The Consumer Education Project of Milk SA

Glossary and References

Glossary and references

Glossary of terms

Yoghurt refers to low-fat, flavoured and sweetened yoghurt. Drinking yoghurt refers to low-fat, flavoured and sweetened drinking yoghurt.

Flavoured milk refers to low-fat flavoured and sweetened milk.

Maas is always full-cream, typically containing 3.66 g fat per 100 g.

Sports drinks refers to flavoured and sweetened commercial drinks with a typical 6 – 8% carbohydrate concentration.

Cereal bars is a snack made of breakfast cereal and other sticky ingredients into a chewy bar; also called breakfast bar.

Energy bars are bar-shaped food intended to boost physical energy, typically containing a combination of carbohydrates, proteins and fat, and fortified with vitamins and minerals.

Sport snack bars or liquid meal supplements are specially designed convenience bars or liquid, that helps an athlete address the special nutritional needs for their specific sport, in situations where everyday foods are not practical to eat.

Meal replacements are defined, formulated food that by itself, can replace one or more daily meals. It supplies the necessary macro nutrients as well as vitamins and minerals of a typical meal. It comes in a powdered form that has to be reconstituted with either milk or water.

Nutritional supplements are defined as concentrated sources of nutrients or other substances with a nutritional or physiological effect that supplement the normal diet and can be in a tablet, capsule, syrup or powder form.


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