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Yakult U.S.A. introduced Yakult Light, which is a probiotic drink that contains less sugar and fewer calories than regular Yakult. Specifically, it has nearly two-thirds less sugar and one-third fewer calories than regular Yakult, resulting in 30 calories in each bottle. Yakult Light is made with natural flavors and sweeteners: it is sweetened with stevia-derived Reb A and a small amount of sugar. Like regular Yakult, it contains the proprietary active probiotic bacteria called Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota and features the same citrus flavor profile, the company says.
Yakult U.S.A. Inc., Torrance, Calif.
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