Sugars

This page lists all the things you are likely to find on a food label which broadly fit within the definition of sugar.

If you don't have your copy of Sweet Poison handy, you may need to pop over to the carbohydrates page for a quick refresher before reading many of the pages linked from this table.

Item Comment
Agave Syrup 90% Fructose
Aspartame Artificial Sweeteners (951)
Acesulfame-K Artificial Sweeteners (950)
Baker's Sugar See White Sugar (50% Fructose)
Bar Sugar See White Sugar (50% Fructose)
Barbados Sugar British specialty brown sugar with strong molasses flavor. (50% Fructose)
Barley Malt Syrup 5.2% Fructose
Beet Sugar See White Sugar (50% Fructose)
Berry Sugar See White Sugar (50% Fructose)
Birch Sugar See Xylitol
Blood Sugar Not on a label but what your doctor measures - see Glucose
Brown Rice Syrup Probably contains fructose but the amount will vary
Brown Sugar Sugar coated in molasses (50% Fructose)
Cane Sugar See White Sugar (50% Fructose)
Caster/Castor Sugar See White Sugar (50% Fructose)
Demerara Brown Sugar (50% Fructose)
Dextrose See Glucose
Dextrose Monohydrate See Glucose
Carob Powder 27.5% Fructose
Chicory Inulin - digested by gut bacteria to create fat
Corn Starch 100% Glucose
Corn Syrup Probably contains fructose but the amount will vary
Corn Syrup Solids Powdered Corn Syrup
Confectioner's Sugar See White Sugar (50% Fructose)
Date Sugar Pulverised dried dates (50% Fructose)
Dulcitol See galactitol
Erythitol Probably safe from a fructose perspective but stay tuned
Evaporated Cane Sugar See White Sugar (50% Fructose)
Fructose 100% Fructose
Fruit Juice Sweetener Concentrated fruit juice - 100% Fructose
Gemsugar Sugar flavoured with Thai herbs - See White Sugar (50% Fructose)
Glucose 100% Glucose
Glucose Syrup 20-98% Glucose - see Corn Syrup
Grape Syrup 100% Fructose
Gur Another name for Jaggery. 35% sucrose, 15% reducing sugar (50% fructose). Used in Thai cooking. Made from palm dates or sugar cane juice. Contains molasses.
Tagatose Metabolized as if it were fructose
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