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25 Names for Sugar

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” Ole’ Willy Shakespeare said it best, but its not just roses. The same can be said about sugar.

Sugar (in one form or another) is added to more food products than you can ever imagine, especially if you heap on the large number of “variants” of sugar – depending on the kind of processing that has occurred; such as high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, malt, sucrose, and the list goes on and on…and on.

Sugar Can Also Be Called….

Here is a list to get you started in identifying sugars. There’s only 25 and probably by the time you’re done reading it, they’ll have invented five more.

  1. Brown sugar
  2. Corn syrup
  3. Demerara Sugar
  4. Dextrose
  5. Free Flowing Brown Sugars
  6. Fructose
  7. Galactose
  8. Glucose
  9. High Fructose Corn Syrup
  10. Honey
  11. Invert Sugar
  12. Lactose
  13. Malt
  14. Maltodextrin
  15. Maltose
  16. Maple syrup
  17. Molasses
  18. Muscovado or Barbados Sugar
  19. Panocha
  20. Powdered or confectioner’s sugar
  21. Rice Syrup
  22. Sucrose
  23. Sugar (granulated)
  24. Treacle
  25. Turbinado sugar

Now, most of these you’ve probably seen before, like brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and fructose, but some, like invert sugar, maltodextrin, treacle, and panocha are a bit mysterious. Let’s check out.

Other Strange Sugar Names

Now, most of these you’ve probably seen before, like brown sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and fructose, but some, like invert sugar, maltodextrin, treacle, and panocha are a bit mysterious. Let’s check out.

  • Demerara sugar: sugar that originated from the sugar cane fields in Demerara, a region of South America colonized by the Dutch in 1611.
  • Galactose: often referred to as galactan, is a sugar glucose found in hemicellulose, a compound present in the cell walls of plants.
  • Invert sugar: a mixture of glucose and fructose.
  • Maltodextrin: is produced from starch by a process called partial hydrolysis and may either be tasteless or moderately sweet.
  • Maltose: or malt sugar is created by the break down of starch and is found in the germination of barley.
  • Muscovado or Barbados Sugar: sugar farmed on the island of Barbados.
  • Panocha: a kind of sugar cane found in the Philippines.
  • Treacle: a syrup created during the refining of sugar cane; commonly called “golden syrup.”
  • Turbinado sugar: partially refined sugar cane; also known as natural brown sugar.

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