What is yoghurt?

What is yoghurt?

Yoghurt is a popular dairy product made through the fermentation of milk with the use of yoghurt cultures. These cultures ferment the natural sugar in milk, called lactose. 

Yoghurt is both delicious and nutritious, offering both high-quality protein and aids in meeting your daily calcium requirements, meaning it isn’t just good, but good for you too. 

Benefits of yoghurt

It contains protein and nutrients, such as calcium and B-vitamins, and is also known to be a good source of potassium. It can aid digestive health, may strengthen the immune system and assist in weight management.

How to choose the best yoghurt for you

While taste might be a big deciding factor in what type of yoghurt you prefer, other health factors should be considered when choosing the best option for you.

Three of LANCEWOOD’s Low Fat Yoghurts are recommended for people living with diabetes or who may be lactose sensitive.

The nutritional table (below) of these yoghurts can be consumed as part of a balanced diet. They contain less than 6 grams of sugar per 100g serving, which is less than 1 teaspoon. They also contain protein, which could aid in reducing the GI of the yoghurt, potentially resulting in lower blood glucose levels.

LANCEWOOD® No Sugar Added Low Fat Blackberry & Cherry Yoghurt – the goodness of fruit yoghurt without compromising on taste, the perfect guilt-free snack without the added sugar.

LANCEWOOD® Lactose Free Low Fat Plain Yoghurt – a lactase enzyme is added to breakdown the sugar (lactose), naturally found in milk. The addition of the enzyme aids the digestive process for lactose sensitive people, so they too can still enjoy LANCEWOOD’s quality yoghurt. 

Delicious and versatile, LANCEWOOD® Low Fat Plain Yoghurt is lower in fat and higher in protein, ideal for adding a healthy and tasty twist to any meal.

Lancewood yoghurt


Nutritional Information comparison per 100g

AVERAGE VALUES No Sugar Added LF Blackberry & Cherry Lactose Free LF Plain Yoghurt Low Fat Plain Yoghurt
Energy 196 kJ 189 kJ 196 kJ
Protein 2,8 g 3,0 g 3,5 g
Glycaemic carbohydrate 5 g 5 g 6 g
of which total sugar 2,6 g 1,3 g 3,8g
Of which total lactose / <0,1 g /
Total fat 1,5g 1,3g 1,0g
 of which saturated fat 0,9 g 0,8 g 0,7g
Cholesterol 5 mg 4 mg 3 mg
Dietary fibre# 0,9 g <0,5 g <0,5 g
Total sodium 34 mg 38 mg 41mg
Calcium 90,1 mg 101 mg 113 mg
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