Mapro foods located in Panchgani is a well known producer of jams, jellies and crushes.
Mapro Santra Mantra has a very high amount of sugar at 71 gm per 100 ml pack. The high sugar can contribute to obesity and lifestyle disease even if we take into account the dilution with water before drinking it.
The product mentions on the food label that it contains additional salt but does not mention the quantity of it, which is a denial to the customer of their right to know what they are consuming exactly. The WHO recommends that our daily salt consumption should be between 1-3 grams and no more.  
The foodnetindia safety rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
We are disappointed with the high added sugar content in this product and also for the added flavours and synthetic food colours which could have been avoided and the product could have been a more natural product.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The product does not have much going on for it in the nutrition department and cannot be a part of a healthy diet. We say that you should have fresh fruit Instead!
Ingredients of concern in Mapro Santra Mantra Orange Squash

Sugar
This food product contains 71 gm of sugar, 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.
Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in a host of different foods from lactose in milk to the fructose in fruit and honey. In fact, we need some sugar in our diets to supply ready energy to fuel our muscles and keep our brains active. The problem is that many processed foods have added sugar which supplies energy in the form of calories – and very little else. This means our body has to draw on the nutrients from the rest of our diet to process it and this can affect our health, including our immunity – leaving us more prone to bugs and colds. A high intake of sugar causes our blood sugar levels to shoot up, giving us that feel-good ‘high’ followed by a crashing slump which leaves us tired, irritable and craving more sugary foods. It’s a vicious cycle that may be contributing to our weight problems as well as health concerns like diabetes and heart disease.
Added Flavours-Natural And Nature Identical Flavouring Substances (Orange)
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!
By this behaviour, these manufacturers expose people to possible allergens or toxins that could be avoided if consumers knew what they were.
Common salt
Certain manufacturers do not mention the quantity of salt contained in their products. High sodium diets have been known to be the cause of high blood pressure, heart disease, etc. The recommended daily intake of salt is between 1-3 grams.
Contains Permitted Synthetic Food Colours (INS-110, INS-122)
Sunset Yellow IN 110
Since it is an azo dye, it may elicit intolerance in people intolerant to salicylates. Additionally, it is a histamine liberator, and may intensify symptoms of asthma. In combination with benzoates, it is also implicated in hyperactivity in children.
Azorubine IN 122
Since it is an azo dye, it may elicit intolerance in people intolerant to salicylates. Additionally, it is a histamine liberator, and may intensify symptoms of asthma. In combination with benzoates, it is also implicated in hyperactivity in children.
Contains Permitted Class II Preservative (INS-224)
Due to its oxidising effect, it may reduce the vitamin content in products. It is reduced in the liver to harmless sulphate and excreted in the urine.
People who are intolerant towards natural sulphites should also avoid added sulphites (E221-228). It alleviates the effect of a hangover.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:

  • Orange juice (27%)
  • Water
  • Acidity Regulator (INS-330)

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