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Sweet Words

Added sugar goes by many names

March 22, 2012
DON HEINY FOR TIME FOR KIDS

Can you spot the added sugars in this list of ingredients?

Do you want to find out if a food has sugar added to it? Take a look at the ingredients list on the package. Added sugars go by many different names. Here’s a list of the common ones:

Agave nectar

Brown sugar

Cane crystals

Cane sugar

Corn sweetener

Corn syrup

Crystalline fructose

Dextrose

Evaporated cane juice

Fructose

Fruit juice concentrates

Glucose

High-fructose corn syrup

Honey

Invert sugar

Lactose

Maltose

Malt syrup

Molasses

Raw sugar

Sucrose

Sugar

Syrup

 

SOURCE: HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH


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