Carbonated water, also known as soda water, sparkling water, is water containing carbon dioxide under pressure and may contain any of the permitted ingredients and additives allowed by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India. The water used in carbonated water conforms to the quality of packaged drinking water in India.
Sugar or sucrose is a nutritive 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).
Orange Juice concentrate
Orange Juice concentrate is made from processing of orange fruits.
Acidity Regulator (330)
Citric acid is the most widely used Acidity regulator in food industry and has been used for several years in food and beverage. Citric acid is commonly found in citrus fruits such as lemon, orange. They are used in beverages to provide tartness for desirable taste.
Preservatives (202, 211)
Potassium Sorbate & Sodium Benzoate are the preservatives added in this beverage to protect the taste and quality of the product.
Stabilizer (414, 415)
Gum Arabic and the Glycerol Esters of wood rosin are the Stabilizers which are added in beverage to provide the desired texture, consistency and mouthfeel. Stabilizers are widely used in other packaged food categories like Jams, Jellies, Ice creams.
Sweeteners are used in food and beverages to impart a sweet taste without adding any significant amount of calories. These ingredients are 200-300 times sweeter than sugar. Steviol glycosides extracted from a plant source called Stevia plant is used in combination with sugar in this beverage to provide the desired sweetness while not significantly increasing the calorie.
Synthetic Food Colour (110)
Sunset Yellow is used as a colouring agent and it is classified as synthetic colour as per Food Standards and Safety Authority of India (FSSAI). It provides yellow to orange colour to the beverage. It is also used in wide range of other packaged food products like jams, jellies, cakes etc.
Natural Flavouring substances
Natural flavouring substances means flavour preparations obtained exclusively by physical process from vegetables and fruits. These are added to impart characteristic taste and aroma to the beverage.
Nature-identical flavouring substances
Nature-identical flavoring 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. They are added to provide the characteristic taste to the beverages.