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Paperboat Jaljeera is from Hector Beverages.
We like the fact that it does not contain preservatives and artificial colour but it does have added flavours in it.
A 250 ml pack of this product contains as much as 130 Kcal, and a total salt content of 980 mg, which is very high and could lead to lifestyle diseases if consumed regularly.
The foodnetindia rating for this product:
foodnetindia safety rating: 4 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This product does not contain preservatives and artificial colour, which differentiates it from some of the well-known beverages available in India. However, the high salt content clearly reduces its safety for many people.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
The manufacturer has tried to keep the product as natural as possible, which we appreciate, but the fact that there is a high salt content in it we are forced to give it a lower rating.
 Ingredients in Paperboat Jaljeera which are a concern

  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Added Flavours (Natural and Nature identical Flavouring substances)

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 Flavour (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.
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.
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.
Ingredients present in Paperboat Jaljeera which are not a concern
Lemon Juice Concentrate (1%),
Black Salt,
Spices and Condiments (Cumin Powder, Pepper Black Powder, Ginger Powder)
Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid)

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