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Sugar Content in Yogurt

By admin @ Dec 2, 2010

Most of us would think of yogurt as a healthy snack, or in the case of frozen yogurt, a healthy alternative to ice cream. But how many of us actually check the ingredients and nutritional facts of the things the yogurt we eat? 

If you take a closer look at the sugar content of yogurt, you'll come to discover whether or not it is worthy of its status as a healthy alternative. With that, let's take a look at the sugar content of some of the top yogurt products available in the market today in grams per ounce of serving:

Product Serving Size Sugar (gm) Grams of Sugar Per Ounce
Yoplait Original      
Yoplait Original Fruit Flavors 6oz / 170g  27 4.5
Yoplait Guava 6oz / 170g  27 4.5
Yoplait Passion Fruit 6oz / 170g  27 4.5
Yoplait Coconut Cream Pie  6oz / 170g  27 4.5
Yoplait Lemon Burst 6oz / 170g  31 5.2
Yoplait Pinacolada 6oz / 170g  28 4.7
Yoplait Light      
Fruit Flavors 6oz / 170g  14 2.3
Indulgent Flavors 6oz / 170g  15 2.5
Dannon Fruit on the Bottom      
Apple Cinamon 6oz / 170g  25 4.2
Blueberry 6oz / 170g  25 4.2
Boysenberry 6oz / 170g  25 4.2
Cherry  6oz / 170g  24 4
Mixed Berries  6oz / 170g  27 4.5
Peach 6oz / 170g  27 4.5
Raspberry  6oz / 170g  26 4.3
Strawberry 6oz / 170g  26 4.3
Strawberry Banana 6oz / 170g  26 4.3
Pineapple 6oz / 170g  27 4.5
Banana Creampie 6oz / 170g  27 4.5
Strawberry Cheesecake 6oz / 170g  26 4.3
Dannon All Natural      
Coffee 6oz / 170g  25 4.2
Lemon 6oz / 170g  25 4.2
Vanilla 6oz / 170g  25 4.2
Plain Lowfat 6oz / 170g  12 2
Plain Nonfat 6oz / 170g  12 2
Lowfat 6oz / 170g  12 2
Nonfat 6oz / 170g  12 2
Plain 8oz 12 1.5
Dannon Light & Fit™ Carb & Sugar Control™ Cup    
Strawberries and Cream 4oz 2 2
Vanilla Cream 4oz 2 2
Chobani 0% Greek Yogurt      
Plain 6oz / 170g  7 1.2
Blueberry 6oz / 170g  20 3.3
Honey 6oz / 170g  20 3.3
Raspberry  6oz / 170g  19 3.2
Pomegranate 6oz / 170g  19 3.2
Strawberry 6oz / 170g  19 3.2
Vanilla 6oz / 170g  13 2.2
Chobani Champions      
Verryberry 3.5oz / 100g 11 3.1
Strawnana 4oz / 113g 13 3.25
Honeynana 3.5oz / 100g 13 3.1
Chocolate 4oz / 113g 16 3.25
Stonyfield Fat Free (Smooth and Creamy)      
Plain 6oz / 170g  11 1.8
French Vanilla 6oz / 170g  24 4
Strawberry 6oz / 170g  25 4.2
Lemon 6oz / 170g  25 4.2
Peach 6oz / 170g  25 4.2
Pomegranate Berry 6oz / 170g  24 4
Key Lime 6oz / 170g  24 4
Stonyfield  Cream Top Yogurt      
French Vanilla 6oz / 170g  22 3.7
White Chocolate Raspberry 6oz / 170g  23 3.8
Strawberries & Cream 6oz / 170g  19 3.1
Chocolate Underground 6oz / 170g  36 6
Fage Total Classic      
Plain 7oz 6 0.86
Strawberry 5.3oz 18 3.4
Peach 5.3oz 18 3.4
Cherry  5.3oz 18 3.4
Honey 5.3oz 28 5.3
Blueberry 5.3oz 15 2.8
Fage Total 2%      
Plain 7oz 8 1.1
Strawberry 5.3oz 19 3.6
Peach 5.3oz 19 3.6
Cherry  5.3oz 19 3.6
Honey 5.3oz 29 5.5
Blueberry 5.3oz 16 3
Fage Total 0%      
Plain 6oz / 170g  7 1.2

Data taken from manufacturers' respective websites.

As depicted by the chart above, the amount of sugar that's present in an ounce of yogurt can be considered significant in some brands. Figures with red color shows the top 5 yogurt products with the highest concentration of sugar per ounce, while those in color blue are the ones with the lowest.

The product with the highest grams of sugar per ounce of serving is Stonyfield's Chocolate Underground Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt with 6g/oz. If you remember we had a list of sugar content in soda and surprisingly, the highest we had was only 4.38 g/oz (Tropicana Twister Soda). In fact, 13 other more yogurt products topped the 4.38 mark. So it turns out that in terms of sugar content, a lot of yogurt products are “unhealthier” than soda pops.

Yogurt per se doesn't contain much sugar. But most manufacturers incorporate sweet flavors such as that of fruits in order to increase their products' appeal to consumers. So if you're quite conscious about your sugar in take, make sure you check out your favorite yogurt's nutritional facts before buying one.

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