Reading an ingredient label can be confusing enough at times. Did you know that common ingredients can be listed under many different names? Ingredients such as sugar, Trans fat; MSG and salt can all be effectively disguised in foods by being listed under unfamiliar names to the public.
Here are a list of common ingredients and their nicknames:
Sugar also goes by: Sucrose, fructose, dextrose, etc. (anything ending in “ose”) ,Evaporated cane juice , Chicory/carob/inulin/tapioca syrup ,High fructose corn syrup ,Mannitol, Molasses ,Cane Juice Crystals , Sorbitol
Trans fat can also be labeled: Margarine, Hydrogenated/partially hydrogenated oils,
Salt is also called: Sodium, Sodium Chloride, baking soda, baking powder, disodium
phosphate, or any compound with sodium or Na in its name, Monosodium Glutamate
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is also listed as: Autolyzed yeast, Textured
protein, Sodium/calcium caseinate, Glutamic acid, Vegetable protein extract, Hydrolyzed flours or proteins
Check out your ingredient labels for these and other names you may be unfamiliar with.
How many ingredients do you recognize?