The new FDA Labels asks you to identify what is an added sugar. The FDA Defines added sugars as:
The definition of added sugars includes sugars that are either added during the processing of foods, or are packaged as such, and include sugars (free, mono- and disaccharides), sugars from syrups and honey, and sugars from concentrated fruit or vegetable juices that are in excess of what would be expected from the same volume of 100 percent fruit or vegetable juice of the same type. The definition excludes fruit or vegetable juice concentrated from 100 percent fruit juice that is sold to consumers (e.g. frozen 100 percent fruit juice concentrate) as well as some sugars found in fruit and vegetable juices, jellies, jams, preserves, and fruit spreads.
When you use Menutail, we automatically flag ingredients which are added sugars, but here is a detailed list of the added sugars in the USDA database.
|Syrups, corn, dark|
|Syrups, corn, light|
|Syrups, corn, high-fructose|
|Syrups, table blends, corn, refiner, and sugar|
|Syrup, maple, Canadian|
|Sweetener, syrup, agave|