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Paper boat Santra contains water, sugar, orange juice concentrate (6.5%), orange cells (2.4%), acidity regulator (citric acid), iodised salt, antioxidant (ascorbic acid), lemon juice concentrate, pepper black powder and black salt. 

It contains 8.74 gm of sugar per 100 ml of the drink, which is high and cannot be recommended for kids as childhood diabetes and obesity is on the rise. Adults with diabetes and lifestyle diseases should also avoid sugary beverages like these.

It mentions that it contains salt as an ingredient but does not mention its exact quantity. 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.

Products like these are aggressively marketed to kids, but such HFSS foods are not recommended for children. FSSAI has banned school cafeterias from selling or supplying such HFSS foods. The ban and the school guidelines of the FSSAI can be seen here at –https://archive.fssai.gov.in/dam/jcr:b986ccf3-85b4-446a-9f13-ca1d960b0685/Order_Draft_Guidelines_School_Children.pdf

This is a HFSS (High Fat Salt or Sugar) product and therefore is not recommended for children or people at risk of lifestyle diseases. Healthy people must also consume HFSS products very sparingly. The HFSS calculation for this product is as per UK guidelines available here – https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/216094/dh_123492.pdf

The foodnetindia rating for this product :-

foodnetindia safety rating: 3 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)

The drink contains 8.74 gm sugar in 100 ml of the product. It is an HFSS product and cannot be recommended for kids as diabetes and childhood obesity is on the rise among them. Adults with diabetes and lifestyle diseases should avoid them. 

The product has misleading labelling as it does not clearly mention the exact quantity of salt, consumers need clear information on the quantity of important ingredients like salt in the product.  

foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 3- (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)

The drink does not contain artificial colouring and preservatives, but as it is an HFSS product with high sugar, it is not recommended for kids and adults. 

The product has misleading labelling as it does not clearly mention the exact quantity of salt, consumers need clear information on the quantity of important ingredients like salt in the product.  

Ingredients of concern in Paper boat Santra

Sugar

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.

Salt

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.

Black Salt

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.

Other ingredients that are in the product but not a major source of concern in our opinion are:

  • Water
  • Orange juice concentrate (6.5%)
  • Orange cells (2.4%)
  • Acidity regulator (citric acid)
  • Antioxidant (ascorbic acid) 
  • Lemon juice concentrate
  • Pepper black powder

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