Sweet Words

Added sugar goes by many names

Mar 22, 2012 | By TIME For Kids Staff
DON HEINY FOR TIME FOR KIDS

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