Caffeine

Caffeine is a natural aromatic substance that can be extracted from more than 60 different plants including cacao beans, tea leaves, coffee beans, and kola nuts. Caffeine has a classic bitter taste that enhances other flavors and is used in small quantities.

Table 2 List of Energy and Chemical Content per Fluid Ounce

Flavor Calories Carbohydrates Total Sodium Potassium Phosphorus Caffeine Aspartame

Table 2 List of Energy and Chemical Content per Fluid Ounce

Flavor Calories Carbohydrates Total Sodium Potassium Phosphorus Caffeine Aspartame

types

(g)

sugars (g)

(mg)

(mg)

(mg)

(mg) (mg)

Regular

Cola or

12-

14

3.1-

3.6

3.1-

0-2.3

0-1.5

3.3-6.2

2.5-4.0

0

Pepper

3.6

Caffeine-

12-

15

3.1-

3.7

3.1-

0-2.3

0-1.5

3.3-6.2

0

0

free cola or

Pepper

3.7

Cherry

12-

15

3.0-

3.7

3.0-

0-1.2

0-1.0

3.9-4.5

1.0-3.8

0

cola

3.7

Lemon-

12-

14

3.0-

3.5

3.0-

0-4.6

0-0.3

0-0.1

0

0

lime

3.5

(clear)

Orange

14-

17

3.4-

4.3

3.44.3

1.1-3.5

0-1.4

0-5.0

0

0

Other

10-

16

2.5-

4.1

2.5-

0.8-4.1

0-10.0

0-0.1

0-5.3

0

citrus

4.1

Root

12-

16

3.1-

4.1

3.1-

0.3-5.1

0-1.6

0-1.6

0

0

beer

4.1

Ginger

10-

13

2.6-

3.2

2.6-

0-2.3

0-0.3

0-trace

0

0

ale

3.2

Tonic

10-

12

2.6-

2.9

2.6-

0-0.8

0-0.3

0-trace

0

0

water

2.9

Other

12-

18

3.0-

4.5

3.0-

0-3.5

0-2.0

0-7.8

0-3.6

0

regular

4.5

Juice

12-

17

3.0-

4.2

3.0-

0-1.8

2.5-10.0

0-6.2

0

0

added

4.2

Diet

Diet cola

<1

0-

0.1

0

0-5.2

0-5.0

2.1-4.7

0-4.9 0-

16.0

pepper

Caffeine-free diet cola,

<1

0-0.1

0

0

6.0

0-10.0

2.1-4.7

0

0-

16.0

pepper Diet cherry cola

<1

0-<0.04 0-trace

0

0.6

1.5-5.0

2.3-3.4

0

3.8

15.0-

lime

<1

0-0.1

0

0

7.9

0-6.9

0-trace

0

0-

16.0

Diet root beer

<2

0-0.4

0

3.3

8.5

0-3.0

0-1.6

0

0-

17.5

Other diets

<6

0-1.5

0-1.5

0

8.0

0.3-10.1

0-trace

0

5.8

0-

Seltzer, sparkling water

0

0

0

0

8.1

0-0.5

0-0.1

0

0

Diet juice added

<3

0.1-0.5

0.10.5

0

1.8

0-9.0

0-5.0

0

11.4-

16.0

Carbonation Levels Different Sodas
Figure 1 Carbonation levels of various popular soft drinks.

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