What Are Other Names for Sugar?

  • Agave syrup or nectar contains 84% fructose, 8% glucose, 8% sucrose aand is made from the Mexican Agave cactus
  • Apple juice concentrate contains 60% fructose, 27% glucose, 13% sucrose and is made by cooking down apple sauce.
  • Brown sugar is contains 97% sucrose, 1% fructose, 1% glucose is made from granulated white sugar with a small amount of molasses.
  • Corn syrup contains 8% to 96% glucose, 0% fructose, 0% sucrose and is a liquid made from cornstarch.
  • Evaporated cane juice is 100% sucrose and the crystals are made by evaporating liquid that has been pressed from sugarcane.
  • Fructose is 100% fructose and is found naturally in fruits and vegetables. Most fructose comes from high-fructose corn syrup.
  • Glucose or Dextrose is 100% glucose and can be found in small amounts via fruits and vegetables, but most is made from cornstarch. It can also be found in honey.
  • Grape juice concentrate contains 52% fructose, 48% glucose and is make by cooking down grape juice.
  • High-Fructose corn syrup (HFCS) typically contains 55% fructose, 45% glucose OR 58% fructose, 42% fructose and is made from corn syrup that has some of it’s glucose converted into fructose.
  • Honey contains 50% fructose, 44% glucose, 1% sucrose and is made by honeybees and plant nectar.
  • Maple syrup contains 95% sucrose, 4% glucose, 1% fructose and is made by boiling down tree sap from sugar maple trees.
  • Molasses contains 53% sucrose, 23% fructose, 21% glucose and is a by-product of sugarcane refining. Blackstrap molasses is a good source of iron and calcium.
  • Orange juice concentrate contains 46% sucrose, 28% fructose, 26% glucose and is made by cooking down orange juice.
  • Raw sugar contains 100% sucrose and is partially refined sugar with some molasses left.
  • Table sugar, confectioners sugar, baker’s sugar, powdered sugar all contain 100% sucrose and are mostly refined from sugarcane or beets.

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