Can you freeze Activia yogurt? 

In this brief guide, we’ll address the query: “Can you freeze Activia yogurt?” Also, we’ll explore how Activia yogurt can be frozen, what are the characteristics of Activia yogurt, what is the nutritional content of Activia yogurt, and is Activia yogurt healthy to eat? 

Can you freeze Activia yogurt

Yes, though it may not be recommended for drinkable yogurts that are more liquid than solid.  

Activia yogurts can be frozen to preserve them for longer than the expiration date printed on the packaging indicates, to curb the growth of the bacterial cultures in the yogurt, and to enjoy it as a frozen treat. 

However, once it has been defrosted, users should note that its consistency and texture may differ from what was originally intended by the manufacturer, especially for drinkable yogurts that have a more liquid than solid consistency. 

Below, we’ll describe how one can freeze Activia yogurt. 

How can I freeze Activia yogurt?

To freeze Activia yogurt, it’s important to bear in mind what presentation it comes in. 

For example; yogurt drinks should be taken out of their plastic bottles and emptied into a freeze-resistant container, such as a plastic bottle or a quality freezer bag. Both of these alternatives will resist the liquid yogurt’s expansion once it has turned solid. 

If using a freezer bag, as much air as possible should be removed from the bag, to give the yogurt more room to expand into, and if using a bottle, there should be at least one inch of airspace beneath the lid. 

Activia yogurt that is solid (gelatinous) and comes in small plastic cups, can be frozen simply by storing it at subzero temperature, without emptying it into any other form of container. It should be noted that the content may also expand and cause the foil-lid to expand outwards, but so long as it remains sealed, the yogurt will remain fresh. 

Yogurt that comes in larger presentations (such as a quart or a liter) should ideally be frozen in portions. 

For this, it’s handy to use an ice tray. Each compartment can be filled with a scoop of yogurt and then placed in the freezer until they’ve solidified. Then, to avoid them drying out, they can be removed from the tray and stored in freezer bags, once again, with as little air as possible. 

Freezing yogurt is useful, not only to extend yogurt’s shelf life, but also to make a frozen treat. 

Defrosting yogurt is as easy as leaving it overnight in the fridge and then enjoying it the next day. 

Properly sealed, frozen yogurt can keep for two to three months. 

What are the characteristics of Activia yogurt?

Activia is a Danone-owned brand of yogurt that is formulated with their trademark probiotic bifido-bacteria cultures. 

Activia yogurt is formulated with many ingredients and flavors, and depending on the retail store, one may find: fruit flavored yogurts (made with berries, mango, peach, apple, pineapple, vanilla), greek style yogurt, creamy yogurts, fat free yogurts, etcetera.  

Originally, the brand touted many health benefits associated with the consumption of their products, but their claims were found to be inflated, and later on, the company was made to adjust the claims for future advertisements, and pay compensation through lawsuits. 

As probiotic food products, Activia yogurt has been grouped into the category of functional foods, which provides health benefits when consumed in appropriate amounts. 

As there is a market for functional foods in which consumers are willing to spend a little more money in exchange for products that have proven benefits, Activia yogurt costs an average of 2 dollars more than other types of yogurt. 

What is the nutritional content of activia yogurt?

A six-ounce serving (170 grams) of Activia yogurt will provide, on average; 

  • 107 calories
  • 8.9 grams of protein
  • 2.6 grams of fat – of which 1.7 grams are saturated, 0.1 grams are polyunsaturated, and 0.7 grams are monounsaturated.
  • 12 grams of carbohydrates (all of which are sugars)
  • 119 milligrams of sodium
  • 398 milligrams of potassium

As well as vitamin A, C, calcium and iron. 

Is Activia yogurt healthy to eat? 

When consumed regularly and as a part of a balanced diet that is high in protein, fiber and low in calories, sugars and fat, Activia yogurt can be considered healthy to eat. 

The bifidus probiotics in Activia yogurt can help stimulate immune function, digestive function, decrease blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels, stimulate weight loss, prevent traveler’s sickness, reduce the likelihood of UTIs (urinary tract infections) and help treat ailments such as ulcers and colitis. 

However, users should be wary of the yogurt presentations, namely, the amount and quality of added sugars and fat present in the formula. 

To summarize, Activia yogurt can be considered healthy, when combined with other nutrient dense-foods and exercise. 

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we’ll address the query: “Can you freeze Activia yogurt?” Also, we’ll explore how Activia yogurt can be frozen, what are the characteristics of Activia yogurt, what is the nutritional content of Activia yogurt, and is Activia yogurt healthy to eat? 

References

https://michelpoudrier.com/other/24307-can-you-freeze-activia-yogurts.html

https://www.nutritionix.com/food/activia-yogurt

https://web.archive.org/web/20111015155302/http://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/articles/2011/08/consumers-dont-buy-ingredients-they-buy-product-benefits.aspx

https://www.activia.us.com/probiotic-yogurt/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/can-you-freeze-yogurt#effects-of-freezing

https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/added-sugar-natural-sugar-guide#how-much

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