Does Oui Yogurt Have Probiotics? (what I discovered)


does oui yogurt have probiotics

If you’ve been paying attention to the yogurt aisle lately, you may have noticed a new player in the game: Oui by Yoplait. This yogurt is made with “simple ingredients” and has no artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners. But does it also have probiotics? Here’s what you need to know:

The answer to that is a bit complicated: it can be a “yes” and “no!” These products are made with yogurt cultures, such as Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus. You can find these on the Oui yogurt products’ labels.

While these two are among the most common probiotic strains, it is also possible that there aren’t any of these beneficial bacteria left in the final product.

So, how can you tell if the Oui yogurt you’re eating has probiotics? Let’s dive into that below.

Does Oui Yogurt Have Probiotics?

Yes and no. Like in all other yogurts, including Oikos (Greek) yogurt, the production of the French yogurt product called Oui also started using certain probiotic strains.

However, the probiotic strains in this product are referred to as active live cultures. They are alive just like in probiotic products and are responsible for fermenting the main ingredient (usually a dairy product such as cow’s milk or another kind of milk, including coconut milk).

If you check the label on your Oui yogurt, you’ll find that the brand lists Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus as “yogurt cultures.”

Oui Yogurt label

That means that these were the bacteria that were used to start the fermentation process.

So, why aren’t they listed as probiotics on the label, complete with the CFUs (colony-forming units) like the brands do with probiotic supplements and products?

That might be because of the following reasons:

  • The brands didn’t really test the probiotic content because they aren’t marketing these products are probiotics
  • The probiotic strains in these products are significantly less than what’s usually found in probiotic supplements
  • The live cultures might have been killed off at the end stage of the manufacturing process (remember: heat kills probiotics)

Do All Oui (French) Yogurts Contain Probiotics?

All Oui or French yogurts can potentially contain probiotics because they’re made from live cultures with these good bacterial strains. However, if the probiotics aren’t listed on the label, then that’s because the content or level might not be enough to meet the criteria for these products.

What Probiotic Cultures are in Oui Yogurt?

Yoplait, the makers of Oui yogurt, list the following probiotic strains as “yogurt cultures”:

  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus
  • Streptococcus thermophilus

FAQs

Is French (Oui) Yogurt As Healthy As Greek Yogurt?

Possibly. French (Oui), Greek, and other types of yogurts contain about the same ingredients and are made with yogurt cultures that contain probiotic strains.

The differences in these yogurts lie in their consistency, manufacturing process, flavors, and overall taste (and cost).

In short, all yogurts can be healthy. It’s up to you to pick the one whose taste and texture you like best.

How Do You Know If Yogurt Has Probiotics In It?

You can’t really see the probiotics in yogurt or any other product because these bacterial strains are microscopic.

The best way to tell is to check your yogurt’s ingredient label for the presence of these probiotic strains.

Does Oui Yogurt Have Lactobacillus?

Yes. Oui yogurt contains Lactobacillus bulgaricus.

Does Oui Non-Dairy or Dairy-Free Yogurt Have Probiotics?

Possibly. The labels on Oui non-dairy yogurt products show that they contain “cultures.” These are certainly live probiotic cultures, but unlike the regular Oui yogurts, these good bacterial strains weren’t identified.

Does Oui Coconut Yogurt Have Probiotics?

Like the Oui non-dairy yogurts, the label of Oui coconut yogurts shows that they contain “cultures,” but these specific strains weren’t indicated.

Is Oui Yogurt Probiotic?

Oui yogurts can contain probiotic strains, but they might not be as high as those in probiotic supplements.

So, you can’t rely on Oui yogurts as the main source of your probiotics, but they can have some live cultures.

What’s The Healthiest Yogurt To Eat? 

Yogurts are healthy foods – and they’re yummy, too! What a huge plus. But determining the best, healthiest yogurts really depend on different factors.

If your gauge for a healthy yogurt is in its probiotic content, then Activia yogurt fits the bill. It contains the following probiotic strains:

  • Bifidobacterium lactis DN 173 010/CNCM I-2494 (Activia’s proprietary probiotic culture)
  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus
  • Lactococcus lactis

The brand claims that its probiotic yogurt products contain billions of its proprietary probiotic cultures. Wow!

Brenda L. Mosley

Hi, Brenda here, I have been a health advocate and writer with 10 years of experience in health and nutrition. I also hold a BS in Nutrition Science and am based in Massachusetts with my family. My mission is to impact the world using my health and nutrition experience by sharing, writing, and educating on the internet - and offline too when possible. When I'm not busy writing or engaging in health forums and groups - you'll find me spending time with my 3 kids, eating, or reading literary fiction books.

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