Sodas are commonly sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and not table sugar. HFCS is one of the primary reasons why we are told to avoid or limit our consumption of sodas. There are minimal differences between HFCS and regular sugar. This is especially true for the type of HFCS that is commonly used in sodas called HFCS-55 (55% fructose).
Mountain Dew vs Coke Sugar
Mountain Dew and Coke are no exception to sodas that contain HFCS. All sugar is added during manufacturing through the use of HFCS and is not naturally occurring. Here is a breakdown of the sugar in each soda:
|Serving Size||Mountain Dew (Sugar)||Coke (Sugar)|
|7.5 fl. oz.||29g||25g|
|12 fl. oz.||46g||39g|
|16.9 fl. oz.||65g||55g|
|20 fl. oz.||77g||65g|
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Ingredients: Mountain Dew vs Coke
You will notice no sugar in both sodas since they use HFCS (which contains sugar) as sweeteners. However, there are versions of Mountain Dew and Coke that are made with real sugar.
Mountain Dew Ingredients: Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Concentrated Orange Juice, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor, Sodium Benzoate Preserves Freshness, Caffeine, Sodium Citrate, Erythorbic Acid Preserves Freshness, Gum Arabic, Calcium Disodium EDTA to Protect Flavor, Brominated Vegetable Oil, Yellow 5
Coke Ingredients: Carbonated Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Caramel Color, Phosphoric Acid, Natural Flavors, Caffeine.
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