Mapro Green Apple flavoured fruit syrup contains sugar, apple juice 27%, water, acidity regulator IN 330, permitted synthetic food colour IN 102, IN 133, natural and nature identical flavouring substances- Green apple and permitted Class II preservative IN 211.
It contains a very high amount of sugar in it at 91 gm per 100 ml pack which is extremely high, even if we account for the dilution with water before drinking it.
The foodnetindia Safety rating for this product:-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
This is a very high sugar product. Frequent consumption of high sugar beverages is unsafe for most people.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2 (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
Such high sugar products do not belong in a wholesome diet.
Ingredients of concern in Mapro Green Apple Flavoured Fruit Syrup
- Permitted Synthetic Food Colours: IN 102,
This food 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.
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.
Permitted Synthetic Food Colours: INS 102
Tartrazine is an azo dye. No side effects are known for pure tartrazine, except in people who are intolerant to salicylates (aspirin, berries, fruits); in that case tartrazine also induces intolerance symptoms. In combination with benzoates (E210-215), tartrazine is implicated in a large percentage of cases of ADHD syndrome (hyperactivity) in children. Asthmatics may also experience symptoms following consumption of tartrazine, as it is a known histamine-liberating agent.
Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:
- Apple juice 27%
- Acidity regulator IN 330
- Permitted synthetic food colour IN 133
- Natural and nature identical flavouring substances- Green apple
- Permitted Class II preservative IN 211
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