56 different names for sugars hiding on food labels

How many of these names do you know?


Spotting sugar on food labels can be tricky – they are often disguised in various unsuspecting names. The best way to cut down on added sugar is simply to eat less processed foods. Here is a list of 56 common names for sugar that you should put on your radar:

  • Barley malt
  • Barbados sugar
  • Beet sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Buttered syrup
  • Cane juice
  • Cane sugar
  • Caramel
  • Corn syrup
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Carob syrup
  • Castor sugar
  • Date sugar
  • Dehydrated cane juice
  • Demerara sugar
  • Dextran
  • Dextrose
  • Diastatic malt
  • Diatase
  • Ethyl maltol
  • Free flowing brown sugars
  • Fructose
  • Fruit juice
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Galactose
  • Glucose
  • Glucose solids
  • Golden sugar
  • Golden syrup
  • Granulated sugar
  • Grape sugar
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Honey
  • Icing sugar
  • Invert sugar
  • Lactose
  • Malt
  • Maltodextrin
  • Maltose
  • Malt syrup
  • Mannitol
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Muscovado
  • Panocha
  • Powdered sugar
  • Raw sugar
  • Refiner’s syrup
  • Rice syrup
  • Sucrose
  • Treacle
  • Turbinado sugar
  • Yellow sugar

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