What Is the Difference Between Intrinsic and Extrinsic Sugars?

Intrinsic sugars are naturally occurring sugars, such as those found in plants, whereas extrinsic sugars are sugars that are added to foods. The categorization of these two types of sugars was first introduced in 1989 by the United Kingdom Department of Health committee, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

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