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Assessment of Sugar Content from Different Soft Drinks Sold in Nigeria

Version 1 : Received: 5 July 2020 / Approved: 7 July 2020 / Online: 7 July 2020 (08:11:24 CEST)

How to cite: Ohilebo, A.; Odudu, B. Assessment of Sugar Content from Different Soft Drinks Sold in Nigeria. Preprints 2020, 2020070112 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0112.v1). Ohilebo, A.; Odudu, B. Assessment of Sugar Content from Different Soft Drinks Sold in Nigeria. Preprints 2020, 2020070112 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0112.v1).

Abstract

Soft drinks exist in various forms and brands and are marketed by different brewery industries across the country. Nigeria been an underdeveloped country were aforesaid health problems are common, people tends to consume them lots believing it gives more energy. This study was therefore set to assess the sugar content from different soft drinks sold in Nigeria. Ten (10) soft drinks registered and licensed in Nigeria by their respective companies were purchased from a supermarket in Ihumudumu environment of Ekpoma, Nigeria. The sugar contents were assessed using standard methods. Result showed significant differences (p<0.05) in ranges of 0.36g/100ml (Limca) to 3.88g/100ml (Teem Bitter Lemon). Conclusively, the sugar contents were all below recommended value and it can be consumed by those who need low sugar in the body.

Subject Areas

glucose; soft drinks; sugar content; health

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