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The Secret Names for Sugar You Need to Know

05/22/2015 04:40 am ET | Updated May 21, 2016

You're a health-conscious person. You know that sugar is harmful in large quantities but OK in moderation. You also know that includes less-obvious sources like honey, agave and maple syrup.

But did you know that you could unknowingly be eating a number of sugar bombs every day? The sweet stuff goes by numerous aliases, all of which could be sneaking into your diet.

Here, eight alternative names for sugar you need to know to make even more informed health choices.

Barley Malt. What it is.

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Syrup. What it is.

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Maltodextrin. What it is.

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Muscovado. What it is.

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Words that end in "-ose". What it is.

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Treacle. What it is.

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Ethyl Maltol. What it is.

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Dextran. What it is.

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