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Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 3 years ago

Does "sugar-free" mean, no sucrose? Or, no nutritive sweeteners at all?

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Yes but, by: "Sugar" do they mean sucrose? Or, Also, , glucose, levulose, lactose, mannitol, erythritol, fructose, etc? All are natural sugars, but lower cal than sucrose.

Update 2:

Yes but, by: "Sugar" do they mean sucrose? Or, Also, , glucose, levulose, lactose, mannitol, erythritol, fructose, etc? All are natural sugars, but lower cal than sucrose.

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    "The FDA guidelines require that a food must contain less than 0.5 grams of sugar per serving to be labeled as "sugar free." This includes naturally occurring forms of sugar and any ingredient that contains sugar. "

    "The terms "sugar free" and "no sugar added" do not give you any information about artificial sweeteners. Products carrying either of these claims on the label may include artificial sweeteners."

    So a "sugar-free" product could have up to 0.5 grams of sucrose.

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