|[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.
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|
|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)|
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.
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 yogurt products to be of approximately similar nutritional composition anywhere.
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.
Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2012). Massey University, Turitea Campus, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand. (JDPerezgonzalez).