Parmalat Canada has launched what it claims is the first and only probiotic yoghurt in Canada.

Astro BioBest Plant Sterols yoghurts are available in multipacks containing four flavours; strawberry, blueberry, vanilla and raspberry.

The yoghurts contain 50% of the daily amount of plant sterols recommended to help lower cholesterol, the firm said.

“Our goal at Parmalat Canada is to be able to provide consumers with a simple, everyday food that’s easily incorporated into their diet with the added bonus of a functional ingredient that specifically lowers cholesterol, which is a significant factor in heart disease,” Parmalat Canada president and CEO Nash Lakha said.