“ Brand: Asda / Type: Yoghurts „
The Asda Good For You Yoghurt is sold in the pot shown in the product description with one slight, but important difference, they have obviously lowered the yoghurt's fat content as it is now advertised (and confirmed by the nutritional data) that it has less than 1% fat. Consdering this is a low fat product it does not shout it's credentials very loudly but relies on your knowledge of the brand. The smaller petals on the pot proclaims that it has no hidden nasties and on the lid this is further explained as it containing no artificial colours or flavours, or aspartame or hydrogenated fat. On trying to find out what it did contain all I could find was a small box saying contains milk and may contain nuts/seeds. I'm quite suprised that a supermarket own brand product could be so healthy/natural.
So does it taste as good as the packaging makes it sound? It does. The yoghurt has a slightly thinner consistency than some more expensive brands but it is in no way watery - there isn't even the thin layer of liquid on top that has to be stirred in to many other natural yoghurts. The yoghurt tastes very good, no hint of the slight sourness or acidity of some natural yoghurts and it remains the same smooth consistency all the way through the pot. Its taste makes it ideal for serving with other foods, I've enjoyed it with cherries or blueberries so far but I guess it would also be great with muesli or similar.
A 200g pot of this costs 51p and I believe it is also available in larger pots which cost less than £1. And for the sake of completeness each pot contains 106 cals, 0.2 g or fat and no saturates. I have just noticed that unlike some natural yoghurts that this seems to have a relatively short date life - just a week - but I don't think this will be a problem.
All in all a tasty yoghurt that I will be buying again.
asda,s natural yoghurt is a must have in the fridge, its so reasonably priced as well so you don,t have to worry about breaking the budget. it comes in a handy 200g container .
The consistency is quite rich, not watery like some budget priced yoghurts, and is so versatile i am always finding new uses for it, I enjoy my scrambled eggs, but to give it an extra special twist add a good tablespoonful of this wonderful creation, and chop up a few spring onions, its a great healthy dish and a good filler, its also an easy way to get some goodness into the kids without them even knowing,( we have to be crafty sometimes dont we parents?) and have you tried adding a little to your mashed potato ? its lovely! and it is GOOD FOR YOU
Dont, forget also that instead of putting calorie riched topping on your summer fruits, and apple pies, reach for the asda natural yoghurt , mmmm
~~~~~~~~~~The Product ~~~~~~~~~~~
Asda's own Natural Yoghurt comes from their 'Good for you' range and is a truly fantastic product.
It comes in a 200g tub, which is white in colour, with orange and green labeling. The tub is recyclable.
Retailing at 49p for 200g, this yoghurt is also great for vegatarians. It has no added arteficial colours or preservatives, contains only 3% fat and 53 calories per 100g.
It seems slightly thin for a natural yoghurt but this does not take from the full flavour which you get in every spoonful.
This product is also available in greek style and Virtually fat free and I would highly recommend to anyone who likes natural yoghurt or even anyone who has never tried it, at this price you may aswell give it a go.
~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Science Bit ~~~~~~~~~~~~
As most people are aware, all yoghurts are good for you, however natural yoghurt can be even more beneficial.
There are more bacteria in your body than there are cells. About 500 bacteria live in your digestive tract, these are beneficial bacteria and the body can not function without them.
Yoghurt is made by adding cultures of bacteria to milk, excreting lactic acid, which curdles the milk. All the organisms creaed by adding the bacteria to the milk protect your body from harmful bacteria, using up resources bacteria need to survive and in certain cases even killing harmful bacteria.
~~~~~~~~~ What its good for ~~~~~~~~~
Natural yoghurt can be used not just for cooking and eatin but also for fungal infections, diarrhoea, cold sores, urinary tract infections, athlete's foot, irritable bowel syndrome and even mouth ulcers. It has even been known to ease some types of food poisoning.
It has been used for centuries as a multi-purpose healer of all sorts. It is especially benefial to women who suffer from the fungal infection Trush or urinary tract infections, and has been known to knock out these infections alltogether by killing the harmful bacteria which causes them in the first place.
Natural yoghurt strengthens immunity and of course being a dairy product, promotes the production of strong bones and teeth.
A great way to eat natural yoghurt is to simply add a pinch of salt and stir. Some people like to use it in cooking, however it will not be as beneficial as high temperatures through cooking and low temperatures through freezing will kill the bacteria cultures.