Carbonated water, also known as soda water, sparkling water, is water containing carbon dioxide under pressure and may contain permitted ingredients and additives allowed by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. The water used in carbonated water conforms to the quality parameters of packaged drinking water in India.
Sugar or sucrose is a caloric sweetener, which is used to sweeten our beverages and it provides calories. In India sugar is mostly made from sugar cane. One gram of sugar or sucrose provides 4 Calories (Kcal).
Acidity Regulator (Phosphoric Acid)
Phosphoric acid is used widely in cola flavored carbonated beverages, to add tartness to the beverage. Phosphoric acid is one of the permitted Acidity Regulators for use in beverages as per Food Safety and Standards Authority of India.
Caffeine is a common ingredient which is added in beverages for desired taste and flavour. Every day people enjoy beverages with caffeine, including coffee, tea and soft drinks.
Natural Colour (Caramel Colour)
Caramel is used in beverage as a permitted natural colour as specified in the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. Caramel is made by a process involving the heating of carbohydrates like sugar, corn in a controlled temperature to get the desired colour.
Natural, Nature-Identical and Artificial Flavouring Substances
Nature-identical flavouring substances means substances chemically isolated from aromatic raw materials or obtained synthetically; they are chemically identical to substances present in natural products intended for human consumption, either processed or not. These are added to provide the characteristic taste to the beverages.
Natural flavours and natural flavouring substances means flavour preparations and single substance respectively, acceptable for human consumption, obtained exclusively by physical processes from vegetables, for human consumption. These are added to provide the characteristic taste to the beverages.
Artificial flavoring substances means those substances which have not been identified in natural products intended for human consumption either processed or not. These are approved flavouring substances for use in beverages to provide the characteristic taste.