Know the Names for Sugar

Sugar is found naturally in many nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables.

But,there are foods that contain added sugar. There are more than 60 names for added sugar.

To identify added sugars, look at the ingredients list. Some major clues that an ingredient is an added sugar include:

it has syrup (examples: corn syrup, rice syrup)

the word ends in “ose” (examples: fructose, sucrose, maltose, dextrose)

“sugar” is in the name (examples: raw sugar, cane sugar, brown sugar, confectionary sugar)

Other examples of added sugar include fruit nectars, concentrates of juices, honey, agave and molasses.