The Many Names of Sugar

SUGAR by any other name is still sugar.

Food manufacturers try and trick consumers by disguising sugar with a plethora of names. But make no mistake; these forms of sweetener’s are still sugar. All it takes is a little diligence on your part when buying food and beverages. The average American eats a whopping 22 teaspoons of sugar daily; that’s 130 pounds of added sugar each year. If you are looking to cut sugar out of your diet, here are just some of the names to look out for.

Cane Sugar

Cane Juice

Molasses

Dextrose

Glucose

Sucralose

Lactose

Maltose

Aspartame

MaltoDextrin

Mannitol

Sorbitol

Xylitol

High Fructose Corn Syrup

​Fruit Juice Concentrate

Corn Sweetener

​Agave Nectar

Honey

Organic Raw Sugar

Beet Sugar

Brown Sugar

​Turbinado Sugar ​

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