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Adding Fish Oil to Yogurt for Health

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 10:42 AM

Adding fish oil added to yogurt may help the average person meet daily nutritional requirements without the need for supplements or unusual diets, according to a new study of fortified foods.
The study, published in the Journal of Dairy Science, noted many consumers don’t meet the daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids -- found naturally in fish -- recommended by the American Heart Association. But scientists at Virginia Tech have shown it may be possible to achieve the suggested daily intake in a single serving of a yogurt spiked with fish oil.
"The international popularity of yogurt and the health-promoting properties associated with probiotics, minerals, vitamins, and milk proteins suggest yogurt could be an excellent vehicle for the delivery of n-3 fatty acids," said lead author Susan E. Duncan. "Recent innovations in exotic yogurt flavors provide innovation opportunities.”
Duncan said the new study tested different levels of fish oil in a savory chili and lime flavored yogurt, and found that a 1 percent concentration of fish oil – providing more than the suggested daily intake -- could hit the mark for most consumers.
People researchers asked to taste the fortified yogurt could not tell the difference between the fish oil-enhanced product and traditional yogurt.
Of 100 consumers who tested the product, half said they liked it (or at least didn’t dislike it) and 39 percent percent said they would be likely to eat it on a regular basis.

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