Sugar Names on Labels

The Minneapolis Star and Tribune newspaper had a terrific article about sugar. They started a 28-day sugarless challenge that I am starting. No sugar or chocolate for 28 days.  Here is a list of sugar names that you may not know about. Read the labels on each product you buy. I do mostly fresh foods. I learned a few new ones,

Here’s a list of the many ways added sugars can be found on food labels, courtesy of the University of California scientists who run the site

Agave nectar, Barbados sugar, barley malt, barley malt syrup, beet sugar, brown sugar, buttered syrup, cane juice, cane juice crystals, cane sugar, caramel, carob syrup, castor sugar, coconut palm sugar, coconut sugar, confectioner’s sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, date sugar, dehydrated cane juice, demerara sugar, dextrin, dextrose, evaporated cane juice, free-flowing brown sugars, fructose, fruit juice, fruit juice concentrate, glucose, glucose solids, golden sugar, golden syrup, grape sugar, HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup), honey, icing sugar, invert sugar, malt syrup, maltodextrin, maltol, maltose, mannose, maple syrup, molasses, muscovado, palm sugar, panocha, powdered sugar, raw sugar, refiner’s syrup, rice syrup, saccharose, sorghum syrup, sucrose, sugar (granulated), sweet sorghum syrup, treacle, turbinado sugar, yellow sugar.”