pint of some of the fizzy, processed ciders that are replacing traditional
ciders on Somerset bar tops contain more sugar than the World Health
Organisation’s (WHO) recommended daily limit.
keg ciders are made from as little as 35%
apple juice (not necessarily cider apple juice and
processed from imported apple concentrate) - the rest of the drink
being sugar, water and sweeteners.
WHO is recommending that no more than 5% of an individual’s
daily calorific intake should be derived from added sugar. This
limit applies to all sugar added to food and drink but not sugars
naturally present in milk, fruit and vegetables.
of an individual’s calorific intake equates to about six level
teaspoonfuls per day. Some of the processed ciders have been found
to contain as much as 20.5g of added sugar (5+ spoonfuls).
alcoholic drinks registering the lowest added sugar content where
traditional Somerset dry ciders, whiskey and red wine.