You might’ve heard: It’s now a rule that Nutrition Facts labels include the amount of added sugar that’s in food.
Added sugar is anything that manufacturers attach in packaged food, as opposed to the naturally occurring sugar that you’d find in, say, fruit. The FDA’s rule is aimed at raising awareness approximately the amounts of added sugars that are in foods, so that we can everything develop more educated decisions approximately what we’re buying. But the agency is giving food manufacturers until 2020–2021 to incorporate the change into their packaging. Until then, whether you want to know what the added sugars are in a food product, you might contain to refer to the ingredients list. enact you deem you’ll be able to spot them?
With over 60 names (!!!), some of them can be misleading or just sound random AF…which is why we thought it’d be fun to see whether you can spot them in the ingredients lists below. We also spoke to Abby Langer, RD, owner of Abby Langer Nutrition, to attend us better understand how some of them work in the body. BTW, chances are you’ll see a lot of these labels contain the word “sugar” on them. They’re added sugar, too, but that’s in addition to the names we’re testing you on.
Now, noble luck!
everything sugar names taken from SugarScience, a resource from the University of California San Francisco.