fruit yogurt

fruit yogurt

Yogurt is a fermented dairy product. The latest healthy eating recommendations recommend replacing full-fat dairy products with low-fat dairy, especially fermented, so it should find a place in our daily diet. Yogurt is a source of many vitamins and minerals and has a positive effect on the intestinal microflora. Its production requires milk and live yoghurt farms.

In Poland, fruit (flavored) yoghurts are more popular than natural yoghurts. Unfortunately, in addition to fruit, it often contains sugar and many other components such as: aromas, dyes or thickeners that improve its taste, aroma and texture. So the best option will always be to prepare this yogurt yourself. It is enough to add your favorite fruit to natural yogurt (in any form: whole, mashed, mixed), oatmeal and nuts and you will have a ready and healthy meal.

When we buy yogurt in the store, it is worth paying attention to its composition and choosing the one with the largest addition of fruit and the least amount of additional substances. This arrangement will help you find yourself in the maze of products near the store shelf and refrigerator!

We divided the described fruit yoghurts into 3 groups:

  1. The healthiest option – these are the best types of yogurt. Both the composition and nutritional value of these products make choosing these yogurts every day worthwhile.
  2. A good choice – when yogurt from the first group is not available in the store, you can go ahead and access products from this group. These yogurts are also a good option, although they should not form the basis of your diet.
  3. Products are advised against – they usually contain too many unnecessary additives and a lot of simple sugars. These yogurts are still safe, but they should not appear in your diet every day.

We assigned individual products to the above groups, but their order within a given group is random. All types of yogurt labeled “healthiest option” have similar health value and would be a good choice. When choosing yogurt from this group, just follow your preference.

Myth – Below you will find a list of the most common additional ingredients in yogurt, as well as the standard composition of this type of product, along with information on the purpose of their addition.

  1. starches; They are used in the production of low-fat products. They guarantee the right consistency thanks to their gelling and thickening properties.
  2. Aroma. Their addition masks the aftertaste that arises during fermentation.
  3. Acidity regulators. They control the pH of the product, thus determining the final taste, and can also affect the color. They also inhibit the growth of bacteria, which improves quality and extends the shelf life of the product.

Thickening agents and stabilizers. They give the yogurt the right consistency, which allows, for example, to consume the product with a spoon. The most common are: pectin, gelatin, carrageenan, and xanthan gum.

The healthiest option

We recommend fruit yogurt

Fruvita yogurt + fruits. Mango / Banana / Passion Fruit (Pedronka)

Ingredients: 70% natural yogurt. Fruit 30% (mango 18%, banana 9.6%, passion fruit juice 2.4%).

88 calories, fat 3.1g, including saturated fatty acids 1.8g, carbohydrates 10.6g, including sugars 9.3g, fiber 0.8g, protein 3.9g, salt 0.15g.

The composition is a very simple yogurt with fruit, which is the most desirable and healthy ingredient in fruit yogurt. We encourage you to choose these products.

Fruvita Pure Yogurt + Fruits + Cereals. American Blueberry/Banana (Pedronca)

Ingredients: Natural yogurt 60% (milk, cultured yogurt bacteria), fruit puree 38% (berry 20%, banana 18%), oatmeal 1%, linseed 1%.

64 calories, fat 1.2g, including saturated fatty acids 0.4g, carbohydrates 9.5g, including sugars 8.4g, fiber 1.8g, protein 2.8g, salt 0.08g.

The composition of this product is very pure, with only yogurt and fruit and an interesting addition of oat flakes and flax seeds. This is a small amount, but thanks to this, yogurt can be a healthy meal.

Blanton. Natural Coconut Vegetables Without Sugar (Lidl)

Ingredients: 95.8% Coconut Milk (Water, Coconut Extract), Starch, Bean Proteins, Bacteria Cultures, Vegetable Yogurt.

94 calories, fat 7.1g, including saturated fatty acids 6.7g, carbohydrates 6.7g, including sugars 0.9g, fiber less than 0.5g, protein 0.9g, salt 0.02g.

This product has a simple formula and contains no added sugars. It is lactose and dairy free. The perfect choice for vegetarians.

Piątnica, Piątuś raspberry cream yogurt (available in many stores)

Ingredients: Pasteurized Milk, Berry Filling (Berry Puree 12% in Yogurt, Sugar, Citrus Fiber, Natural Flavors), Live Yogurt Bacteria Cultures.

86 calories, fat 2.4g, including saturated fatty acids 1.7g, carbohydrates 9.5g, including sugars 9.5g, fiber 0.6g, protein 7g, salt 0.08g.

The composition of this yoghurt is good. In addition to fruit yoghurt there is added sugar but not in an excessive amount (less than 10g), so yoghurt is a good choice.

Pilu, Greek Yogurt, Raspberry (Lidl)

Ingredients: Pasteurized Milk, Raspberry Filling (12% Raspberry Puree in Yogurt, Sugar, Citrus Fiber, Natural Flavors), Live Yogurt Bacteria Cultures: Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus.

Good Choice

You can choose fruit yogurt

Fruvita. Scandinavian type of cheese. Kfarge strawberry (beetle)

Ingredients: Skimmed milk, 6% strawberry, sugar, natural flavor, lemon juice concentrate, carrot concentrate, lactic acid bacteria.

77 calories, fat 0g, including saturated fatty acids 0g, carbohydrates 8.8g, including sugars 8.7g, fiber 0.2g, protein 9.4g, salt 0.1g.

The product contains added sugar, but it does not exceed 10 grams per 100 grams of the product, and the fat content is 0. It has a very dense texture. You can opt for this yogurt, especially if you want to reduce fats in your diet.

raspberry goVEGE OATJOGU (ladybug)

Ingredients: Oats 80% (Water, Oat Extract 15%), Berries 6.8%, Sugar, Modified Starch, Sunflower Oil, Lemon Juice, Calcium Phosphate, Black Carrot Concentrate, Natural Flavor, Vegetable Yogurt Bacteria, Vitamins D and B12.

99 calories, fat 2.5g, including saturated fatty acids 0.3g, carbohydrates 18g, including sugars 8.7g, fiber 1g, protein 0.6g, salt 0.05g.

It’s plant-based yogurt unfortunately in addition to adding sugar, it also has the added starch and modified flavor. If you do not eat animal products, you can use yogurt from time to time. A great addition to adding Vitamin D and B12.

Piątnica Skyr Iceland blueberry yogurt (available in many stores)

Ingredients: Pasteurized Milk, Blueberry Charge 20% (Berry 40%, Sugar, Thickeners: Pectin, Locust Bean Gum, Natural Flavor), Live Yogurt Bacteria Cultures: Streptococcus thermophilus; Lactobacillus bulgaricus.

82 calories, fat 0g, including saturated fatty acids 0g, carbohydrates 11g, including sugars 11g, fiber – no information, protein 9.6g, salt 0.06g.

This yogurt is a good source of protein and fat free. Unfortunately, in addition to fruit, it also contains a lot of added sugar.

Rolex Yogurt Vanilla Syrup (Lidl)

Ingredients: Milk, Sugar, Natural Flavor, Carrot Juice Concentrate, Vanilla Extract, Live Yogurt Bacteria.

82 calories, fat 2.3g, including saturated fatty acids 1.6g, carbohydrates 12g, including sugars 12g, fiber – no information, protein 5.6g, salt 0.17g.

This yogurt has a short and good texture. Unfortunately, it contains a large amount of sugar, and its flavor is given mainly by aroma, and only then by real vanilla.

Activia Yogurt, Raspberry & Pomegranate flavor (available in many stores)

Ingredients: Skimmed Milk, Sugar, Cream (from Milk), Berries 2.8%, Citrus Fiber, 0.2% Pomegranate Juice – Based on Concentrated Juices, Natural Flavors, Yogurt Bacteria, ActiRegularis Bifidobacterium, Milk Proteins. May contain cereals containing gluten and sesame.

60 calories, fat 0.8g, including saturated fatty acids 0.5g, carbohydrates 10g, including sugars 10g, fiber 0.4g, protein 3g, salt 0.11g.

This product is mainly made of milk and sugar. The addition of fruit is negligible. It is not the best option, but if there are no products from the first group, you can get to it.

Products are recommended against

Fruit yoghurt we don’t recommend

Bakuma. AVE VEGE. Coconut cream dessert. Chocolate flavor (available in many stores)

Ingredients: Coconut Cream 79% (Water, Coconut Extract Powder), Sugar, Modified Starches, Rice Syrup Powder, Rice Starch, Rice Flour, Cocoa 2%, Coconut Fat, Sunflower Proteins, Thickening Agent: Carrageenan, Chocolate Powder , 0.06%, salt, flavour.

99 calories, fat 2.7g, including saturated fatty acids 2.5g, carbohydrates 17.5g, including sugars 9.5g, fiber – no information, protein 0.8g, salt 0.11g.

Another vegan fruit yogurt. Unfortunately, it contains a lot of additives, such as sugar, modified starches, thickeners, and flavors. Maybe not worth reaching for this dessert.

Zott Jogobella plums (available in many stores)

Ingredients: yogurt, fruits 9% (peach and peach juice from 7.2% concentrate, passion fruit juice from 1.8% concentrate), sugar, flavor.

91 calories, fat 2.7g, including saturated fatty acids 1.8g, carbohydrates 12.2g, including sugars 11.7g, fiber – no information, protein 3.5g, salt 0.14g.

This is a representative of a popular group of yogurts, the composition of which has changed a lot in recent years. It is not bad, because the additives contain sugar and flavor, but the amount of sugar is more than 10 grams per 100 grams of the product, which is quite a lot. For this reason, it is worth limiting this yogurt in your diet to a minimum or even completely abandoning it.

Jovi Duet Watermelon & Strawberry (available in many stores)

Ingredients: Pasteurized Milk, Whey Reconstituted (from Milk), Water, Sugar, Modified Cornstarch, Watermelon Juice 0.05% (Juice Concentrate), Strawberry Juice 0.05% (Juice Concentrate), Carrot Concentrate, Beetroot Juice Concentrate, Safflower concentrate, aroma and live yoghurt bacteria cultures.

68 calories, fat 0.8g, including saturated fatty acids 0.5g, carbohydrates 13.4g, including sugars 11.9g, fiber – no information, protein 1.7g, salt 0.1g.

This yogurt is mainly made of milk, water and sugar. In addition, the composition includes modified starch and artificial flavors. The sugar content is up to 11.9 grams per 100 grams, and the addition of fruit is only 0.1% of the juices.

Cherry Fantasy (available in many stores)

Ingredients: Milk, Fruit Filling (Cherry: 11.5% in product, Sugar, Modified Starch, Acidity Regulators: Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Roselle Concentrate and Carrot Juice, Thickeners: Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Flavor), Cream, Sugar, Skimmed Powder Milk, live yoghurt bacteria cultures

119 calories, fat 5.3g, including saturated fatty acids 3.4g, carbohydrates 15.3g, including sugars 14.5g, fiber 0.12g, protein 2.4g, salt 0.12g.

Yogurt contains 11.5% fruit but at the same time contains 14.5 grams of sugar! In addition, it includes modified starch, thickeners, acidity regulators and artificial flavors. This product also contains powdered milk. We advise against choosing this type of product.

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