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Sugar Spotter: 38 Label Terms to Know

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The sugars on a product’s Nutrition Facts panel include both naturally occurring and added sugars. To see if the product has added sugars—a major source of excess calories—look for any of these terms in the ingredient list: 

Agave nectar
Anhydrous dextrose
Beet sugar
Brown rice syrup
Brown sugar
Cane crystals
Cane sugar
Coconut palm sugar
Confectioners’
powdered sugar
Corn sweetener
Corn syrup
Corn syrup solids
Crystalline fructose
Dextrose
Evaporated cane juice
Fructose
Fruit juice
concentrates
Fruit nectars
Glucose
High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
Honey
Invert sugar
Lactose
Maltose
Malt syrup
Maple syrup
Molasses
Pancake syrup
Powdered sugar
Raw sugar
Rice syrup
Sucrose
Sugar
Sugar cane syrup
Syrup
Table sugar
Turbinado
White granulated sugar

 
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