What Are Some Examples of Refined Sugars?


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There are many names for refined, but the easiest way to identify refined sugars in ingredients is by the words "syrup," "malt," and anything ending in "-ose," such as sucrose, corn syrup or fructose. Refining is a basic part of the sugar manufacturing process that softens and dissolves raw sugar.

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What Are Some Examples of Refined Sugars?
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Food companies use terms such as "barley malt," "coconut sugar" and "agave" because they lead consumers to believe that the products are healthy to eat. Even honey is considered to be a refined sugar if it is not organic, because most food manufacturers refine sugar to make their products taste sweeter.

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