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En­ergy Value | Car­bo­hy­drates | Ascor­bic Acid | Sodium | Iron

En­ergy Value

En­ergy value is the amount of calo­ries which our body ob­tains from food. En­ergy val­ues (in kcal) are cal­cu­lated and com­pared with the de­clared value by man­u­fac­turer. The higher the en­ergy value in juice, the bet­ter it is con­sid­ered to be. • High­est en­ergy was found in Real Ac­tiv (58.2 kcal/100 gm) among mixed fruit juices, and in Minute Maid (66.5 kcal/100 gm) among fruit drinks. In the fruit drinks cat­e­gory, low­est en­ergy value was in Del Monte (58.6 kcal/100 gm). • For all brands, en­ergy value was higher than the

de­clared value. Car­bo­hy­drates Car­bo­hy­drates are the most com­mon source of en­ergy for us. The higher the car­bo­hy­drate amount, Sodium

Sodium shall be as per dec­la­ra­tion and it should not be present in a high quan­tity. • In the case of brands that de­clared their sodium, it was found to be as per dec­la­ra­tion. Sodium was high­est in 24 Mantra (22.1 mg/litre) among mixed fruit juices and in Minute Maid (207.9 mg/ litre) among fruit drinks. Iron It should be as per dec­la­ra­tion/claim. • All brands that de­clared their iron quan­tity met the spec­i­fied re­quire­ment. Iron was high­est in Real Ac­tiv in mixed fruit juices and in Trop­i­cana among fruit drinks.

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