Defining Sugar: Added, Natural, and Artificial


This post will help you understand the difference between added sugar, artificial sugar, and natural sugar.

Natural Sugar is a food derived sweetener, such as: Sucrose, Confectioner’s Sugar, Brown Sugar, Raw Sugar aka Turbinado Sugar, Succanat, Molasses, Maple Syrup, Maple Sugar, Honey, Raw Honey, Agave Syrup, Brown Rice Syrup, Malted Barley Syrup, Date Sugar, Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup Solids, Dextrose, Lactose, Maltose Syrup, Fructose, Xylitol, Sorbitol, Stevia, Cane Juice, Dehydrated Cane Juice, Evaporated Cane Juice, Fruit Juice Concentrate, Coconut Sugar, Coconut Syrup, Palm Sugar, Sorghum Syrup, Beet Sugar.

Added Natural Sugar: is an ingredient in canned, frozen, and bottled food.  Food labels indicate, “naturally sweetened.”

Artificial Sugar is a chemically derived sweetener, such as: Equal, Sweet ‘N Low, Splenda, Nutra Sweet, Sugar Twin, Sunett, Sweet One, and Saccharin.

Added Artificial Sugar is an ingredient added to packaged, canned, frozen, and bottled food.  Food labels indicate, “artifically sweetened.”

Copyright 2013 Irene Pastore, and Blue Moon Personal Training.  

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