Mango Drinks Between the pulp and the sugar
Sure, they are not entirely the real thing. Packaged mango drinks are a concoction of mango pulp, natural and added sugar, citric acid, and thickening agents. The association with a muchloved fruit makes it a popular ‘alternative’ drink for many. While it is fine to occasionally indulge in such drinks, being aware of what goes into their making is important and will leave us wiser as to the difference between the actual fruit and the pulp.
For one, when fruits are made into pulp or juice they lose their important fibres and vitamin content. These drinks usually contain more sugar than the actual fruit. The following report assesses, among other things, the sugar content of seven brands of mango drinks, taking the aggregate of both natural and added sugar. Expressed as total soluble solids (TSS), it is considered as higher the better, subject to it being low in added sugar and restricted quantity of other thickening agents. So, this is something the consumer should look out for when choosing their mango drink.