Paper Boat Zero Sugar Jamun Fruit Juice Review – Is It Truly Zero Sugar? (2024)
Paper Boat Zero Sugar Jamun Fruit Juice has 28% fruit content and tastes divine. Here’s more on what we liked.
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Jamun is known to be one of the most ‘fruitful’ fruits for those with diabetes. That’s because the seeds have hypoglycemic effects that are known to control blood sugar levels.
After reviewing three variants from their Zero Sugar Sparkling Water range, we decided to test another variant from the Zero Sugar Juice range. In this Paper Boat Jamun Fruit Juice review, we shed light on the nutrition profile, the ingredients used, its taste and consistency, and whether or not you should try it.
Did you know Jamun is known as the Indian Blackberry?
Table of Contents
Paper Boat Jamun Juice – Quick Glance
Quick details on Paper Boat Jamun Juice in the table below.
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Our Review Factors
What were we expecting from Paper Boat Jamun Juice?
A clean ingredient list, a fresh and naturally astringent taste, and economic value were the primary parameters of our review.
Jamun is relished for the subtly sweet, tarty, astringent flavors. Did this packaged juice capture the essence?
Did it feel artificially sweetened? What did our panel of reviewers have to say?
Thin and flowy or fibrous and pulpy, what was the consistency like when we poured the beverage into a glass?
3. Nutrition Quotient
For this parameter, we scanned the nutrition label and ingredient list. Were we satisfied with what we found?
4. Other Parameters
Significant non-tasting parameters like price, packaging, shelf life, value for money were gauged here.
Another Jamun Juice we loved – Real Wellnezz Jamun Juice
Paper Boat Jamun Juice – Detailed Review
This section talks about our experience with Paper Boat Jamun Juice.
Price & Packaging
This juice was packed in Paper Boat’s classic pouch pack with a reclosable lid. A 200-ml pouch is priced at Rs 55/- and has a shelf life of six months.
Water, Jamun Pulp (25%), Erythritol, Iodized Salt, Lemon Concentrate (0.4%), Flavors (Natural and Nature Identical), Stabilizers (Carboxymethyl cellulose and Guar Gum), Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid), Sweetener (Sucralose) and Black Salt.
This is equivalent to 28% fruit juice content. (Jamun and lemon)
This is a low-calorie sweetener that is derived from corn after fermenting it using enzymes. It is 60-80% sweet as sugar, without the calories.
Lemon concentrate is nothing but lemon juice that is processed. This processing eliminates the water content, resulting in a powder form of the juice.
Popularly known as CMC, carboxymethyl cellulose is commonly used as a thickener in fruit juices as a form of sodium. It also doubles as a preservative.
Primarily used to increase the fiber content, guar gum is used as a stabilizer, thickener, and emulsifier.
Sucralose is another artificial sweetener used in this juice. It is digested by the body and is therefore, non-caloric.
Is Paper Boat Zero Sugar Jamun Fruit Juice truly diabetic-friendly?
Per 100 ml, (half pouch) this juice offers only 13.6 Kcal which is divided as 3.4 grams of carbohydrates (2.6 grams of which are natural fruit sugars).
Other fruit juices- 54 Kcal with 13 grams of carbohydrates (9 grams sugar), 0.2 grams of protein.
Aerated beverages- 44 Kcal, 11 grams of carbohydrates.
Those with diabetes need to manage their macronutrients well in order to prevent blood sugar spikes. Paper Boat Zero Sugar Jamun Fruit Juice is low in carbohydrate and sugar content and can be consumed in moderation. This is still a packaged fruit juice and is not recommended for regular use.
Taste & Consistency
This has an inviting mauve appearance. The juice is not pulp-like thick, it has a drinkable, pourable consistency. The aroma was that of fresh jamuns, and not industrial or synthetic. Thumbs up.
As for taste, it was a blend of desirable sour and astringent flavors with a mild sweetness. We could also taste some savory and sulphur-like flavor from the addition of black salt. The lemon juice concentrate added a tang that tied all flavors together.
We really liked the flavor of salt and lemon because that’s how jamuns are usually eaten in India.
- The packaging is travel-friendly.
- This is a value for money pick.
- The nutrition quotient was fairly impressive.
- This is a low-carb, low-calorie beverage.
Need a ready-to-drink fruit juice without all the surplus calories from added sugar? May we suggest trying Paper Boat Zero Sugar Jamun Fruit Juice?
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Paper Boat Jamun Juice
Yes, this has only 27 Kcal for the entire 200 ml pouch.
It contains CMC which is added as a thickener but also works as a preservative.
No, energy drinks are loaded with sugar which makes them that. Paper Boat Zero Sugar Jamun fruit juice has no added sugars.
No, this has no added colors.
Yes, this is free of added sugars. It contains natural fruit sugar.
Fresh, fruity, and flavorful- Mishry had a delightful experience with Paper Boat Zero Sugar Jamun Fruit Juice. With over 25% fruit juice content, this makes for a good alternative to aerated beverages that are loaded with sugar. The calorie-conscious and those with diabetes would appreciate this.
Have you tried Paper Boat before? How was your experience?