Thursday, May 1, 2008

Redwood Hill Farm Apricot Mango Goat Milk Yogurt

Redwood Hill Farm's Apricot Mango Goat Milk Yogurt is the best yogurt I have ever eaten. Ever. Hands down, no competition. The goat milk adds a rich, thick complex taste to yogurt. The apricot mango on the bottom was sweet, but also light. I cannot wait to try the other flavors.

While the flavor is unparalleled, how does this yogurt stack up nutritionally? It's overall very healthy! Only 3 grams of fat (although two of those are saturated), and a mere 135 are in the six ounce container. However - and this is a big sticking point for me - it only provides 15% of the RDA for calcium. For people at risk for osteoporosis like me, that may not be enough. A lot of other yogurts offer 25% or 30% of the RDA for calcium, also without a lot of fat or calories, so even though this is the yummiest yogurt ever, it's a big trade off.

The low level of calcium is one thing that will prevent me from making this my daily yogurt. The other is the price. At $1.89, it is not nearly as expensive as some of the other gourmet yogurts on the market. (It's on par with Fage, and much less than Old Chatham Farms Sheep's Milk Yogurt.) Still, it's a lot to spend on yogurt when Stonyfield Farm is decent and only 89 cents, plus has 30% of the RDA for calcium. But I will definitely be eating a Redhill Farms Goat Milk Yogurt once a week as my daily yogurt, or even (in addition to my daily yogurt) as a dessert. It's that good that I would consider this a dessert!!!

4 comments:

Count Mockula said...

Mmmm. I wonder if I can get it on the West Coast...

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Anonymous said...

I think that absorbability is another factor in choosing yogurts... you are what you absorb. Goat is much more absorbable than cow milk any day. Plus magnesium is the mineral that humans need twice as much of as calcuim to retain bone/teeth health (using vitamin A, D & C with ipriflavone (600 mg/day) With Magnesium, will increase calcium absorption/ maintain Healhy BoneDensity. Ever hear of "potentiation". Google it and enjoy Goat Yogurt.
Aleana Liska, Herbalist and Naturopath in training.

katty said...

This blog is wonderful and interesting, i really enjoyed reading!!! i must to say the apricot is delicious and contain many vitamin. That is why i prefer to eat it frequently. Actually when i bought my house through
costa rica homes for sale i didn´t see an apricot tree. Now i am really happy.