How to spot added sugar in your food

How to spot added sugar in your food

Look at the ingredient list on a food label for the word sugar or the following code names for sugar:


  • Corn sweetener


  • Corn syrup
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Malt syrup
  • Rice syrup
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Organic brown rice syrup
  • Maple syrup

Some words that end in – ose

  • Dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Glucose
  • Lactose
  • Maltose
  • Sucrose


  • Cane juice
  • Dehydrated cane juice
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Honey
  • Molasses

How many forms of sugar can you find on the following list of ingredients?
Oats, Brown Rice Syrup, Soy Protein Isolate, Evaporated Cane Juice Crystals, Chicory Root Fiber, Raisins, Sunflower Seeds, Evaporated Cane Juice Syrup, Cranberries, Vegetable Glycerin, Corn Flour, Honey, Rice Starch, Oat Fiber, Molasses, Soy Lecithin, Peanut Flour, Whey.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005.

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