Assessment of Sugar Levels in Different Soft Drinks

Author(s): V. E. Agbazue, A. Ibezim and N. R. Ekere

Sugar levels in ten different soft drink bottles from three manufacturers in Enugu, were determined. The ten soft drinks were labeled S1, S2, S3, S4. S5, S6, S7, S8, S8, S9, S10. The soft drinks were analyzed using densitometer (DMA 5000 Model) and refractometer (RFM 740 Model – Bellinghant Stanly Ltd), respectively. The results show that S3 and S5 over shot the standard (7.0-14.0% brix value) by 0.08% and 0.10%, respectively. But these are just marginal and hence insignificant; while other soft drinks analyzed gave results, which were fully within range of specification. Health implications of sugar consumption were highlighted.

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