26s, being particularly biased towards excess of sugar. It was adequate in carbohydrate, saturated fat and sodium, high in protein, and low in fat and fiber. It also provided about 167mg of calcium per 100g of yogurt.

Illustration 1: Nutrition information (fat-free flavored yogurt)
BNI 90.26s 0.00
Food, 100g 2011 Ideal
Protein 4.6 2.7
Carbohydrate 8.5 7.3
Sugar 5.9 < 1.3
Fat 0.1 1.5
Saturated fat 0.1 < 0.1
Fiber 0.0 0.8
Sodium 0.049 < 0.053
Kcal 53.3 53.3
kJul 223.0 223.0
Illustration 2: Nutritional profile (fat-free flavored yogurt)
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International standards

Fat-free flavored yogurt appeared as moderately unbalanced according to US/CAN Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs), as highly unbalanced according to AUS/NZ and UK RDIs, and as extremely unbalanced according to WHO/FAO RDIs.

Illustration 3: Nutritional balance across international RDIs
Fat-free flavored yogurt (diet) 90.26 110.26 41.22 90.26 69.22
Product100g Company BNI WHO US/CAN AUS/NZ UK
Yoplait Delite vanilla National Foods 60.76 80.76 39.06 60.35 38.35
Yoplait Delite Dessert Sensations French cheesecake National Foods 60.76 80.76 39.06 60.35 38.35
Yoplait Delite Vanilla Berry vanilla National Foods 60.76 80.76 39.06 60.35 38.35
Yoplait Delite Fruit Fussion peach, pomegranate & green tea National Foods 64.54 84.54 39.00 64.13 42.13
Yoplait Delite Kiwi Tango apricot feijoa National Foods 65.16 85.16 39.07 64.74 42.74
Yoplait Delite Kiwi Tango passionfruit National Foods 65.26 85.26 39.16 64.83 42.83
Yoplait Delite passionfruit National Foods 65.26 85.26 39.16 64.83 42.83
Yoplait Delite berry bliss National Foods 65.74 85.74 39.05 65.32 43.32
Yoplait Delite Berry Favourites berry bliss National Foods 65.74 85.74 39.05 65.32 43.32
Yoplait Delite Fruit Fussion cranberry, raspberry & roship National Foods 65.74 85.74 39.05 65.32 43.32
Yoplait Delite Dessert Sensations rhubarb custard National Foods 66.30 86.30 38.99 65.88 43.88
Yoplait Delite Vanilla Berry raspberry & vanilla National Foods 66.31 86.31 39.08 65.88 43.88
Yoplait Delite Berry Favourites blueberry National Foods 66.76 86.76 39.03 66.35 44.35
Yoplait Delite blueberry National Foods 66.76 86.76 39.03 66.35 44.35
Yoplait Delite Fruit Fussion acai mixed berry National Foods 66.77 86.77 38.93 66.35 44.35
Yoplait Yoplus trim National Foods 67.16 87.36 37.83 66.62 45.40
Yoplait Delite Berry Favourites strawberry classic National Foods 67.32 87.32 38.97 66.91 44.91
Yoplait Delite Dessert Sensations strawberry pavlova National Foods 67.32 87.32 38.97 66.91 44.91
Yoplait Delite Vanilla Berry strawberry & vanilla National Foods 67.32 87.32 38.97 66.91 44.91
Yoplait Delite vanilla custard National Foods 67.34 87.34 38.87 66.93 44.93
Yoplait Delite peach mango National Foods 67.35 87.35 39.10 66.93 44.93
Yoplait Delite Kiwi Tango peach nectarine National Foods 69.56 89.56 39.17 69.13 47.13
Meadow Fresh Live Lite vanilla bean Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Vanilla Trio vanilla toffee Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Vanilla Trio vanilla bean Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Vanilla Trio vanilla spice Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite strawberry Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite strawberry & raspberry Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite strawberry vanilla Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Strawberry Trio strawberry Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Strawberry Trio strawberry & raspberry Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Strawberry Trio strawberry vanilla Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Mixed Berry Trio boysenberry Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Mixed Berry Trio berry crème Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Mixed Berry Trio mixed berries Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite passion mango Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Passionfruit Trio passion mango Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Passionfruit Trio passion peach Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Passionfruit Trio passionfruit Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite peach & apricot Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Apricot Trio peach & apricot Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Apricot Trio apricot passion Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Meadow Fresh Live Lite Apricot Trio apricot crème Goodman Fielder 90.50 110.50 45.30 90.50 73.30
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Berry Burst lite berries & cherries Fonterra 92.19 112.19 42.19 92.19 70.19
Fresh'n Fruity Lite boysenberry & vanilla Fonterra 93.11 113.11 43.34 93.11 71.34
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Vanilla Berries lite boysenberry & vanilla Fonterra 93.11 113.11 43.34 93.11 71.34
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Vanilla Berries lite raspberry n' vanilla Fonterra 93.11 113.11 43.34 93.11 71.34
Fresh'n Fruity Lite apricot crumble Fonterra 93.39 113.39 43.39 93.39 71.39
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Apricot Blast lite apricot crumble Fonterra 93.39 113.39 43.39 93.39 71.39
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Apricot Blast lite apricot Fonterra 93.78 113.78 43.78 93.78 71.78
Fresh'n Fruity Lite vanilla dream Fonterra 94.74 114.74 44.96 94.74 72.96
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Apricot Blast lite apricot, peach & pear Fonterra 95.06 115.06 45.06 95.06 73.06
Fresh'n Fruity Lite mango passion Fonterra 96.36 116.36 46.36 96.36 74.36
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Passion Tango lite mango passion Fonterra 96.36 116.36 46.36 96.36 74.36
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Passion Tango lite peach passion Fonterra 96.36 116.36 46.36 96.36 74.36
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Strawberry Splash lite strawberry & raspberry Fonterra 96.36 116.36 46.36 96.36 74.36
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Strawberry Splash lite strawberry & vanilla Fonterra 97.68 117.68 47.68 97.68 75.68
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Vanilla Berries lite strawberry n' vanilla Fonterra 97.68 117.68 47.68 97.68 75.68
Fresh'n Fruity Lite wildly berry Fonterra 100.39 120.39 50.39 100.39 78.39
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Berry Burst lite strawberry Fonterra 100.39 120.39 50.39 100.39 78.39
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Berry Burst lite wildly berry Fonterra 100.39 120.39 50.39 100.39 78.39
Fresh'n Fruity Lite strawberry Fonterra 100.39 120.39 50.39 100.39 78.39
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Strawberry Splash lite strawberry Fonterra 100.39 120.39 50.39 100.39 78.39
Fresh'n Fruity Lite Passion Tango lite pineapple passion Fonterra 106.83 126.83 69.78 106.83 97.78
DeWinkel Acidophilus pear & manuka honey Fonterra 122.60 142.60 88.73 122.60 116.73
DeWinkel Acidophilus orchard apricot Fonterra 128.38 147.99 98.38 128.38 126.38
DeWinkel Acidophilus garden strawberry Fonterra 128.58 148.58 96.21 128.58 124.21
DeWinkel Acidophilus berry, blackcurrant & echinacea Fonterra 129.89 149.89 84.69 129.89 112.69
DeWinkel Acidophilus plum & cinnamon Fonterra 130.87 150.87 91.99 130.87 119.99
DeWinkel Acidophilus blueberry & elderflower Fonterra 131.04 151.04 94.94 131.04 122.94
(Source: Perezgonzalez, 2011a1)

Methods

Research approach

Exploratory study.

Data

The initial research sample included 342 yogurt products (ie, cow-milk and soy, natural and flavored, and fat-free, low-fat, standard and creamy)1. The sample was collected in a convenient manner, looking more for a large sample than a random selection of products. The results in this study simply describe the 'subsample' of fat-free flavored cow-milk yogurts within the original sample: ie, 70 products.

Materials & analysis

Relevant data were collated, then assessed using the Balanced Nutrition Index™ (BNI™) technology (see Perezgonzalez, 2011b2). SPSS-v18 was used for the computation of variables, including BNI and international indexes, and statistical analyses.

Generalization potential

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):

  • Australia.
  • Internationally, if one assumes yogurt products to be of approximately similar nutritional composition anywhere.
References
1. PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D (2011a). Yogurts galore. The Balanced Nutrition Index (ISSN 1177-8849), 2012, issue 1. (Retrievable from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/BNI).
2. PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D (2011b). Balanced Nutrition Index™ (BNI™). Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration (ISSN 1177-4576), 2011, pages 20-21. Also retrievable from Wiki of Science.

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BNI™ database
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BNI™ journal (2012, issue 1) - Yogurts galore
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Wiki of Science - Nutritional balance of foods
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Author

Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2012). Massey University, Turitea Campus, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. (JDPerezgonzalezJDPerezgonzalez).


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