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).
Citric acid is the most widely used Acidity regulator in the food industry and has been in use for several years in food and beverage. Citric acid is commonly found in citrus fruits such as lemon, orange. Citric acid is used in beverages to provide tartness for desirable taste.
Preservative (Sodium Benzoate)
Preservative is added in beverage to protect the taste and quality of the product.
Permitted 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 Flavouring Substances
Natural flavours and natural flavouring substances means flavor 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.