20120206 - Nutritional balance of creamy flavored yogurt - 2011

[Data] [<Normal page] [PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D (2011). Nutritional balance of creamy flavored yogurt. Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration (ISSN 1177-4576), 2012, pages 57-60.]

Creamy flavored yogurt's BNI

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

Creamy flavored yogurt had, on average, a nutritional balance of BNI 94.19s, being particularly biased towards excess of sugar. It was adequate in sodium, high in fat and saturated fat, and low in protein, carbohydrate and fiber. It also provided about 144mg of calcium per 100g of yogurt.

Illustration 1: Nutrition information (creamy flavored yogurt)
BNI 94.19s 0.00
Food, 100g 2011 Ideal
Protein 4.4 6.9
Carbohydrate 14.6 19.0
Sugar 12.7 < 3.5
Fat 6.9 3.8
Saturated fat 4.3 < 1.5
Fiber 0.7 2.1
Sodium 0.054 < 0.138
Kcal 138.1 138.1
kJul 577.8 577.8
Illustration 2: Nutritional profile (creamy flavored yogurt)
55%
50%
45% *
40% * *
35% * *
30% * *
25% * *
20% * *
15% * * *
10% * * *
5% * * *
mid p c f fb
max s sf na
5% * * *
10% * *
15% * *
20% * *
25% * *
30% * *
35% *
ideal % = grey cells; actual % = asterisk (*)

International standards

Creamy flavored yogurt appeared as highly unbalanced according to international Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs).

Illustration 3: Nutritional balance across international RDIs
Creamy flavored yogurt (diet) 94.19 93.72 64.30 94.40 88.63
Product100g Company BNI WHO US/CAN AUS/NZ UK
Mammoth Supply Co. apple pie with cinnamon yoghurt Fonterra 77.95 77.35 48.09 78.22 71.95
Mammoth Supply Co. berry black forest yoghurt Fonterra 81.49 80.89 51.63 81.76 75.49
Mammoth Supply Co. apricot manuka honey yoghurt Fonterra 84.25 83.72 54.38 84.49 78.47
Puhoi Valley Greek yogurt Puhoi Valley 85.27 96.92 63.70 83.62 79.62
Yoplait Greek Style honey National Foods 87.85 87.85 57.85 87.85 83.85
Yoplait Greek Style sweet chilli National Foods 89.39 89.39 59.39 89.39 85.39
Cyclops thick & creamy yoghurt Serra Natural Foods 90.67 101.35 83.55 90.67 86.67
Mammoth Supply Co. lemon passionfruit yoghurt Fonterra 92.14 91.61 62.27 92.39 86.37
Mammoth Supply Co. apple blueberry yoghurt Fonterra 93.05 92.52 63.18 93.29 87.27
Mammoth Supply Co. mango coconut flakes yoghurt Fonterra 93.64 93.17 63.75 93.85 88.08
The Collective Russian fudge yogurt Epicurean Dairy 96.52 96.52 57.72 87.72 84.52
The Collective nommy choccy yogurt Epicurean Dairy 96.52 96.52 57.72 87.72 84.52
The Collective luscious lemon yogurt Epicurean Dairy 96.52 96.52 57.72 87.72 84.52
The Collective lime sublime yogurt Epicurean Dairy 96.52 96.52 57.72 87.72 84.52
Puhoi Valley carrot cake Puhoi Valley 98.06 100.99 68.06 98.06 94.06
Yoplait Petit Miam Golden Surprise vanilla National Foods 98.90 98.90 68.90 98.90 94.90
Dessler mocha Serra Natural Foods 99.46 99.84 69.46 99.46 95.46
Yoplait Petit Miam Berry Surprise strawberry National Foods 100.69 100.69 70.69 100.69 96.69
Fresh'n Fruity Greek honey Fonterra 100.84 100.84 70.84 100.84 96.84
Yoplait Petit Miam Berry Surprise raspberry National Foods 100.85 100.85 70.85 100.85 96.85
Yoplait Petit Miam Golden Surprise peach National Foods 101.22 101.22 71.22 101.22 97.22
Yoplait Petit Miam Golden Surprise banana National Foods 101.48 101.48 71.48 101.48 97.48
Cyclops European-style with chocolate Serra Natural Foods 101.53 101.53 71.53 101.53 97.53
Yoplait Petit Miam Berry Surprise apricot National Foods 102.14 102.14 72.14 102.14 98.14
Piako Gourmet Yoghurt passionfruit Piako 108.20 108.20 78.20 108.20 104.20
Piako Gourmet Yoghurt natural Piako 108.31 108.31 78.31 108.31 104.31
Piako Gourmet Yoghurt mango Piako 108.84 108.84 78.84 108.84 104.84
Piako Gourmet Yoghurt mixed berry Piako 109.44 109.44 79.44 109.44 105.44
Cyclops European-style with coffee Serra Natural Foods 111.68 111.68 81.68 111.68 107.68
Piako Gourmet Frozen Yoghurt feijoa Piako 127.32 127.32 97.32 127.32 123.32
(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 creamy flavored cow-milk yogurts within the original sample: ie, 30 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.

Want to know more?

BNI™ database
The database offers individual nutrition analyses for foods, including the food referred to in above article.
BNI™ journal (2012, issue 1) - Yogurts galore
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.

Author

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


Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License