192 sugar sources and alternate names. I bet you had no idea there could be so many!

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Sugar is the Most Potent Drug

Did you know that sugar is the most potent drug? Or that the sugar addiction is real?

I recently stumbled upon a Fooducate article, “Is Evaporated Cane Sugar Juice Healthier than Sugar?” The short answer is “no, it is not.”

Evaporated cane juice is simply cane sugar. They contain the same amount of calories. Evaporated cane juice confers no additional nutrients or antioxidants.

There is one difference though. Evaporated cane juice is derived from sugar cane, not from beets. Approximately half the sugar supply in the US is from beets, and most of them are genetically modified. Sugar cane is not genetically modified. Manufacturers could easily state that they are using cane sugar, but again, cane juice sounds healthier.

The article reminded me of the trickery that is sugar, how it’s everywhere and in everything, but that many times we are fooled because it doesn’t wear the name tag: I am sugar.

My name is Sugar. 192 Sugar sources and alternate names. www.agutsygirl.com

As a matter of fact, for the most part, sugar is sugar is sugar….and if you want to heal your gut or simply just feel better in general, all that extra sugar must leave your daily choices immediately.

We are misled when it comes to sugar

  • No-calorie sweeteners will make us “thin”
  • As long as it’s “organic,” it’s not only okay, but it’s good for us
  • If the package doesn’t say “sugar,” then there’s no sugar in it

Sugar is a major problem child, and for good reason –> it’s addictive. It is this very addiction that keeps bad gut bacteria thriving. Those critters love them some sugar to feast on.

In The Gutsy Girl’s Bible, I put together a list of 192 sugar sources and alternate names. (For the record, I also did the same thing with the following: corn, dairy, egg, fish, legumes and beans, soy, wheat, and gluten. And yes, I worked on this for months!)

If lists like this are interesting to you, then you’ll love my book, A Gutsy Girl’s Bible: a 21-day approach to healing the gut. In it, you’ll find 100+ Creations. Grab your copy on Amazon HERE.

Or, have this book at your fingertips instantly by downloading the PDF now.

When it comes to healing the gut, knowing exactly what to look for on labels is critical.

Here is my contribution to helping you spot sugar! (Click HERE to save and share the image below to your Facebook timeline for later reading or to easily pull this list up on your phone while on-the-go!)

192 Sugar Sources and Alternate Names

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  1. Acesulfame-K
  2. Agave Nectar
  3. Agave Syrup
  4. Amasake
  5. Amber Liquid Sugar
  6. Apple Sugar
  7. Apply Syrup
  8. Arenga Sugar
  9. Aspartame
  10. Bakers Special Sugar
  11. Barbados Sugar
  12. Barley Malt
  13. Barley Malt Syrup
  14. Bar Sugar
  15. Beet Molasses
  16. Beet Sugar
  17. Beet Syrup
  18. Berry Sugar
  19. Blackstrap Molasses
  20. Brown Rice Syrup
  21. Brown Sugar
  22. Buttery Syrup
  23. Cake
  24. Cane Crystals
  25. Cane Juice (evaporated)
  26. Cane Juice Crystals
  27. Cane Juice Powder
  28. Cane Sugar
  29. Caramel
  30. Carob Syrup
  31. Castor Sugar
  32. Cellobiose
  33. Chicory
  34. Coarse Sugar
  35. Coco Sugar
  36. Coconut Nectar
  37. *Coconut Sugar (Coconut Palm Sugar) 192 Sources of Sugar and Alternate Names www.sarahkayhoffman.com
  38. Concord Grape Juice Concentrate
  39. Confectioner’s Sugar
  40. Cookies
  41. Corn Sweetener
  42. Cornsweet 90
  43. Corn Syrup
  44. Corn Syrup Solids
  45. Creamed Honey (this is not the natural honey)
  46. Crystal Dextrose
  47. Crystalline Fructose
  48. Crystallized Organic Cane Juice
  49. D-Arabino-Hexulose
  50. D-Fructose
  51. D-Mannose
  52. D-Xylose
  53. Dark Brown Sugar
  54. Dark Molasses
  55. Date Sugar
  56. Decorating Sugar
  57. Dehydrated Sugar Cane Juice
  58. Demerara Sugar
  59. Dextrin
  60. Dextran
  61. Dextrose
  62. Diatase
  63. Diastatic Malt
  64. Dixie Crystals
  65. ECJ
  66. Equal
  67. Erythritol (alcohol)
  68. Ethyl Maltol
  69. First Molasses
  70. Florida Crystals
  71. Fructamyl
  72. Fructose (some of this allowed; specified where)
  73. Fruit Juice
  74. Fruit Juice Concentrate
  75. Galactose
  76. Glucomalt
  77. Glucoplus
  78. Glucose
  79. Glucose Solids
  80. Glucose Sweet
  81. Glucose Syrup
  82. Glycol (alcohol)
  83. Golden Syrup
  84. Gomme Syrup
  85. Granulated Fructose
  86. Granulated Sugar
  87. Granulated Sugar Cane Juice
  88. Grape Sugar
  89. Gum
  90. Gur
  91. High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS, HFCS 42, HFCS 55)
  92. High Dextrose Glucose Syrup
  93. High Fructose Maize Syrup
  94. High Maltose Corn Syrup
  95. Honey 
  96. HSH
  97. Hydrogenated Starch
  98. Hydrogenated Starch Hydrosylate
  99. Hydrolyzed Corn Starch
  100. Icing Sugar
  101. Inulin
  102. Invert Sugar
  103. Inverted Sugar Syrup
  104. Invert Syrup
  105. Isoglucose
  106. Isomalt
  107. Jaggery
  108. Lactitol
  109. Lactose
  110. Levulose
  111. Light Brown Sugar
  112. Light Molasses
  113. Liquid Sugar
  114. Malt
  115. Malted Barley Syrup
  116. Malted Corn Syrup
  117. Malt Syrup
  118. Maltodextrin
  119. Maltitol
  120. Maltitol Syrup
  121. Maltose
  122. Mannitol (alcohol)
  123. Maple Sugar
  124. Maple Syrup
  125. Meritose
  126. Meritab 700
  127. Mints
  128. Misri
  129. Mycose
  130. Mylose
  131. Nutra-sweet
  132. Organic Agave Syrup
  133. Organic Brown Rice Syrup
  134. Organic Sucanat
  135. Organic Sugar
  136. Organic Raw Sugar
  137. Orgeat Syrup
  138. Panela
  139. Pancake Syrup
  140. Panocha
  141. Pearl Sugar
  142. Powdered Sugar
  143. Pure Cane Syrup
  144. Pure Sugar Spun
  145. Raisin Syrup
  146. Raffinose
  147. Rapadura
  148. Raw Agave Syrup
  149. Raw Sugar
  150. Refiner’s Syrup
  151. Rice Malt
  152. Rice Syrup
  153. Rice Syrup Solids
  154. Rock Sugar
  155. Saccharin
  156. Saccharose
  157. Sanding Sugar
  158. Shakar
  159. Simple Syrup
  160. Sirodex
  161. Splenda
  162. Sucrose
  163. Sorbitol (alcohol)
  164. Sorghum
  165. Sorghum Syrup
  166. Stevia (it usually has many other added things to it)
  167. Sucrose
  168. Sucrosweet
  169. Sugar
  170. Sugar Beet Crystals
  171. Sugar Beet Syrup
  172. Sugar Cane Juice
  173. Sugar Cane Natural
  174. Sulfured Molasses
  175. Sweet-n-Low
  176. Sweetened Condensed Milk
  177. Sweetleaf
  178. Table Sugar
  179. Tagatose
  180. Treacle
  181. Triose
  182. Truvia
  183. Turbinado Sugar
  184. Unrefined Sugar
  185. White Crystal Sugar
  186. White Grape Juice Concentrate
  187. White Refined Sugar
  188. White Sugar
  189. Wood Sugar
  190. Xylose
  191. Xylitol (alcohol)
  192. Yellow Sugar
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The Master Guide to Nonnutritive Sweeteners

Examples of nutritive sweeteners include: table sugar, honey, agave, and High-fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).

A nonnutritive sweetener, though, provides no nutrition. According to the USDA, a nonnutritive sweetener is defined as,

Zero- or low-calorie alternatives to nutritive sweeteners, such as table sugar. These sweeteners can be added to both hot and cold beverages and some can be used for baking. Nonnutritive sweeteners are much sweeter than sugar so only small amounts are needed. They provide fewer calories per gram than sugar because they are not completely absorbed by your digestive system.

But what exactly are nonnutritive sweeteners? How will you know what they are/what are they called? (Because, no, when reading a nutrition label it will not say, “nonnutritive sweetener.”) And is it okay to use them?

Grab the full Master Guide to Nnonnnutritive Sweeteners HERE.

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  1. I LOVE this list! So helpful. One thing I love about sugar alcohol is that it’s not really a sugar or an alcohol as it doesn’t respond in the body like most sugars do (from an insulin standpoint). Actually, research show’s that 90% of Erythritol passes through the gut without any fermentation at all, making it a good alternative for people who want to avoid sugar.

    Here’s some research you might find interesting: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16277764 and I love this guy’s work: http://authoritynutrition.com/erythritol/

    Nice work!

  2. I cannot believe this. Who makes up these names? Is it manufacturers? Is it ingredient distributors? I don’t really understand how we have 192 names for sugar!

  3. Hi Sarah,

    As a sugar free eater myself who does so for a seizure conditions I appreciate that you have provided this list, however I have a major problem with you listing stevia which is NOT artificial if you buy from a high quality source like NuNaturals and you only buy the pure white stevia extract or the liquids ( with no additives). Stevia is not chemically derived if you buy the right brand nor has it ever caused me issues. In fact, it’s only helped me in my ten year quest of not eating sugar. I do hate the many names sugar wears and the disgusting turn out food industry has taken .

    I also know most stevia products contain additives like maltodextrin or dextrose which ate both sugar, but pure white stevia extract or pure liquid stevia extract( without glycerin) should not be included on this list. They are water extracted from the stevia plant and from the right source they are the perfect answer for those of us that don’t tolerate sugars like honey or coconut sugar. Stevia has no effect on the glycemic index nor does it have any calories.

    I’m not trying to be rude, I just don’t feel it’s fair to leave that out. As an avid label reader, I do appreciate you taking the time to make others aware.

    1. Hi Heather!

      Thank you for stopping by and for your thoughts. A few things:
      1. By no means did I ever say that all 192 forms were bad. The list is indifferent. It was meant to be a resource so people know what sugar is. The bottom line is that Stevia, too, is a form of sugar.
      2. Like you, I actually do use Organic Liquid Stevia and I know all about the things some Stevia manufacturers pump into their product. That said, while I am happy you found your superior source of NuNaturals, you do partner with them, so that is also a disclosure.
      3. Honey is a sugar. Coconut Sugar is a sugar. Organic Liquid Stevia is a sugar. I use all 3, and the first 2 I use in my nut butter line. To each is own, though, and everyone will tolerate different forms of sugar in different ways. But again, they are all still a form of sugar.

      Thanks again!

      1. To each her own is true, but stevia is not sugar. They are in no way related. It is an herbal sweetener, not a sugar. And yes, I am affiliated with NuNaturals but buy other types of PURE stevia as well- not just NuNaturals and because I don’t tolerate sugar for medical reasons. Sugar is not a sweetener and the two aren’t the same. I am so glad you put this list together though because as someone who’s studied it for years due to a seizure condition controlled by sugar intake, I can promise you- we need more people out there doing this.

        Bless you!

  4. Hi …. Would love your thoughts/ input . At the local farmer’s market I asked one of the honey providers if his honey was organic….he replied that he could not label it organic and there was no honey maker that could guarantee organic honey because you don’t know if the bees are landing on organic plants or non organic plants…

  5. I have to disagree with you…Stevia is natural and completely acceptable and ok to use…it is the only one I can have (Candida) and totally agrees with me…I too have done research on it, but one has to be careful and not just buy anything that says Stevia as everyone is trying to capitalize on the $$$ this brings.

    1. Wanda – but what are you disagreeing with me on? I never said it wasn’t okay to use. Fact remains: it’s a sugar. That is why it’s on the list.

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