Sugar is used as a taste enhancer; it also gives energy. Although no requirement for sugar has been specified, a higher quantity is not desirable. Too much sugar can lead to weight gain and other problems.
• Sugar was lowest in Ensure (24.8 gm/100 gm) and highest in Bournvita (40.31 gm/100 gm). alcoholic acidity Alcoholic acidity increases over a period of storage. Higher alcoholic acidity is not desirable. For malt-based food, alcoholic acidity shall not be more than 0.30 per cent. There is no requirement for proprietary food. • Alcoholic acidity in all four brands of malt-based foods was found to be above the specified limit and hence did not meet the standard requirement. Moisture
Moisture generally refers to the presence of water in a product. Moisture (above the specified limit) should not be present in the product as it causes the formation of lumps and can cause deterioration of the content. As per FSS Regulations, moisture content in malt-based food shall not be more than five per cent by weight. There is no such requirement for proprietary foods.