7up "all natural" (14)

1 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-16 04:37 ID:0Tojbdjb

So the new gimmick among junk foods is to market them as healthier(see all the transfat free chips), and 7up jumps on the bandwagon with this new recipe.

  • filtered carbonated water
  • high fructose corn syrup
  • natural citric acid
  • natural flavors
  • natural potassium citrate
>"All of these ingredients are commonly found in a number of natural products, including soups, baked goods and beverages."

Apparently some people don't think that high fructose corn syrup is all that natural. I would be inclined to agree and I'm not too sure on the potassium citrate either. Don't some parts of the world get sugar in their cola instead of corn syrup?

2 Name: Briant : 2006-05-21 05:53 ID:pJyNygWx

So...this new 7up uses real fruits right? So...that would make this carbonated fruit juice?

3 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-22 01:53 ID:7OGoFVaY

it really doesn't matter if the ingredienta are all natural because this drink is highly processed like all the other drinks. this drink contains very little nutritional value. the rule is: the more food is processed, the less nutritional value it contains.

4 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-22 16:36 ID:Heaven

If the ingredients included lemon or lime juice, even from concentrate, then it could be called a juice or fruit cocktail. Even if the "natural" items are extracted from a natural source, all the processing means they're no better nutritionally than synthetic versions. Basically they're banking on pulling the wool over customers by slapping the word natural on the product.

5 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-22 17:44 ID:Heaven

Sugar and high fructose corn syrup are nutritionally just about identical.

6 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-24 04:04 ID:tH8z/zFc

I've heard that rising diabetes throughout the last few years is caused in part by high fructose consumption. Sugar tastes better too.

7 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-24 04:58 ID:rtzbyNPQ

yes, that is a major contributor to type2 diabetes.

8 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-24 05:03 ID:Heaven

I've seen documentaries showing the effects of artificial food additives on our bodies. the effects are subtle and continual consumption results in lower overall health (but this also includes other factors). maybe this drink is something for the people that want soda drinks but are wary of artificial additives.

9 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-24 06:39 ID:Heaven

Please read >>4 again.

10 Name: NATURAL : 2006-05-24 07:29 ID:5Nr9UXLg

High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is produced by processing corn starch to yield glucose, and then processing the glucose to produce a syrup with a higher percentage of fructose.

First, cornstarch is treated with alpha-amylase to produce shorter chains of sugars called polysaccharides.

Next, an enzyme called glucoamylase breaks the sugar chains down even further to yield the simple sugar glucose.

The third enzyme, glucose-isomerase, converts glucose to a mixture of about 42% fructose and 50–52% glucose with some other sugars mixed in. While alpha-amylase and glucoamylase are added directly to the slurry, glucose-isomerase is packed into columns and the sugar mixture is then passed over it. This 42–43% fructose glucose mixture is then subjected to a liquid chromatography step where the fructose is enriched to approximately 90%. The 90% fructose is then back-blended with 42% fructose to achieve a 55% fructose final product. Numerous ion-exchange and evaporation steps are also part of the overall process.

11 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-24 09:14 ID:Heaven

informative. from wikip?

12 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-24 22:59 ID:Heaven

( ゚ ヮ゚) I like glucose myself!

13 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-05-29 16:43 ID:Y5rigSUX

They're retards, they could just use cane juice and charge more.

Carbonated water has been linked to health problems

High-fructose corn syrup numbs the brain, which stops you from feeling satisfied.

The US did too until a few years ago

14 Name: Anonymous Chef : 2006-06-01 04:47 ID:0Tojbdjb

( ´ω`) I prefer sucrose.

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