What ingredients are in MOUNTAIN DEW

What ingredients are in MOUNTAIN DEW (Product)


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INGREDIENTS: , CARBONATED WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CONCENTRATED ORANGE JUICE, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVORS, SODIUM BENZOATE, (PRESERVES FRESHNESS) , CAFFEINE, SODIUM CITRATE, ERYTHORBIC ACID, (PRESERVES FRESHNESS) , GUM ARABIC, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA, (TO PROTECT FLAVOR) , BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL, YELLOW 5


What is CARBONATED WATER?

Plain water into which carbon dioxide gas has been dissolved.


What is HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP?

It is a liquid form of sugar made from corn starches.


What is CITRIC ACID?

It is a poweder made from the product of the fermentation of carbohydrates. Citric Acid is used as a flavoring in pharmaceutical products and sweet foods such as sodas and candies as a flavoring.


What is CAFFEINE?

Caffeine is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant, having the effect of warding off drowsiness and restoring alertness.


What is SODIUM CITRATE?

Most likely Trisodium Citrate, which is made from fermenting molasis infused with citric acid.


What is GUM ARABIC?

Hardened sap of the acacia tree. It is used as a stabiliser in food.


What is CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA?

Calcium Disodium may sound like a salt, but it is not, the proper name is the EDTA which is short for  Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (we will not even try to tell you how to pronounce that). It is made from a concoction of poisons and chelation chemicals.


What is BROMINATED VEGETABLE OIL?

Brominated Vegetable oil is a vegetable oil that has the element Bromine(35 on the periodic table, second column from the right 3 rows down)  added to it to increase the density of the oil. The food manufacturerer most likely uses this over regular vegetable oil to prevent the oil from floating to the top of the product.


What is YELLOW 5?

A lemon yellow dye, that is made from petroleum (crude oil from the ground). It is cheaper to extract than the natural food coloring beta-carotene.