Evaluation of Mineral Element and Sugar Contents of Soft Drinks in Nigeria
This research work analyzed and evaluated the sugar and mineral elements contents of soft drinks consumed daily in Nigeria using standard methods. The sugar content and mineral element were determined. The sugar content varies from 22.8.4mg/L to 274.4mg/l and means sugar level varies from 30.4mg/l to 271.07mg/l. The mineral elements analyzed were Na, K, Ca, Mg, Ni, Fe, Cu, Zn, Cr, Pb and Cd. From the results it can be seen that the macro element (Na and Ca) which are essential mineral reduces rapidly in all the samples of soft drink after 4 weeks. Results of one way ANOVA above indicates that there was a significant difference in the sugar test between sample 1 to sample 7 at p<0.05. (F= 1104.637, p= 0.000).
Keywords: Soft drinks, mineral elements, sugar content, ANOVA