Sugar, Sugar

It’s our favourite thing to eat, and it’s in pretty much everything… But we know it’s bad for us! Sugar, like anything, is fine in moderation. Added sugar is hiding in 74% of all packaged foods! How can we tell? Sugar is listed on nutrition labels under many different names. I’ve listed sugars below so that the next time you check out the ingredient list on your favourite food, you’ll know if sugar is hiding in it!

  • Sucrose
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Barley malt
  • Dextrose
  • Maltose
  • Rice syrup
  • Fructose
  • Galactose
  • Glucose
  • Lactose
  • Beet sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cane juice crystals
  • Cane sugar
  • Castor sugar
  • Coconut sugar
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Date sugar
  • Demerara sugar
  • Dextrin
  • Diastatic malt
  • Ethyl maltol
  • Florida crystals
  • Golden sugar
  • Glucose syrup solids
  • Grape sugar
  • Maltodextrin
  • Muscovado sugar
  • Panela sugar
  • Raw sugar
  • Sucanat
  • Turbinado sugar
  • Yellow sugar
  • Agave nectar/syrup
  • Black strap molasses
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Buttercream
  • Caramel
  • Carob syrup
  • Fruit juice/fruit juice concentrate
  • Golden syrup
  • Honey
  • Invert sugar
  • Malt syrup
  • Maple syrup
  • Rice syrup
  • Refiners syrup
  • Sorghum syrup
  • Treacle

To clarify – some of these are more natural sugars… BUT in the end… Sugar is sugar!


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