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Background and Aims: Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world after Tea.It has always beenmisused by the profiteers in terms offakeflavouring and coloring.Considering the importance of this issue and the health of the society thisstudyaimedto investigate physicochemical properties of the highly consumed tea in Babol Supermarkets.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was performed on48 samples of high consumed tea,randomly selected during 2012, in Babolcity. After registration of the characteristics of the tea in the food laboratory, the presence of the synthetic color in the tea sample was examinedusing the chromatography test. The acidity and amount of ash were also examined based on standards
Results: The averageand standard deviation ofthe measured pH and ash parameters in teabags and packaging were respectively 5.52±0.08, 5.52±0.07, 4.92±0.07, 4.940.02±, which in all caseswere lower than standards. Furthermore,in all cases to the use of synthetic colors was zero.
Conclusion Considering the importance of the issue and its impact onconsumers’ health,precise and continuous supervision on this products in order to protect the consumers health is necessary.