Pepsico Mirinda is an orange flavoured soft drink. Just 100 gm of this drink gives you 13.8 gm of sugar which is almost half of the daily sugar allowance. If consumed in higher amounts, the sugar consumption too would be high and could lead to obesity, and is unsafe for those with type 2 diabetes.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
The high sugar content of 13.8 gm per 100 gm of it is unsafe for health even for healthy people, except in small quantities.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2 -(On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
There is no nutritional value in this food and youngsters should avoid this drink and replace it with more wholesome alternatives.
Ingredients in Pepsico Mirinda which are a concern:
This beverage contains 13.8 gm sugar per 100 gm serving. 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!.
Synthetic Colour- IN 110
It is a Yellow food colour. Very soluble in water. 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.
Ingredients present in Pepsico Mirinda which are not a concern
- Carbonated water
- Acidity regulators: IN 330, IN 331
- Stabilisers: IN 1450, IN 445
- Preservative: IN 211
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