How to Identify if a Product Contains Sugar – Over 25 different names manufacturers use for sugar.

Sugar (in one form or another) is added to more food products than you can imagine. There are also a large number of “variants” of sugar – depending on the kind of processing that has occurred.
Here is a list to get you started in identifying sugars. I’m sure you can come up with many more names for sugar.

  1. Brown sugar
  2. Corn syrup
  3. Demerara Sugar
  4. Dextrose
  5. Free Flowing Brown Sugars
  6. Fructose
  7. Galactose
  8. Glucose
  9. High Fructose Corn Syrup
  10. Honey
  11. Invert Sugar
  12. Lactose
  13. Malt
  14. Maltodextrin
  15. Maltose
  16. Maple syrup
  17. Molasses
  18. Muscovado or Barbados Sugar
  19. Panocha
  20. Powdered or confectioner’s sugar
  21. Rice Syrup
  22. Sucrose
  23. Sugar
  24. Treacle
  25. Turbinado sugar

check the labels if you are sugar conscience!!!!!!!!!!

About Sanjana Shenoy

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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