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 and Sodium citrate are the most widely used Acidity regulators in the food industry and has been in use for several years in food and beverage. They are used in beverages to provide tartness for desirable taste.
Stabilizers are added in beverage to provide the desired texture, consistency and mouthfeel. Stabilizers are used in other processed foods to improve mouth feel and consistency.
Preservative (Sodium Benzoate)
Preservative is added in beverage to protect the taste and quality of the product.
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.