20120207 - Nutritional balance of standard flavored yogurt - 2011

[Data] [<Normal page] [PEREZGONZALEZ Jose D (2011). Nutritional balance of standard flavored yogurt. Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration (ISSN 1177-4576), 2012, pages 61-68.]

Standard flavored yogurt's BNI

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

Standard flavored yogurt had, on average, a nutritional balance of BNI 95.20s, being particularly biased towards excess of sugar. It was adequate in protein, carbohydrate, fat and sodium, high in saturated fat, and low in fiber. It also provided about 177mg of calcium per 100g of yogurt.

Illustration 1: Nutrition information (standard flavored yogurt)
BNI 95.20s 0.00
Food, 100g 2011 Ideal
Protein 4.2 5.2
Carbohydrate 14.8 14.4
Sugar 12.3 < 2.6
Fat 3.2 2.9
Saturated fat 2.1 < 1.2
Fiber 0.0 1.6
Sodium 0.044 < 0.105
Kcal 104.8 104.8
kJul 438.5 438.5
Illustration 2: Nutritional profile (standard flavored yogurt)
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International standards

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

Illustration 3: Nutritional balance across international RDIs
Standard flavored yogurt (diet) 95.20 97.26 65.20 95.20 91.20
Product100g Company BNI WHO US/CAN AUS/NZ UK
Fresh'n Fruity My First 6+ apricot & custard Fonterra 57.43 77.43 38.18 57.43 52.74
Fresh'n Fruity My First 6+ pear & custard Fonterra 57.46 77.32 37.35 57.46 53.46
Fresh'n Fruity My First 6+ mango & custard Fonterra 58.15 77.22 36.55 58.15 54.15
Biofarm bush honey Biofarm 62.80 63.77 41.79 62.80 58.80
Fresh'n Fruity My First 12+ mango Fonterra 62.83 79.59 33.99 62.86 58.61
Fresh'n Fruity My First 12+ apple Fonterra 63.32 79.29 34.23 63.35 59.10
Fresh'n Fruity My First 12+ peach Fonterra 63.36 78.87 33.76 63.39 59.14
Fresh'n Fruity Berries Galore berries & cherries Fonterra 79.94 82.24 49.94 79.94 75.94
Fresh'n Fruity simply apricot Fonterra 80.75 86.48 50.75 80.75 76.75
Fresh'n Fruity Peachy Apricot simply apricot Fonterra 80.75 86.48 50.75 80.75 76.75
Fresh'n Fruity Twins simply apricot Fonterra 80.75 86.48 50.75 80.75 76.75
Fresh'n Fruity vanilla hazelnut Fonterra 81.87 82.22 51.87 81.87 77.87
Fresh'n Fruity Lemon Passion passionfruit cheese cake Fonterra 82.24 86.22 52.24 82.24 78.24
Fresh'n Fruity Lemon Passion apple crumble Fonterra 83.85 86.43 53.85 83.85 79.85
Yoplait Greek Style Lite mango passion National Foods 84.09 90.60 54.09 84.09 80.09
Fresh'n Fruity simply strawberry Fonterra 84.37 88.11 54.37 84.37 80.37
Fresh'n Fruity Twins simply strawberry Fonterra 84.37 88.11 54.37 84.37 80.37
Yoplait Greek Style Lite berry coulis National Foods 84.77 90.20 54.77 84.77 80.77
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy mango papaya passion Goodman Fielder 84.90 90.64 54.90 84.90 80.90
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy Paradise Fruits pineapple & coconut Goodman Fielder 84.90 90.64 54.90 84.90 80.90
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy Paradise Fruits mango papaya passion Goodman Fielder 84.90 90.64 54.90 84.90 80.90
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy Paradise Fruits strawberry & pomegranate Goodman Fielder 84.90 90.64 54.90 84.90 80.90
Fresh'n Fruity Passionfruit Paradise peach passionfruit Fonterra 86.78 90.07 56.78 86.78 82.78
Fresh'n Fruity peach passion Fonterra 86.78 90.07 56.78 86.78 82.78
Fresh'n Fruity Custard & Fruit Delight banana pear custard Fonterra 86.81 88.35 56.81 86.81 82.81
Fresh'n Fruity Wild Forest Fruit bavarian berry Fonterra 87.40 89.70 57.40 87.40 83.40
Fresh'n Fruity Summer Fruits strawberry & cream Fonterra 87.95 91.83 57.95 87.95 83.95
Fresh'n Fruity Berries Galore berry combo Fonterra 87.98 91.13 57.98 87.98 83.98
Fresh'n Fruity Summer Fruits peaches & cream Fonterra 87.98 91.13 57.98 87.98 83.98
Fresh'n Fruity Berries & Cream boysenberry & cream Fonterra 87.98 91.13 57.98 87.98 83.98
Fresh'n Fruity Peachy Apricot peaches and cream Fonterra 87.98 91.13 57.98 87.98 83.98
Fresh'n Fruity Passionfruit Paradise passion pineapple Fonterra 88.32 91.34 58.32 88.32 84.32
Fresh'n Fruity fruit of the forest Fonterra 88.35 90.68 58.35 88.35 84.35
Fresh'n Fruity Wild Forest Fruit fruit of the forest Fonterra 88.35 90.68 58.35 88.35 84.35
Fresh'n Fruity Mango Passion mango passionfruit Fonterra 90.32 91.87 60.32 90.32 86.32
Fresh'n Fruity Passionfruit Paradise mango passion Fonterra 90.32 91.87 60.32 90.32 86.32
Fresh'n Fruity Summer Fruits raspberry & cream Fonterra 90.48 91.65 60.48 90.48 86.48
Fresh'n Fruity Berries & Cream raspberry & cream Fonterra 90.48 91.65 60.48 90.48 86.48
Fresh'n Fruity Berries & Cream blackberry & cream Fonterra 90.49 92.30 60.49 90.49 86.49
Fresh'n Fruity Mango Passion mango pineapple Fonterra 91.45 92.87 61.45 91.45 87.45
Fresh'n Fruity vanilla bean Fonterra 91.74 91.74 61.74 91.74 87.74
Fresh'n Fruity Wild Forest Fruit autumn duet Fonterra 92.36 94.70 62.36 92.36 88.36
Meadow Fresh 4 Kids Calci Strong strawberry Goodman Fielder 92.50 101.40 62.66 92.80 87.18
Meadow Fresh 4 Kids Calci Strong tropical Goodman Fielder 92.50 101.40 62.66 92.80 87.18
Meadow Fresh 4 Kids Calci Strong raspberry Goodman Fielder 92.50 101.40 62.66 92.80 87.18
Fresh'n Fruity Custard & Fruit Delight rhubarb custard Fonterra 93.55 93.89 63.55 93.55 89.55
Fresh'n Fruity Custard & Fruit Delight apricot custard Fonterra 94.59 94.59 64.59 94.59 90.59
Fresh'n Fruity Fruit Corners spiced apple Fonterra 94.73 94.73 64.73 94.73 90.73
DeWinkel Greek boysenberry & blackcurrant Fonterra 94.82 105.62 64.82 94.82 90.82
Yoplait Vigueur Choc Heaven dark chocolate fudge National Foods 95.00 95.00 65.00 95.00 91.00
Yoplait Vigueur Choc Heaven chocolate cheesecake National Foods 95.17 95.17 65.17 95.17 91.17
Yoplait Vigueur Choc Treats cookies n cream National Foods 95.17 95.17 65.17 95.17 91.17
Yoplait Vigueur Choc Treats chocolate mud cake National Foods 95.17 95.17 65.17 95.17 91.17
Yoplait Vigueur Choc Treats caramel chocolate National Foods 95.17 95.17 65.17 95.17 91.17
Yoplait Vigueur classic choc National Foods 95.43 95.43 65.43 95.43 91.43
Fresh'n Fruity Mango Passion mango, apricot & vanilla Fonterra 95.47 95.91 65.47 95.47 91.47
Fresh'n Fruity Peachy Apricot apricot vanilla Fonterra 95.47 95.91 65.47 95.47 91.47
Fresh'n Fruity Fruit Corners strawberry Fonterra 95.89 95.89 65.89 95.89 91.89
Fresh'n Fruity dreamy lemon Fonterra 96.70 96.70 66.70 96.70 92.70
Fresh'n Fruity Lemon Passion dreamy lemon Fonterra 96.70 96.70 66.70 96.70 92.70
Fresh'n Fruity Twins dreamy lemon Fonterra 96.70 96.70 66.70 96.70 92.70
Fresh'n Fruity Fruit Corners mango passion Fonterra 97.15 97.15 67.15 97.15 93.15
Fresh'n Fruity Fruit Corners peach apricot Fonterra 97.74 97.74 67.74 97.74 93.74
The Collective nz brown turkey fig yogurt Epicurean Dairy 97.90 98.07 67.90 97.90 93.90
The Collective christmas sticky date pud yogurt Epicurean Dairy 97.90 98.07 67.90 97.90 93.90
The Collective passion fruit yogurt Epicurean Dairy 97.90 98.07 67.90 97.90 93.90
The Collective mango yogurt Epicurean Dairy 97.90 98.07 67.90 97.90 93.90
The Collective rhubarb + strawberry yogurt Epicurean Dairy 97.90 98.07 67.90 97.90 93.90
The Collective black plum yogurt Epicurean Dairy 97.90 98.07 67.90 97.90 93.90
The Collective apple crumble yogurt Epicurean Dairy 97.90 98.07 67.90 97.90 93.90
The Collective pomegranate + cherry yogurt Epicurean Dairy 97.90 98.07 67.90 97.90 93.90
The Collective raspberry choccy yogurt Epicurean Dairy 97.90 98.07 67.90 97.90 93.90
The Collective raspberry + goji yogurt Epicurean Dairy 97.90 98.07 67.90 97.90 93.90
DeWinkel Greek peach & passionfruit Fonterra 97.91 107.01 67.91 97.91 93.91
Farmers Union strawberry Lion-Dairy & Drinks 99.02 104.42 69.02 99.02 95.02
Meadow Fresh 4 Kids Wobble Tops strawberry smash Goodman Fielder 100.91 102.82 71.07 101.22 95.46
Meadow Fresh 4 Kids Wobble Tops tropicool Goodman Fielder 100.91 102.82 71.07 101.22 95.46
Farmers Union peach & mango Lion-Dairy & Drinks 101.08 105.10 71.08 101.08 97.08
Farmers Union summer fruits Lion-Dairy & Drinks 101.75 103.75 71.75 101.75 97.75
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy raspberry & cream Goodman Fielder 102.00 108.02 72.00 102.00 98.00
Kapiti buttersotch swirl Fonterrra 102.01 102.01 72.01 102.01 98.01
Yoplait Baby banana National Foods 102.09 112.85 72.09 102.09 98.09
Yoplait Petit Miam Vanilla peach National Foods 102.77 109.10 72.77 102.77 98.77
DeWinkel Greek honey Fonterra 103.23 110.67 73.23 103.23 99.23
Yoplait Petit Miam Vanilla strawberry National Foods 103.67 110.95 73.67 103.67 99.67
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy Vanilla Delights vanilla spice Goodman Fielder 103.80 108.11 73.80 103.80 99.80
Fresh'n Fruity Fruit Corners mixed berry Fonterra 103.85 103.85 73.85 103.85 99.86
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy Citrus Fruits plump apricot Goodman Fielder 103.92 110.25 73.92 103.92 99.92
Yoplait Petit Miam Vanilla National Foods 104.13 110.84 74.13 104.13 100.13
Yoplait Baby vanilla National Foods 104.24 114.12 74.24 104.24 100.24
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy Berries & Cream strawberry & cream Goodman Fielder 104.29 109.84 74.29 104.29 100.29
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy Vanilla Delights French vanilla Goodman Fielder 104.53 108.84 74.53 104.53 100.53
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy vanilla bean Goodman Fielder 105.02 109.45 75.02 105.02 101.02
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy Vanilla Delights vanilla bean Goodman Fielder 105.02 109.45 75.02 105.02 101.02
Bulla Fruit'n Yogurt strawberry Regal Cream 105.89 105.89 75.89 105.89 101.89
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy Berries & Cream raspberry & cream Goodman Fielder 105.90 110.74 75.90 105.90 101.90
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy Citrus Fruits zesty lemon Goodman Fielder 105.90 110.74 75.90 105.90 101.90
Yoplait Vigueur Choc Heaven mocha National Foods 105.90 105.90 75.90 105.90 101.90
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy Citrus Fruits juicy orange Goodman Fielder 105.92 111.16 75.92 105.92 101.92
Kapiti champagne rhubarb Fonterrra 106.62 106.62 76.62 106.62 102.62
Kapiti passion mango Fonterrra 106.62 106.62 76.62 106.62 102.62
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy blackberry & cream Goodman Fielder 106.98 111.54 76.98 106.98 102.98
Bulla Fruit'n Yogurt mango Regal Cream 107.36 107.36 77.36 107.36 103.36
Kapiti vanilla bean Fonterrra 107.58 107.58 77.58 107.58 103.58
Bulla Fruit'n Yogurt wildberry Regal Cream 107.94 107.94 77.94 107.94 103.94
Meadow Fresh Thick & Creamy Berries & Cream blackberry & cream Goodman Fielder 113.97 120.30 83.97 113.97 109.97
Kapiti lemon meringue Fonterrra 114.04 114.04 84.04 114.04 110.04
The Collective Straight Up Epicurean Dairy 122.48 135.16 92.48 122.48 118.48
(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 standard flavored cow-milk yogurts within the original sample: ie, 108 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
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).


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