Escaped the "ice cream assassin" but not the "yogurt bandit"

Nutritionally similar prices vary, will you pay for high-priced yogurt?

  This summer, the "ice cream assassin" has "severely damaged" the wallets of many consumers.

And now, after the "assassin" craze has subsided, "bandits" have made waves in the consumer market again.

Those yogurt with a clear price tag and a price that does not seem to be very close to the people have become new targets for netizens to ridicule. #Escape the ice cream assassin but did not escape the yogurt bandit# also rushed to the hot search not long ago.

Is cheap yogurt really "unflavored"?

Nutrition experts tell you that may not be the case.

  Yangzi Evening News/Ziniu News reporter Xu Qianqian

Reporter visit:

Yogurt prices vary widely, but nutrition facts are similar

  On the afternoon of September 22, the reporter came to a 7-11 convenience store in Hexi. If you want to buy yogurt with a unit price of less than 5 yuan, you can only find two varieties at the bottom of the refrigerated shelf, which are bags of 3 yuan and 4.5 yuan. Pack yogurt.

The price of yogurt, which occupies most of the shelves, basically fluctuates around 10 yuan.

On an e-commerce platform, the average price of combined yogurt is about 10 yuan, and most of them are in small boxes of 100g or 140g, which can be finished in two or three mouthfuls.

A breakfast with yogurt seems a little extravagant to ordinary working people.

  As we all know, the higher the protein in dairy products, the higher the nutrition.

Therefore, the reporter compared the nutritional composition table of yogurt with different prices and found that the price and the protein level of the product are not related to growth in the same direction.

For example, a bottle of yogurt priced at 12.9 yuan has a protein content of 2.7g/100g, another yogurt priced at 13.9 yuan has a protein content of 3g/100g, and a bag of 3 yuan yogurt has a protein content of 3g/100g. 100g.

  According to the national standard GB 19302-2010, the protein content of high-quality yogurt is above 2.9g/100g and not less than 2.3g/100g.

Apparently, cheap yogurt also met the requirements.

But the quality of a bottle of yogurt cannot be judged by protein alone.

Expert reminder:

Buy high-quality yogurt, "raw milk" should be ranked first in the ingredient list

  "0 sucrose", "double/3 times protein", "high dietary fiber"... Nowadays, the dazzling variety of yogurt products on the market may make many people spend money on yogurt, but they have not bought real yogurt or good yogurt .

In fact, identifying yogurt can be done in one move.

The scientific name of yogurt is "fermented milk", and consumers only need to look at the product type as "fermented milk" to be yogurt.

So how do we choose a high-quality yogurt?

Just looking at the price is certainly not enough.

  When buying yogurt, you must first look at the raw materials.

According to relevant laws and regulations, the food ingredient list should be arranged from high to low according to the content of raw materials.

The first ingredient on the ingredient list for high-quality yogurt should be raw milk.

Zhou Tong, director of the Nutrition Department of Nanjing BenQ Hospital, said, "Water is the number one ingredient in many lactic acid beverages, which belongs to the category of beverages."

  The second is to look at the bacteria.

Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, etc. are relatively good and necessary probiotics in yogurt, but most of them cannot resist the "baptism" of digestive juices such as gastric acid, and they are already "dead bacteria" before they reach the large intestine. Contributes to gut health.

Having said that, the advantages of low-temperature yogurt are revealed.

  Zhou Tong explained that the biggest difference between low-temperature yogurt and normal-temperature yogurt is that the former contains live probiotics. If Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, etc. are marked in the ingredients list, it must be a yogurt worth buying, because these probiotics Bacteria are relatively acid-resistant and can partially escape the "digestion" of gastric acid and reach the large intestine smoothly, helping to improve intestinal health and improve body immunity.

  Of course, in terms of protein, calcium, vitamins, fats and other nutrients, there is not much difference between normal temperature yogurt and low temperature yogurt.

"Some businesses may add more food additives in order to make the yogurt taste and flavor better, and those basically have no nutritional value." Zhou Tong reminded that a constant truth is: the shorter the ingredient list, the better the quality of the yogurt. it is good.


Milk diarrhea?

Yogurt can be drunk normally and is easier to digest

  Because they are both dairy products, some people who are lactose intolerant do not even drink yogurt, but yogurt is actually very friendly to people who are lactose intolerant.

"These people who are lactose intolerant are mainly due to the lack of lactose-decomposing enzymes in their bodies and cannot decompose lactose in milk, so they will experience abdominal distension, diarrhea or flatulence when drinking milk." Director Zhou Tong explained, but in yogurt, Lactose will be fermented into lactic acid, which is easier to digest, and also promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus by the body.