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Composition and Nutrient Information of Non-Alcoholic Beverages in the Spanish Market: An Update

Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, CEU San Pablo University of Madrid, Madrid 28668, Spain
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Nutrients 2016, 8(10), 618;
Received: 5 July 2016 / Revised: 21 September 2016 / Accepted: 26 September 2016 / Published: 8 October 2016
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The aim of this study was to draw an updated map of the nutrition facts in the different categories of non-alcoholic beverages in the Spanish market based on the information declared on the labels of these products; we expect this first step to justify the need for the coordination and harmonization of food composition tables in Spain so that there will be an updated database available to produce realistic scientific nutrient intake estimates in accordance with the actual market scenario. Materials and Methods: The nutrition facts declared on the labels of non-alcoholic beverages by manufacturers in Spain were compiled and studied. Results: The database included 211 beverages classified in 7 groups with energy/carbohydrate content per 100 mL ranging from 0–55 kcal/0–13 g for soft drinks; 2–60 kcal/0–14.5 g for energy drinks; 24–31 kcal/5.8–7.5 g for sports drinks; 1–32 kcal/0–7.3 g for drinks containing mineral salts in their composition; 14–69 kcal/2.6–17 g for fruit juice, nectar, and grape musts; 43–78 kcal/6.1–14.4 g for vegetable drinks; and 33–88 kcal/3.6–14 g for dairy drinks. Conclusion: The current non-alcoholic beverage market is a dynamic, growing, and highly innovative one, allowing consumers to choose according to their preferences, needs, or level of physical activity at any moment of the day. View Full-Text
Keywords: non-alcoholic beverages; Spanish market; food composition database non-alcoholic beverages; Spanish market; food composition database
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Serrano Iglesias, M.; De Lourdes Samaniego Vaesken, M.; Varela Moreiras, G. Composition and Nutrient Information of Non-Alcoholic Beverages in the Spanish Market: An Update. Nutrients 2016, 8, 618.

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