Minute Maid Guava is popular among adults and kids.
This product contains 14 gm sugar per 100 ml of the drink which is very high and people usually drink much more than 100 ml at a time. Assuming a typical serving size of 250 ml, this alone delivers more sugar than the amount recommended by the WHO as the daily limit of 25 grams! The sugar content in this is even higher than Coca Cola or Pepsi or some other such sugary soft drink.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The product contains excessive sugar, which is a concern for the overweight and those who are susceptible to lifestyle diseases. In fact, the sugar is so high that we do not recommend this even for healthy adults.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product is can be a part of an otherwise healthy diet only in very small quantities due to the high sugar content.
Ingredients of concern in Minute Maid Guava
This food product contains 14 gm sugar per 100 ml of the drink. It 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.
Added Guava Flavours (natural, nature-identical flavouring substances)
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.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Guava juice (15.5%)
- Sugar And Acidity Regulator (330)
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