Key Find­ings

Consumer Voice - - Curd (dahi) -

• Based on the over­all test find­ings, the top per­form­ers are Nes­tle a+ Ac­ti­plus in pro­bi­otic curd cat­e­gory and Na­maste In­dia among plain curd brands. • The value-for-money brand is Na­maste In­dia. • In plain curd cat­e­gory, Na­maste In­dia at Rs 28 for 400 gm was cheap­est. Mother Dairy Ad­vanced Pro­bi­otic was cheaper than Nes­tle Ac­ti­plus Pro­bi­otic, which was costli­est among all 12 brands tested. • Milk pro­tein con­tent was found high­est in Mother Dairy Ad­vanced in pro­bi­otic cat­e­gory and in Na­maste In­dia among plain curd brands. • Amount of solids not fat (SNF) was high­est in Nes­tle a+ Ac­ti­plus (11.9 per cent) in pro­bi­otic curd cat­e­gory and in Goward­han (10.7 per cent) among plain curd brands. • Milk fat was found high­est in Na­maste In­dia (3.61 per cent) as com­pared to other brands (3.0 per cent–3.1 per cent) in the plain curd cat­e­gory. In pro­bi­otic cat­e­gory, Nes­tle a+ Ac­ti­plus (2.1 per cent) was higher in milk fat than Mother Dairy Ad­vanced, giv­ing more value for money to con­sumers. • Choles­terol was high­est in Paras, Vita and Bri­tan­nia, in that or­der. It was low­est in pro­bi­otic brands Nes­tle and Mother Dairy. • Sat­u­rated fat was high­est in Na­maste In­dia (2.6 per cent) and low­est in Mother Dairy Ad­vanced (1.2 per cent). • Cal­cium and phos­pho­rus were found high­est in Na­maste In­dia. • In sen­sory panel tests, Mother Dairy Ad­vanced Pro­bi­otic per­formed on top and was fol­lowed by Nes­tle a+ Ac­ti­plus Pro­bi­otic. • All brands cleared the tests for mi­cro­bi­o­log­i­cal safety. • Arsenic and lead were not de­tected in any of the brands.

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