Dr Pepper was once a product of experimentation in a pharmacy, much like many other beloved soft drinks. Charles Alderton was the chemist who enjoyed experimenting with flavored syrups until he crafted a unique drink that was loved by his customers.
Whether you’re concerned about what is in your beloved soft drink, or just curious, here are 9 interesting facts about Dr. Pepper!
Dr Pepper has 4.9 grams of carbohydrates per 100ml.
Besides carbonated water, Dr Pepper contains sugar, color (caramel E150d), preservative (potassium sorbate), phosphoric acid and flavorings (e.g. caffeine, sweeteners such as aspartame and acesulfame K).
It also contains a source of phenylalanine – an essential amino acid.
Dr Pepper is free from celery, eggs, fish, nuts, soya and is allergen-free.
There are 150 calories in one can serving of Dr Pepper.
A medium Dr Pepper from McDonald’s would take nearly an hour of walking (3mph), 19 minutes of running (6 mph) and 28 minutes of cycling (10 mph) to burn the 200 calories it contains.
A large Dr Pepper from McDonald’s contains 290 calories. Most of these calories are derived from carbohydrates. There are 95 micrograms of sodium in a serving, which amounts to 4% of the daily recommended value. It also contains 79 grams of carbohydrates, which amounts to 26% of the daily recommended value.
There are 0 calories in a Diet Dr Pepper. But in addition, there is 100 mg of sodium which amounts to 4% of your daily recommended intake.
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