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Names For Sugar

Let's talk about our favorite subject... SUGAR!

Nowadays it seems like the food industry is just throwing more and more sugars, sugar replacements and alternatives and it can be very difficult to distinguish them all apart! I wanted this blog to focus on the many names and disguises that sugar can have in our foods! Let's begin with the most common sweeteners (This list is in my office if you would like a print copy!)

These are the common 61 names that sugar can go by:

  • Agave nectar
  • Barbados sugar
  • Barley malt
  • Barley malt syrup
  • Beet sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Buttered syrup
  • Cane juice
  • Cane juice crystals
  • Cane sugar
  • Caramel
  • Carob syrup
  • Castor sugar
  • Coconut palm sugar
  • Coconut sugar
  • Confectioner's sugar
  • Corn sweetener
  • Corn syrup
  • Corn syrup solids
  • Date sugar
  • Dehydrated cane juice
  • Demerara sugar
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Free-flowing brown sugars
  • Fructose
  • Fruit juice
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Glucose
  • Glucose solids
  • Golden sugar
  • Golden syrup
  • Grape sugar
  • HFCS (High-Fructose Corn Syrup)
  • Honey
  • Icing sugar
  • Invert sugar
  • Malt syrup
  • 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

Pretty scary, right? And these are only the most commonly used! To learn more about these sweeteners and how the impact the body, check out the link below that will bring you to a GREAT website for breaking down and understand sugar and how sugar came to be!

VIEW A FULL LIST OF SWEETENERS AND SUGARS HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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