PART E: TRANSLATING THE SCIENCE INTO DIETARY GUIDANCE
Table E-21. Finding Added Sugars on Food Label Ingredient Lists
The ingredient list is usually located under the Nutrition Facts panel
or on the side of a food label. Ingredients are listed in order by weight. The
ingredient in the greatest amount by weight is listed first and the one in the
least amount is listed last. For example, in the ingredient list below, corn
syrup is the second ingredient listed and sugar is the third, which means that
combined, these two sugars are main ingredients in the apple pie.
Baked Apple Pie
Ingredient list: Apples, corn syrup, sugar, water, modified corn starch, dextrose,
brown sugar, sodium alginate, spices, citric acid, salt, dicalcium phosphate.
In a pastry consisting of enriched bleached wheat flour (niacin, reduced iron,
thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), vegetable shortening (partially
hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil), water, sugar, less than 2 percent
of salt, yeast, l-cysteine (dough conditioner), lecithin.
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