A fruit yogurt without added sweeteners?

“We’ve taken real fruits like Strawberry, Peach, and Blueberry, and blended them with our low-fat Greek yogurt to create a perfectly balanced sweet taste without the added sugar or sweeteners,” says Fage about its new TruBlend Greek Yogurt.

Finally. A fruit yogurt without added sweeteners. That means added sugar, stevia, sucralose, acesulfame potassium, etc., are out. And real fruit (or coconut or vanilla) is in.

No added sugar also means that each 5.3 oz. container has just 110 to 120 calories, along with the dose of protein (13 grams) and calcium (around 10 percent of the Daily Value) that you’d expect from most greeks.

One downside: TruBlends have chicory root (aka inulin), a processed fiber that also shows up in stevia-sweetened yogurts like Dannon Oikos Triple Zero. In many studies, inulin gives some people, um, gas.

If chicory gives you trouble, try Chobani Less Sugar Greek Yogurt. It has only about a teaspoon of added sugar, we estimate, in each 5.3 oz. 120-calorie serving of flavors like Alphonso Mango, Monterey Strawberry, Wild Blueberry, and Willamette Raspberry. (The same size tub of regular fruit-flavored Chobani Greek Yogurt has an estimated 2 or 2½ teaspoons of added sugar.)

In Greek, Fage means “to eat.” What are you waiting for?

Nutrition Action doesn’t accept any paid advertising or corporate or government donations. Any products recommended by Nutrition Action have been vetted by our staff of nutritionists and are not advertisements by the manufacturers. The information in this post first appeared in the November 2019 issue of Nutrition Action Healthletter.

Photo: Kaamilah Mitchell/CSPI.

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