Did you know there are 60+ names for sugar? Unfortunately, you can’t just read a label and look for the word “sugar.” There are now over 60 names for sugar! This list and graphic below include most of them. This list also has unrefined sugars (like honey, coconut sugar and maple syrup.) Unrefined sugars are a healthier option, but they still made the list because if you see them on a product, it means there are added sugars!

This article is all about the most common names for sugar.

Names For Sugar

  1. Anhydrous dextrose
  2. Agave
  3. Agave nectar
  4. Beet sugar
  5. Brown sugar (light and dark brown
  6. Cane juice
  7. Cane juice solids
  8. Cane sugar
  9. Cane syrup
  10. Carob syrup
  11. Caster sugar
  12. Coconut sugar
  13. Confectioners’ sugar
  14. Corn syrup
  15. Corn syup solids
  16. Crystalline fructose
  17. Date sugar
  18. Demerara sugar
  19. Dextran
  20. Dextrose
  21. Dehydrated cane juice
  22. Evaportated cane juice
  23. Evaporated cane syrup
  24. Evaporated sugar cane
  25. Fructose
  26. Fructose crystals
  27. Fruit juice crystals
  28. Fruit juice concentrate
  29. Glazing sugar
  30. Glucose
  31. Golden sugar
  32. Golden syrup
  33. Granulated sugar
  34. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
  35. Honey
  36. Icing sugar
  37. Invert sugar
  38. Invert syrup
  39. King’s syrup
  40. Lactose
  41. Maple syrup
  42. Maple sugar
  43. Maltose
  44. Malt sugar
  45. Malt syrup
  46. Maltodextrin
  47. Mannose
  48. Molasses
  49. Muscovado
  50. Nectar
  51. Pancake syrup
  52. Panocha
  53. Powdered sugar
  54. Raw sugar
  55. Refiners’ syrup
  56. Sorghum
  57. Sorghum syrup
  58. Sucanat
  59. Sucrose
  60. Sugar
  61. Superfine sugar
  62. Table sugar
  63. Treacle
  64. Turbinado sugar
  65. White sugar
  66. Yello sugar
names for sugar

Reasons To Monitor Added Sugar Intake

Facts About Added Sugar

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of sugars?

  • Glucose
  • Fructose 
  • Sucrose 
  • Lactose

What is the difference between unrefined and refined sugar? 

Refined sugar is sugar that has gone through a refining or chemical process to remove the molasses that’s naturally found in it. Unrefined sugars have slightly more nutrients. Some examples of unrefined sugars include honey, maple syrup, etc. 

Bottom Line

Did you know there were so many names for sugar? Save this list and graphic to help you out the next time you are at the grocery store!

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