August 2012 Smarty-Pants Quiz

Reading ingredient labels can be a daunting process, especially when you don’t know what many of the ingredients are. Often manufacturers will use various forms of sugar and alternative sweeteners that each appear separately on the ingredient list. Since ingredients are listed by weight, this make it appear that the food does not contain excessive amounts of sugar.

 

Sweeteners
Which of the following are alternative sweeteners (usually low or no-calorie) rather than just various forms of sugar or synonyms for sugar?
  1. Aspartame
  2. Acesulfame potassium
  3. Acesulfame-K
  4. Agave
  5. Agave nectar
  6. Barley malt
  7. Barley malt extract
  8. Beet sugar
  9. Brown rice syrup
  10. Brown sugar
  11. Buttered syrup
  12. Cane crystals
  13. Cane juice crystals
  14. Cane sugar
  15. Caramel
  16. Castor sugar
  17. Confectioners sugar
  18. Corn sugar
  19. Corn sweetener
  20. Corn syrup
  21. Corn syrup solids
  22. Crystalline fructose
  23. Date sugar
  24. Dehydrated cane juice
  25. Dextrin
  26. Dextrose
  27. Evaporated cane juice
  28. Evaporated cane syrup
  29. Fructose
  30. Fruit juice concentrate
  31. Galactose
  32. Glucose
  33. Glucose solids
  34. Golden syrup
  35. High-fructose corn syrup
  36. Honey
  37. Icing sugar
  38. Invert sugar
  39. Lactose
  40. Maltodextrin
  41. Malt syrup
  42. Maltose
  43. Mannitol
  44. Maple syrup
  45. Molasses
  46. Neotame
  47. Raw sugar
  48. Refiner’s syrup
  49. Rice syrup
  50. Saccharin
  51. Saccharose
  52. Sucralose
  53. Sucrose
  54. Sugar
  55. Sorbitol
  56. Sorghum syrup
  57. Syrup
  58. Treacle
  59. Turbinado sugar
  60. Xylose
  61. Xylotol
Post your answer in the comments. (You can choose more than one)

The correct answer will be posted later this week. The first clever person to answer correctly will be awarded Smarty-Pants status.

 

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7 Comments

  1. Jamie R.

     /  August 7, 2012

    Okay…my thoughts include 1-3, 43, 46, 50, 55, 60, and 61. I included all sugar alcohols since they are lower in food energy than the regular sugar counterparts, although they aren’t necessarily low- or no-sugar compounds.

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  2. Kathie

     /  August 8, 2012

    1, 22, 26, 29, 50, 52, 61 Not sure about Mannitol, as it looks close to Maltitol, which I don’t see…. : )

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  3. Maya

     /  August 8, 2012

    1, 43, 46, 50, 55, 61

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  4. 1,2,3,46,50,55 are not sugar.

    Reply
  5. Oops, missed 61.

    Reply
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