I was originally going to create a social media post with all the sneaky names of sugar. As I researched, I found this interesting site that talks all about sugar. Plus, there is a list of over 50 names for sugar! Can you believe that? 50+ names used for sweetness? I’ll list all of those names here in this post.
Sugar tastes really good, but is so not good for us. The sad part about sugar is the average American consumes way more than needed on a daily basis. Sugar comes in simple things like condiments, drinks and so many other foods we eat. Check the labels on the back of the foods in your cabinets and refrigerator. You’ll see some form of sugar.
How much sugar should we consume each day?
According to sugarscienceucsf.edu:
Men should consume no more than 9 tablespoons (38g) of sugar. Women should consume no more than 6 tablespoons (25g), and children should have between 3-6 teaspoons (12-25g) depending on their age.
61 Names of Sugar:
Barley malt syrup
Cane juice crystals
Coconut palm sugar
Corn syrup solids
Dehydrated cane juice
Evaporated cane juice
Free-flowing brown sugars
Fruit juice concentrate
HFCS (High-Fructose Corn Syrup)
How many of these names you knew were sugar before this post?