Decoding Sugar Names

These ingredients are actually just sugar labeled as something else.

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Sugar could be hiding in your food, disguised under a different name, and you might not even know it. A good rule of thumb is to keep an eye out for any kind of “syrup” or anything that ends in “-ose.” When in doubt, say “No” to the “-ose.” Take a look at this list for other sneaky sugar names.

  • Dextran
  • Dextrose
  • Diastatic malt
  • Diatase
  • D-Mannose
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Ethyl maltol
  • Maltose
  • Treacle
  • Barley malt