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71 sneaky names for sugar

By Rachel O'Regan |


I Quit Sugar - 71 sneaky names for sugar

We warn you all the time that sugar is hiding in all kinds of places under other alias names.

So, we went on a little expedition to one of the health shops in our area to find just how much sugar is hiding in so-called health foods. Among shelves of raw vegan cookies, granola bars and organic baby food, we found 71 (!!!) other names for fructose, from the mildly euphemistic to the plain ridiculous.

Note to health food companies – just because you put the word “organic” doesn’t make it healthy!

JUST PLAIN OL’ SUGAR

  1. Sucrose
  2. Fructose
  3. Fructose crystals
  4. Brown sugar
  5. Demerara
  6. Pure cane
  7. Cane juice
  8. Cane juice solids
  9. Evaporated cane juice
  10. Organic dehydrated cane juice
  11. Organic dehydrated cane sugar
  12. Cane juice crystals
  13. Florida crystals
  14. Organic sucanat
  15. Organic cane syrup
  16. Organic dried cane syrup
  17. Organic light corn syrup
  18. Beet sugar
  19. Carbohydrate blend
  20. Organic raw sugar
  21. Crystalline sucrose
  22. Crystalline fructose
  23. Molasses
  24. Blackstrap molasses
  25. Unsulphured molasses
  26. Unsulphured dry cane molasses
  27. Jaggery
  28. Mascobado
  29. Muscovado
  30. Natural turbinado
  31. Carob

    SYRUP, NECTAR AND HONEY

  32. Agave
  33. Agave nectar
  34. Agave syrup
  35. Organic raw blue agave
  36. Coconut syrup
  37. Carob syrup
  38. Pure maple syrup
  39. Maple sugar
  40. Nectar
  41. Honey
  42. Organic honey
  43. Raw honey
  44. Manuka honey
  45. Yacon syrup
  46. Birch syrup
  47. Lucuma syrup

    COCONUT SUGAR

  48. Coconut sugar
  49. Coconut palm sugar
  50. Coco sugar
  51. Coco sap sugar
  52. Blonde coconut sugar
  53. Coconut blossom
  54. Organic coconut nectar
  55. Coconut palm nectar
  56. Organic dehydrated coconut nectar
  57. Raw coconut crystals

    FRUIT

  58. Medjool dates
  59. Organic dates
  60. Organic date paste
  61. Date sugar
  62. Organic Biodynamic Raisins
  63. Fruit juice
  64. Fruit juice crystals
  65. Fruit juice concentrates
  66. Organic white grape juice concentrate
  67. Raisin juice concentrate
  68. Fig paste
  69. Organic fruit puree
  70. Banana
  71. Applesauce

    Phew! Have you seen any more euphemistic names for sugar? Make sure you tell us in the comments below.

We originally published this post in August 2015. We updated it in July 2017.

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