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Show Me The Sugar!

Sugar comes in many forms. Here are common words for sugar in the Ingredients list.nf_smartstart.gif

  • Barley malt
  • Brown sugar
  • Cane juice
  • Corn syrup
  • Dextrose
  • Fructose
  • Glucose
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Honey
  • Maltodextrin
  • Maple syrup
  • Molasses
  • Powdered sugar
  • Raw sugar
  • Sucrose



To find out how much sugar is in that package, first check the Nutrition Facts panel on the food package. Look for the work Sugars to see how much sugar is in the food per serving. To find the hidden forms of sugar, check the ingredients.

smartstart.jpgOat bran, rice, corn syrup, sugar, fructose, whole grain rolled oats, dextrose, oat and fruit clusters (toasted oats [rolled oats, sugar, soybean oil, honey, molasses] sugar, rolled oats, strawberry flavored apples, corn syrup, brown sugar, natural and artificial flavors), high fructose corn syrup, vegetable oil, contains 2% or less of potassium chloride, brown sugar, sorbitol, glycerin, malt flavoring, natural and artificial flavor, salt, soy lecithin, niacinamide, nonfat dry milk, whole wheat flour, BHT, vitamin A, riboflavin, thiamin mononitrate, folic acid, vitamin B12.

The use of trade, firm, or corporation names in this publication (or page) is for the information and convenience of the reader. Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Agricultural Research Service of any product or service to the exclusion of others that may be suitable.


Please note: Product formulations, as well as packaging and portion size, may change over time. As a result, ingredients, amounts listed, and nutrition information may change.




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