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Added Sugars

  • Posted on Mar 17, 2017

Added sugars are sugars and syrups that are added to foods or beverages when they are processed or prepared. Naturally occurring sugars such as those in fruit or milk are not added sugars.  Added sugars are called by many different names. Examples of added sugars seen on ingredient labels  include but are not limited to brown sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, glucose, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, lactose, malt syrup, maltose, molasses, raw sugar, and sucrose.

-Leigh Gistinger, CPNP

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