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Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

India Protein Paradox, India Protein Score, Protein 101
October 15, 2020

Right To Protein Team

Let India Protein Score Be Your Guide To Buying Dairy Products

Dairy is a ubiquitous part of food life, ever-present in both foodservice and packaged goods, whether as an end product (such as milk or yogurt) or as a critical input for various cuisines. Given its intrinsic presence, dairy is a microcosm of the food industry, with a barrage of product and prepackaged derivates available flooding the market today. It then becomes important to choose the products that provide the maximum nutritional benefits of dairy – which include calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and most importantly, protein.

This is where the India Protein Score can be of help. Recently launched by the Right To Protein initiative with LabelBlind®, the India Protein Score rates high protein prepackaged foods and beverage products, including dairy and dairy-based products, that are commonly available in Indian supermarkets to help dairy consumers maximize their protein intake.

Which are the best dairy products available in India supermarkets, as per the India Protein Score?

Milk: An attributive of the word dairy, 100 ml of milk contains nearly 3.3 grams of protein, making it a rich and commonly available source of protein.

Featured milk brands with a high protein rating: Mahananda, Nestle, Mother Dairy, Provilac, Sarda, Gokul, Nandini, Courtyard Farms and Heritage.

Paneer: A popular favorite among vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, paneer or cottage cheese is known for its versatility in north Indian cooking. The average protein content per 100 grams of paneer is 18.3 grams.

Featured paneer brands with a high protein rating: ID Fresh Foods, Amul, Mother Dairy, Akshayakalpa, Fresho Organic, Gowardhan, Nandini, Punjab Sind, Sumeru and Prabhat.

Cheese: It’s hard to come by someone who doesn’t love this dairy derivative! Cheese is widely popular as an indulgent addition to just about any meal or snack. The average protein content per 100 gm of cheese is 24.1 grams.

Featured cheese brands with a high protein rating: RRO, Amul, Britannia, Go Cheese Slice, Epigamia, Nutoras and Courtyard Farms.

Flavored Yogurt: The wide range of flavors available makes it easy for even the pickiest eater to find a favorite. The average protein content per 100 gm of Greek yogurt is 3.4 grams.

Featured flavored yogurt brands with a high protein rating: Epigamia, Nutoras and L’Exclusif.

The Alternatives

For those who are lactose intolerant or prefer a vegan diet, dairy products can be replaced with soy or nut-based foods. For example, Soy Milk has 3.3 grams of protein in 100 ml from brands like So Good, Silk Organic, Soy Milky, and Sofit Soy Milk that have received an average of 4.0 rating or more. Similarly, a dairy-free alternative to paneer is Tofu that has 8.1 grams of protein in 100 grams, which is way higher than the paneer itself. Commonly available tofu brands in India include Briyas, Murginns, Urban Platter, and Mori-Nu.

Beyond essential nutrient delivery, dairy foods can play an important role in positive health outcomes. High-protein diets, of which dairy is an important part, can help promote muscle repair and recovery, maintain a healthy weight, curb hunger, and ensure gut health. However, the key to eating it right is by making informed shopping choices using the India Protein Score!

Protein-O-Meter

The amount of protein you need depends on your weight, goals, and lifestyle. Protein-O-Meter will take your body-composition and activity level into account to estimate your protein needs. Start with the number given by the calculator, see how that makes you feel, and try adjusting your protein level up or down to see what amount makes you feel good and perform well!

Protein Index

Find out all about whole foods that are protein heroes! Achieve your fitness goals by finding out just how much protein you should incorporate to stay nourished.

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