Frooti, Maaza and Slice. Are these really mango juice or factory produced chemical products? How many mangos does these juices actually have? We are going to reveal the real truth behind these products and I’m sure after reading this, you will never drink these mango juices.
In this blog we are going to talk about mango frooti, Tropicana Slice, Maaza and there content. These bottles are of 600ml which is equivalent to, 2 regular size glasses (350 ml each). And cost around Rs 37/-.
These products are made from almost same kind of ingredients. They’ve got –
- Acidity Regulator
- Synthetic Food Color
- Mango Flavor (Artificial and Natural)
- and Mango Pulp.
Let’s find out how much real mango they have.
Frooti and Maaza have about 19.5% mango pulp in 600 ml that’s around 117 ml, which is not even 1/3 of a regular glass. Try this at home, take a single regular size mango and make a pulp out of it, you will be surprised to know that the home made pulp will be double in quantity than what’s present in these bottles. These bottles have only half of real mango in it rest is all water and chemical.
Tropicana Slice has even lesser percentage. It has just 13.6% of concentrated mango pulp. What is concentrated mango pulp? It’s a process where water is extracted from the fruit either by heating or squeezing and later when needed water is added back.
Tropicana claims that there 600 ml bottle is having mango pulp equivalent to single strength mango pulp. But never mention the weight or size of the single mango that they are taking about.
Coming on to Sugar. As per United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1 mango of 165 gms has 22 g of sugar. But these bottles have 13 grams of sugar for every 100ML that is 78 grams in a 600 ml bottle which is equivalent to 20 spoons of sugar. Assuming these juices has at most 1 mango in them amounting to approx 22 grams of natural sugar, to which, they still have more than 50 grams of additional processed sugar. A single glass of these juices have around 40 grams of sugar whereas an average healthy male body needs 25 to 30 grams of sugar in a day. Taking this much sugar can lead you standing next to number of diseases.
Now wondering how much Synthetic color and Artificial flavor is added to it? Let’s do an experiment. Try taking 1/3 of a regular glass around 150 ML of mango pulp and add 2 glasses of water to it. How will it taste like “Taste like Water hummm!!”. Whereas these drinks are having same thickness and color as if of 2 glasses of real mango juices. So we can see how much color and flavor would have been added to it. Added Color and flavor quantity is not mentioned on the bottles but ya you guessed it right!
There’s still more… it has Acidity Regulator, Antioxidant and Preservative. Again, it’s quantity in which its added to the bottle is not mentioned! These ingredients taken in high quantity are very dangerous. And if in case u r already more dependent on packed food be aware u r already taking in high doses of these.
Over internet you will find lots of people now days taking frooti, maaza challenge and drinking 2.5 liters of these juices in just few minutes to get more likes and money. They are actually taking 325 grams of sugar! That to most of it is, processed sugar. This is way way too dangerous. Please don’t do or let anyone do, else what you will earn, you might spent on your treatment in a hospital for your entire life. Do read this blog of ours on what happens after taking high amount of sugar in our body. Link.
Talking about Nutritional value; its Noting!! compared to 1 real mango.
So, what do we conclude. With even less than 1 real mango fruits inside these 600 ml bottle, these juices are just sugary syrup nothing more and as dangerous as soft drinks. Please don’t drink these and specially not let your children drink. Better make these juices at home.
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