Ever look at an ingredient list on a packaged food and wonder why there are six different forms of sugar? Here’s an explanation.
Take a peek at the ingredient label on a box of “healthy whole grain” granola bars. The FDA requires that ingredients be listed in descending order of weight (from most to least). The first ingredient is oats, followed by rice flour, high maltose corn syrup, barley flakes, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, maltodextrin, canola oil, honey, glycerin (a sugar alcohol), palm kernel oil, tricalcium something or other and a long list of unpronounceable ingredients that no one would knowingly want to consume. There are six various forms of sugar listed. If the manufacturer were to combine all six and use only one sugar, guess what would rise to the top of the ingredient list? SUGAR!
The American public has begun to look at food labels and so manufacturers have doctored their products to fool us into thinking there’s not that much sugar within by splitting it up into various forms. When totaled, each bar contains 10 grams of sugar! That’s almost 2.5 teaspoons of sugar in each of the 1.4 ounce bars. I’m thinking they aren’t that “healthy”. How about you?