No Sugar Added?

by Roberta Duyff, MS RDN FAND

No Sugar Added? Have you ever wondered why a food with "no sugar added" shows grams of sugar on the Nutrition Facts? Fruits, vegetables, milk, grains and legumes have naturally occurring sugars. "Sugars" in the Nutrition Facts include added and naturally occurring sugars. There's no DV for sugars because there's no recommendation. To find out about added sugars, check the ingredient list.
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Roberta L Duyff MS RDN FAND

Roberta Duyff, MS RDN FAND

Author of "Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Fourth Edition" and "365 Days of Healthy Eating from the American Dietetic Association" (both published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New Jersey).




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