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Sugars that are added to foods are listed in the foods ingredient list. If one of the terms meaning sugar is listed first, second, or third, sugar is one of the main ingredients. The "ose" ending of words indicates that the substance is a sugar, but not all sugars end in these letters. The number of grams of sugar per serving is listed on the Nutrition Facts Panel of foods under Total Carbohydrates.

The following terms are used on food labels to describe the sugar content of foods:

Sugar Free

Less than 0.5 g sugar/serving.

Reduced Sugar

The sugar content of the product has been reduced by at least 25 %.

No Sugar Added

No sugar or any other ingredient containing sugar added to product.

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