Decoding Sugar 65 Ways it’s Hiding in Your Food

Sugar is known to cause serious health problems including diabetes, obesity, heart disease and tooth decay. Consumers have become wise to this, and the demonization of sugar continues.

Fruit, vegetables and dairy products contain some natural sugar, but they also contain beneficial fiber, nutrients and various compounds.

While some may argue that enjoying an occasional dessert is one of life’s pleasures, it’s not so much the expected sources, but the added sugar that appears unexpectedly in things like soup, salad dressing, tomato sauce and crackers that is so concerning. Numerous studies have estimated that anywhere from 60% to 74% of packaged foods contain added sugar, often disguised under a different name.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires food producers to disclose ingredients. Unfortunately, many have found ways to hide the total amount of sugar by listing it under several different names.

The Science Academy has identified65 alternatve names for sugar:

  • Agave nectar or syrup
  • Barbados sugar
  • Barley malt
  • Beet sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Buttered syrup
  • Cane crystals
  • Cane juice
  • Cane sugar
  • Caramel
  • Carob syrup
  • Castor sugar
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Corn sweetener
  • Corn syrup
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Date sugar
  • Dehydrated cane juice
  • Demerara sugar
  • Dextran
  • Dextrose
  • Diastase
  • Diastatic malt
  • Ethyl maltol
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Free flowing brown sugars
  • Fructose
  • Fruit juice
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Galactose
  • Glucose
  • Glucose solids
  • Golden sugar
  • Golden syrup
  • Granulated sugar
  • Grape sugar
  • High fructose corn syrup or HFCS
  • Honey
  • Icing sugar
  • Invert sugar
  • Lactose
  • Malt
  • Malt syrup
  • Maltodextrin
  • Maltotroise
  • Maltose
  • Mannitol
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Muscovado
  • Panocha
  • Powdered sugar (or confectioner’s sugar)
  • Raw sugar
  • Refiner’s syrup
  • Rice syrup
  • Sorbitol
  • Sorghum syrup
  • Starch
  • Sucrose
  • Syrup
  • Table sugar
  • Treacle
  • Turbinado sugar
  • Yellow sugar

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