50 Different Names for Sugar

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Different words for “sugar” that are important to understand to avoid accidentally consuming excess sugar.

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Sometimes, ingredients lists use different words for “sugar” that you may not recognize. As such, it is important to understand these terms in order to avoid accidentally consuming excess sugar.

50 Terms that Mean “Sugar”

  • Agave nectar
  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Cane sugar
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Date sugar
  • Diastatic malt
  • Buttered syrup
  • Galactose
  • Golden syrup
  • Maltitol
  • Maltodextrin
  • Muscovado
  • Barbados sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Caramel
  • Corn syrup
  • Demerara
  • Confectioner’s glaze
  • Fructose
  • Glucose
  • Grape sugar
  • Invert sugar
  • Maltose
  • Rice syrup
  • Treacle
  • Barley malt
  • Carob syrup
  • Dextran
  • Ethyl maltol
  • Glucose solids
  • Lactose
  • Maple syrup
  • Sorghum syrup
  • Turbinado sugar
  • Beet sugar
  • Cane juice crystals
  • Caster sugar
  • Crystalline fructose
  • Mannose
  • Dextrose
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Honey
  • Malt syrup
  • Molasses
  • Raw sugar
  • Sucrose
  • Yellow sugar
  • Fruit juice
  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • Simple syrup

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