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All About Yakult

Friendly bacteria for your gut Developed by Dr Shirota in 1935

What is Yakult?

Bottle of Yakult

Yakult is a fermented milk drink full of bacteria that are scientifically proven to reach the gut alive. Each little bottle contains at least 20 billion of our unique strain of bacteria, L. casei Shirota.

History and Vision

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Using the unique strain of bacteria he had discovered, the scientist Dr Shirota made a simple fermented milk drink and in 1935 produced the first bottle of Yakult.

Company Information

Yakult was launched in the UK in 1996, and is available in 40 countries and regions worldwide. Yakult employs some 80,000 people across the globe, including many scientists in our research centres.

News and Events

Come and meet our team, ask questions and sample a bottle. We're always adding new dates, so keep checking regularly.

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Water, skimmed milk (reconstituted), glucose-fructose syrup, sugar, maltodextrin, flavouring. Contains L. casei Shirota. 

Nutritional Values

 Per 100mlPer bottle
(65ml)
Energy 280 kJ / 66 kcal 182 kJ / 43 kcal
Fat 0 g 0 g
of which saturates 0 g 0 g
Carbohydrate 15 g 10 g
of which sugars 14 g 8.8 g
Protein 1.3g 0.8 g
Salt 0.04 g 0.03 g

Contains 3 x 1010 (30 billion) L. casei Shirota per 100ml when refrigerated (6.5 billion per bottle).

Ingredients

Water, skimmed milk (reconstituted), sweeteners: maltitol syrup, glucose-fructose syrup, thickener: polydextrose, flavouring, sweetener: stevio glycosides, vitamin E, vitamin D. Contains L.casei Shirota.

Nutritional Values

 Per 100mlPer bottle
(65ml)
Energy 171 kJ / 41 kcal 111 kJ / 27 kcal
Fat 0 g 0 g
Of which saturates 0 g 0 g
Carbohydrate 14 g 8.8 g
of which sugars 4.4 g 2.9 g
Protein 1.3 g 0.8 g
Salt 0.04 g 0.03 g
Vitamin D  1.15 μg (23%**) 0.75 μg (15%**)
Vitamin E 2.77 mg 1.80 mg (15%**)

Contains 3 x 1010 (30 billion) L. casei Shirota per 100 ml when refrigerated. (6.5 billion per bottle). ** Reference intake

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