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Rethink Your Sweets

Added sugar is sugar added to processed or prepared foods.

Rethink Your Sweets

Use the food label to help you select foods low in added sugar.

Read Labels
Read Labels
Read Labels

Sugar has all types of names, but anytime you see a word ending in “OSE” you can be certain that that ingredient is a type of sugar.

Sugar by Other Names

  • Agave nectar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cane sugar
  • Corn sweetener
  • Corn syrup
  • FructOSE
  • DextrOSE
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • GlucOSE
  • High fructOSE corn syrup
  • Honey
  • Invert sugar
  • MaltOSE
  • Malt syrup
  • Maple syrup
  • Raw sugar
  • Turbinado sugar
  • SucrOSE
  • Syrup

Manufacturers may break apart different kinds of sugar so that it does not appear as the first ingredient.*

The ingredient list can be deceiving. Sugar is listed four times.
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*Ingredients are listed in order of weight, with the ingredient present in the largest amount by weight listed first.