Food companies often try to hide the sugar they add to their foods by giving it a different, more healthy-sounding name. Or, they will use the manufacturer’s name of the chemical they use instead of real sugar.
Don’t be fooled; you are smarter than they think! Here is a list of different words that mean sugar (names of sugar) compiled by our friend and Certified Diabetes Educator, Nicole Recine RN, MSN. Thank you Nicole!
Barley Malt Syrup
Brown Rice Syrup
Cane juice crystals
Coconut Sugar, or Coconut Palm Sugar
Corn syrup, or corn syrup solids
Dehydrated Cane Juice
Evaporated Cane Juice
Fruit juice concentrate
Fruit Juice Sweetened
High-fructose corn syrup