Key Publications Yogurt is a nutrient dense food

Plain yogurt has a low energy density

Yogurt is a nutrien-rich food

Yogurt is a nutrient dense food and plain yogurt has a low energy density

Energy density is the amount of energy – or calories – per gram of food. Lower energy density foods provide fewer calories per gram than higher energy density foods. Hence low energy dense foods allow satisfying portions with a relatively low calorie content to be eaten.

Compared with other foods, plain low-fat yogurt has a low energy density of 0.6–1.5 kcal/g.

Energy density of selected foods

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