Tropicana Mango a beverage from Pepsico is a ready to serve fruit beverage and not ‘Fruit Juice’.
It consists of 20% of Mango Pulp and a high amount of added sugar of 15 gm sugar per 100 ml of the drink which is high and unsafe for diabetics and those with lifestyle diseases.
It has an added flavour in it to mask the effects of processing and to give it a flavour profile close to fresh Mango juice.
The foodnetindia Safety rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The product is reconstituted mango juice and has 15 gm of sugar per 100 ml serving, which is very high and unsafe for diabetics, and those with lifestyle diseases. Such high levels of Sugar are unsafe even for healthy people.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This product contains vitamins and minerals which are essential for the body, but it cannot be consumed for these purposes as the high sugar content can cause diabetes and obesity leading to more chronic health conditions.
Ingredients of concern in Tropicana Mango Delight
This beverage contains 15 gm sugar per 100 ml. The product does not specify which sugar has been used. This is important because different sugars have different metabolic effects. For example, Sucrose (Cane Sugar) is very different from Fructose (Fruit Sugar). Some foods use high fructose corn syrup which may be harmful in much lower quantities than sucrose. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to not clearly state what ingredients have been used.
This food product does not specify which flavours or flavouring substances have been used. The flavours should be specified as some of them have serious side effects and may not be suitable for infants, pregnant women or people who are allergic. We believe that it is not responsible behaviour for a brand to avoid clearly stating what ingredients have been used.
By not specifying what these flavours and substances are, we are forced to consider what they are hiding and why would they be so reluctant to mention what they have used in the food product!
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Concentrated Mango Pulp & Alphonso Mango Pulp (20%)
- Acidity Regulator (330)
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