Gatorade G2 is a reduced-calorie electrolyte replacement, or sports drink, made by the Pepsi-Cola Company. Each 12-oz. bottle contains 40 calories and 10g of carbohydrates for energy in the form of sugars. The beverage is available in three flavors: orange, strawberry kiwi and grape. The beverage contains no caffeine, protein, fat, calcium or iron.
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Water is the first ingredient on the G2 ingredient list, constituting the majority of the beverage. Water is the main component of a number of beverages.
Sugars and Sweeteners
Gatorade G2 contains the following sugars and sweeteners: high fructose corn syrup, sucrose syrup, sucralose and acesulfame potassium. Sucralose is more commonly known by the brand name Splenda. Acesulfame potassium is an artificial sweetener which also provides potassium.
Vitamins and Minerals
According to the ingredient list, Gatorade G2 contains the following vitamins and minerals: ascorbic acid or vitamin C, niacinamide or vitamin B3, calcium pantothenate or vitamin B5, pyridoxine hydrochloride or vitamin B6 and alpha tocopherol acetate or vitamin E. Monopotassium phosphate is a source of potassium, an emulsifier and helps buffer the pH of the beverage. Gatorade 2 contains two sources of salt: salt and sodium citrate. Sodium citrate also adds a tart, slightly salty flavor to the beverage.
Citric acid provides a tart flavor and functions as a preservative. G2 orange and strawberry kiwi flavors contain “natural flavor.” G2 grape flavor contains “natural and artificial flavor.”
Preservative and Emulsifier
Calcium disodium EDTA helps preserve color and flavor. Polysorbate 20 is an emulsifier.
G2 orange and strawberry kiwi flavors contain yellow 5 and red 40. G2 grape flavor contains red 40 and blue 1.