Does 0% sugar level mean no sugar? New nutrition labels can sieve out 'hidden sugars' in drinks

Freshly prepared drinks that have a very high level of sugar and saturated fat content must be labelled by the end of next year. PHOTO: UNSPLASH
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SINGAPORE - That zero per cent sugar level for milk tea does not mean no sugar – there are 1.5 teaspoons of sugar in an average 500ml drink, according to data from the Health Promotion Board's Food Composition System Singapore.

Add tapioca pearls to it, and it goes up to three teaspoons of sugar.

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