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What time of day should I drink Yakult?

Whenever you like! Many people incorporate Yakult into their breakfast regime.

How often should I drink Yakult?

We recommend one bottle daily. Yakult isn't meant to be a thirst-quencher.

Is Yakult suitable for people taking antibiotics?

Yes.

What is the difference between the red and the blue bottles?

Both have the same flavour and quantity of bacteria. Yakult Light (blue) contains the sweeteners maltitol syrup and sucralose, so has less sugar and fewer calories than the original Yakult (red).

Is Yakult suitable for people with a medical condition?

We recommend that you talk to your doctor regarding specific conditions. For a Yakult factsheet or to contact our dietitians or nutritionists, please email info@yakult.co.uk.

 

Yakult Product Questions

How often should I drink Yakult?

We recommend one bottle daily. Yakult isn't meant to be a thirst-quencher.

What is the difference between the red and the blue bottles?

Both have the same flavour and quantity of bacteria. Yakult Light (blue) contains the sweeteners maltitol syrup and sucralose, so has less sugar and fewer calories than the original Yakult (red).

What is the sediment at the bottom of the bottle?

It is a natural settling of the skimmed milk solids (a result of the production process). Its presence will not alter the taste or effectiveness of Yakult.

What time of day should I drink Yakult?

Whenever you like! Many people incorporate Yakult into their breakfast regime.

How should I store Yakult?

Yakult must be refrigerated. Bottles can be removed from a fridge for a short time, for example, on the trip home from the shops.

Where is Yakult produced?

Our Yakult is manufactured in our factory in the Netherlands, which provides all the little bottles of Yakult for Europe.

 

Nutrition Questions

How much sugar does Yakult contain?

The original (red top) Yakult contains 9.2g sugar per bottle and Yakult Light (blue top) contains 2.9g per bottle. Sugar is necessary to keep our bacteria alive during shelf life, and also to mask the sour taste of lactic acid, which is produced during the long and natural fermentation process. Sugar also provides food for the bacteria, during fermentation.

How many calories are there in Yakult?

The original Yakult contains 42.9kcals per serving and Yakult Light contains 27kcals per serving.

What is the fat content of Yakult?

Yakult and Yakult Light are virtually fat-free.

Has Yakult got any artificial colouring in it?

No - Yakult's colouring comes from the natural caramelisation of milk when it's heated during the production process.

Does Yakult contain natural flavourings?

Yakult contains citrus fruit and vanillin flavourings. Vanillin is a widely used substance that is responsible for the vanilla flavour.

Can I add it to other food?

Yes – Yakult can be added to cereals, smoothies, milkshakes or any other cold foods. Don't add Yakult to hot foods and drinks though, the heat may kill some of the bacteria!

How much cholesterol is in Yakult?

Yakult is free of cholesterol.

What are the nutritional values of Yakult?

Ingredients: water, skimmed milk (reconstituted), glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, maltodextrin, flavouring, contains Lactobacillus casei Shirota.

 Per 100mlPer bottle
(65ml)
Energy 280 kJ / 66 kcal 182 kJ / 43 kcal
Fat 0 g 0 g
of which saturates 0 g 0 g
Carbohydrate 15 g 9.6 g
of which sugars 14 g 9.2 g
Protein 1.3 g 0.9 g
Salt 0.04 g 0.03 g

Contains 1010 (10 billion) Lactobacillus casei Shirota per 100ml when refrigerated (6.5 billion per bottle).

Yakult Light

Ingredients: Water, skimmed milk (reconstituted), sweeteners: maltitol syrup, glucose-fructose syrup, thickener: polydextrose, flavouring, sweetener: steviolglycosides. Contains Lactobacillus casei Shirota.

 Per 100mlPer bottle
(65ml)
Energy 171 kJ / 41 kcal 111 kJ / 27 kcal
Fat 0 g 0 g
of which saturates 0 g 0 g
Carbohydrate 14 g 8.8 g
of which sugars 4.4 g 2.9 g
Protein 1.3 g 0.8 g
Salt 0.04 g 0.03 g

Contains 1010 (10 billion) Lactobacillus casei Shirota per 100 ml when refrigerated. (6.5 billion per bottle)

 

Suitability Questions

Is Yakult suitable for vegetarians?

Yakult contains fermented skimmed cow's milk but no other animal products.

Is Yakult suitable for people with diabetes?

Yakult is suitable for people with diabetes, as part of a normal balanced diet. Each bottle of original Yakult (red tops) contains 9.2g of sugar, whilst Yakult Light (blue tops) contains 2.9g of sugar.

Is Yakult suitable for people who are lactose-intolerant?

Yakult contains very little lactose (approximately 1g per bottle), so may be suitable for some lactose-intolerant individuals. If you can tolerate a yogurt, then it's likely you would be able to drink a bottle of Yakult.

Is Yakult suitable for people who are allergic to milk?

Yakult contains skimmed milk, and so is not suitable for individuals who are allergic or intolerant to milk or dairy products.

Is Yakult suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers?

Yes, Yakult can be drunk as part of a normal balanced diet.

Is Yakult suitable for babies?

Yakult is not specially formulated for young babies, and should not be used to replace breast milk or infant formula.

Is Yakult suitable for people who are intolerant to gluten?

Yakult is gluten-free.

Is Yakult suitable for people on medication?

Yakult is a food, not a medicine. There have been no reports of interference with medication from any human trials or from healthcare professionals. If you have any concerns, please consult your doctor.

Is Yakult suitable for people taking antibiotics?

Yes.

Is Yakult suitable for people with a medical condition?

We recommend that you talk to your doctor regarding specific conditions. For a Yakult factsheet or to contact our dietitians or nutritionists, please email info@yakult.co.uk.

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