How Sugars hide in our products

How to Steer Clear of Added Sugar

So you know to monitor foods that contain the words: sugar, sucrose, or fructose. But what about less common designators: dextran, Ethyl Maltol, or Panela?

Just because a label says no “refined sugar” doesn’t mean there’s not a type of sugar other than white sugar in the product. Often the suffixes “syrup” or “ose” designate a sugar. To help identify sugars in your foods check for the following ingredients:

  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Buttered syrup
  • Cane juice crystals
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Caramel
  • Carob syrup
  • Fruit juice
  • Honey
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Florida crystals
  • Golden syrup
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Refiner’s syrup
  • Sorghum syrup
  • Sucanat
  • Treacle
  • Turbinado
  • Barley malt
  • Corn syrup
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose
  • Diastatic malt
  • Ethyl maltol
  • Glucose
  • Glucose solids
  • Lactose
  • Malt syrup
  • Maltose
  • D-ribose
  • Rice syrup
  • Galactose
  • Maltodextrin
  • Castor

About wendy

Wendy Rudell has spent the last 35 years living a very healthy lifestyle and pursuing her interest in all the healing arts.

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