Sugar is Sugar is Sugar
With 57 different aliases to go by, it is hard to keep track of sugar in your diet. It’s in organic products, non organic, from ice cream to teas. If you could picture exactly how much sugar that 30 or 60 or 90 g looks like, you might think twice about that product!
To help you, here are some of the known hiding places and different aliases of sugar:
Known hiding places: Food and Beverages, listed as “naturally occurring sugar” or “added sugar”.
Can be up to 60 g or more in one serving! (12 sugar cubes – equivalent to sugar in 6 Krispy Kreme donuts!)
Known aliases (AKA): Sucrose, maltose, dextrose, fructose, glucose, galactose, lactose, high fructose corn syrup, glucose solids, cane juice, dehydrated cane juice, cane juice solids, cane juice crystals, dextrin, maltodextrin, dextran, barley malt, beet sugar, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, caramel, buttered syrup, carob syrup, brown sugar, date sugar, malt syrup, diatase, diatastic malt, fruit juice, fruit juice concentrate, dehydrated fruit juice, fruit juice crystals, golden syrup, turbinado, sorghum syrup, refiner’s syrup, ethyl maltol, maple syrup, yellow sugar, agave syrup, rice syrup.
Forewarned is forearmed!
So why do we use sugar at all? We use a SMALL amount (5 grams – equivalent to a teaspoon) in order to amplify the sweetening effect of stevia. Our CEO does not believe in artificial ingredients (that’s another blog!) or genetically modified ingredients, hence the cane sugar.