103 Names Of Sugar

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103 Names Of Sugar

Sugar masquerades under a variety of guises, below you will find a list of more than a 100 synonyms of sugar.  The FDA has not added an “Added Sugars” line (in grams) within the “Sugars” section on the nutrition facts label. Instead, sugars are only mentioned in decreasing weight order on the ingredient list, not by percentage of calories.

As a marketing tool, many food companies have used this information to mislead consumers by making nutritional information on the product appear to be healthier and lower in sugar. Not only are they using some of those tricky sugar synonyms in the ingredient list, but they’re also using several of them, in a single product. Added sugars, regardless of their name do the same thing to food, it makes them taste sweeter and for the food addict much more addictive. So by dividing the total amount of added sugars into three or four different sugar names, companies are able drop their added sugars further down the list (the less the weight, the lower the rank on the ingredient list).
So for example, if a manufacturer wants to sweeten up a certain brand of crackers, it can either do this using 15 grams of “sugar” or, 5 grams of “malt syrup,” 5 grams of “invert sugar” and 5 grams of “glucose”. Some manufacturers seem to be choosing this divide and masquerade method, placing these ingredients lower down on their products’ lists, making us believe that the amount of sugar in the product is smaller than it is.


Agave nectar
Auamiel
Barbados molasses
Barbados Sugar
Barley malt
Beet sugar
Blackstrap molasses
Brown sugar
Buttered syrup
Cane crystals
Cane juice
Cane juice crystals
Cane sugar
Cane syrup
Caramel
Caramel color
Carob syrup
Castor sugar
Clarified grape juice
Concentrated fruit juices (i.e.pear, grape, pineapple, orange)
Confectioner’s sugar
Cooked honey
Corn syrup
Corn sweetener
Corn syrup solids
Crystalline fructose
Dark brown sugar
Date sugar
Date syrup
Demerara Sugar
Dextrine
Dextran
Dextrose  Diastatic malt
Diatase
Dissaccharides


D-mannose
Evaporated cane juice
Ethyl maltol
Florida Chrystals
Free Flowing
Fructose
Fruit juice
Fruit juice concentrate
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)
Fruit sugar
Fruit sweetener
Galactose
Glucose
Glucose solids
glycerin
Golden sugar
Golden syrup
Granulated sugar
Grape sugar
Grape juice concentrate
HFCS
Heavy syrup
High-fructose corn syrup
Honey
Hydrogenated glucose syrup
Icing sugarInulin
Invert sugar
Jaggery
Lactose
Malt (anything malt)
Malt syrup
Malto-anything
Maltodextrose
Maltodextrin
Maltose
Mannitol

Maple syrup
Modified food starch
Molasses
Momosaccharides
Muscovado sugar
Nectars (ALL)
Organic raw sugar
Panocha
Pectin
Polysaccharides
Powdered sugar
Raw sugar
Refiner’s syrup
Rice Syrup
Ribose
Rice malt
Rice syrup
Sorbitol
Sorghum molasses
Sorghum syrup
Stevia
Succanat
Sucrose
Sugar
Syrup Syrup
Table sugar
Treacle
Turbinado sugar
Yellow sugar
Xanthum gum