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).
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 to impart the taste. Every day people enjoy beverages with caffeine, including coffee, tea and soft drinks.
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 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 flavoring 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.
Artificial flavouring substances
Artificial flavoring substances means those substances which have not been identified in natural products either processed or not. They are approved flavouring substances for use in beverages to provide the characteristic taste.