Maaza, slice, and frooti are three popular beverages in India that are known for their Mango flavor that is loved and cherished by all. It is one of the favorite cooling drinks to beat the heat in summer. But how do they differ from each other? Let’s check out!
Maaza is known for its thickness, taste, and vibrant yellow color that tastes exactly like real mangoes. It is the top choice for everyone who loves mangoes. It is available in many sizes ranging from a 300ml can to a pet bottle of various sizes ranging between 350ml to 1500 ml. It contains 54 kcal per 100 ml.
The main ingredients in Maaza are Mango Pulp which is almost 19.5%, water, sugar, antioxidant, preservative, color, acidity regulator, Permitted Class II preservatives, synthetic food colors, natural, artificial and nature identical flavoring substances for additional flavors. It contains fruits but also artificial flavors of the same fruits.
Slice gained a lot of popularity in the market ever since it was launched. It is one of the leading brands when it comes to mango drinks. It is a processed drink that contains artificial flavors along with mango pulp. Slice comes in a pet bottle ranging from a small one to a big one.
Some of the main ingredients of Slice include sugar, water, food colors (110, 102), added flavors, Tartrazine IN 201, Sunset Yellow In 110, acidity regulator, Alphonso Mango Pulp, Concentrated Mango Pulp, Preservatives, and Antioxidants. Hence, it contains artificial flavors of Mango in order to get the taste.
The sales of Frooti surpasses the sales of any other mango drink in India. The manufacturers of Frooti are Parle Agro India Pvt. Ltd. It was introduced in 1985 and has been popular in the market ever since its inception. It comes in various sizes ranging from very small tetra pack to a big pet bottle.
The main ingredients of Frooti are water, sugar, acidity regulator, mango pulp, ascorbic acid, salt, citric acid, and other approved flavors and colors. It contains some artificial flavors and colors too. It also includes some approved preservatives.
These drinks are very high on sugar content. Therefore, they must be avoided by people who are suffering from diabetes or who are likely to get it. A high amount of sugar, glucose, sucros, or fructose in these drinks acts as preservatives in the drinks and also provides energy to the people who consume it. However, this high intake of carbohydrates can lead to obesity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or diabetes mellitus. It also hastens the aging process and leads to the thickness of artery walls if consumed in large quantities of over long periods. In addition to that, the presence of artificial preservatives can have harmful effects on people who consume it. These effects include hyperactive behavior in children, trigger for asthma as well as obesity if it is added in a processed drink or food. It is also known to weaken the heart tissues. So, it can be harmful for older people. Hence, you must be careful while buying these processed mango drinks and read the labels carefully to make a wise choice.
To sum up, these three mango drinks are trendy in the market ever since they were launched. However, it is always good to know about the ingredients that these drinks contain so that you know what is going inside your system. Some of the ingredients are safe only if consumed in small quantities, while others are not safe at all. Hence, you must always read about them, compare them, and then choose your favorite product.