How many names does SUGAR have? 3, 10, 20?

How many names does SUGAR have? You may be surprised to find out that there are currently 61 different ways that sugar is labeled on the foods that people purchase. In fact almost 75% of all packaged foods have added sugar.

  • According to the American Heart Association an adult male should have no more than 9 teaspoons of added sugar and 6 teaspoons for women. This equals approximately 35 grams for men and 25 grams for women. Children should be around 3 teaspoons per day or 12 grams.A typical can of soda has 11 teaspoons of sugar or 46 grams of sugar.
  • Typical juice with no added sugar contains 30 grams of sugar.
  • Leading yogurt brands contain up to 7 teaspoons or 29 grams of sugar.
  • 1 slice of bread contains between 24 and 30 grams of sugar. That is each SLICE. That equals 48 to 60 grams of sugar per sandwich.

Most people know that too much sugar can lead to diabetes. We used to call it adult onset diabetes but now we call it Type 2 diabetes. Why? Because children are being diagnosed with this condition. A condition where we have given the body so much sugar that it says NO MORE.

Types of sugar. Photo credit greatist.com

Types of sugar. Photo credit greatist.com

So here is a list of the current terms used to labels sugar in your products in alphabetical order:

  • Agave nectar
  • Barbados sugar
  • Barley malt
  • Barley malt syrup
  • Beet sugar
  • Buttered syrup
  • Cane juice
  • Cane juice syrup
  • Cane sugar
  • Carob syrup
  • Castor sugar
  • Coconut sugar
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Corn sweetener
  • Corn syrup
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Corn sugar
  • Date sugar
  • Dehydrated cane juice
  • Demerara sugar
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Free-flowing brown sugar
  • Fructose
  • Fruit juice Glucose
  • Glucose solids
  • Golden sugar
  • Golden syrup
  • Grape sugar
  • High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
  • Honey
  • Icing sugar
  • Invert sugar
  • Malt sugar
  • Maltodextrin
  • Maltol
  • Maltose
  • Mannose
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Muscovado
  • Palm sugar
  • Panocha
  • Powdered sugar
  • Raw sugar
  • Refiner’s syrup
  • Rice syrup
  • Saccharose
  • Sorghum syrup
  • Sucrose
  • Sugar (granulated)
  • Sweet sorghum
  • Syrup
  • Treacle
  • Turbinado sugar
  • Yellow sugar

There are just some of the names. I am sure that there will be more names soon to disguise the added sugars.

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