“ Brand: Sojasun / Type: Yoghurts / Food quality: Organic food „
Sojasun Natural Organic Yogurt is an alternative to conventional yogurt made with cows' milk. It is French and is made with soya, and I purchase mine on a weekly basis in my Abel and Cole order, though it is also available in supermarkets, health food stores and online. My favourite online retailer stocks this at: www.goodnessdirect.co.uk
The company, Triballat Noyal, who make this have a long history dating back over 50 years, and they are a family business. Started by the Clanchin family who began as famers in Breton where they ran a conventional dairy, and in 1988 they decided to turn their production over to soya, it was a risk, but a successful one, and now they sell to over 17% of French households. Moreover they are an ethical company who only use French soya beans. They have a close relationship with their growers to ensure that the crops are non GM, and also organic. This also ensures less food miles are travelled, which of course has a positive impact on pollution as transport emissions are reduced.
Sojasun Organic Natural Yogurt is sold in large pots containing 250g for 75p. It is a lovely white creamy dessert, free from cholesterol, and full of calcium, and is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. It is also a helpful item to choose if you are lactose intolerant.
It has the sharp, slightly sour taste, which you normally associate with plain yogurt, and it takes a little getting used to if you normally eat very commercially enhanced flavoured yogurts. After a few weeks of using this though I found I preferred the clean taste, and the addition of all sorts of fruits to it makes a wonderful and healthy end to a meal.
I add raspberries and blueberries when in season, and fruit compote at other times, and dried fruits and nuts are especially nice with some cinnamon sprinkled over.
If you are following "The Slimming World Diet", as I did a few years ago, these yogurts were free on the plan, and they certainly made a big change from the Mullerlight ones, I know I ate in bucket loads at the time! I believe now they are 1.5 sins- so still a low sin option.
I also use it as a substitute for cream in cooking and on fruit. It is really good with muesli and granola cereal products. I really love it with a granola called Liz's which is delicious and low in sugar too.
The only ingredients are water, whole soya beans, and selected live cultures of which Bifidus and Acidophilus are used. This means it could well help digestion as these are known as friendly bacteria.
Further Nutritional Information
Energy 210kJ/50kcal, Protein 4.5g, Carbohydrate 2.4g (of which sugars 2.4g), Fat 2.5g (of which saturates 0.37g, monosaturates 0.62g, polyunsaturates 1.55g), Cholesterol 0mg, Fibre trace, Sodium 60mg.
I think if you are looking for a healthy dessert which is pure and simple then this French delight may be just what you are looking for. They also make this in several flavours as well if you prefer to enjoy more fruity yogurts.