There has been a lot of recent chatter regarding the concept of “hidden sugars,” with some implying that “sugars” are added to foods to make all things sweet, and others making claims that consumers might be eating products that contain more “sugars” than they are led to believe.
Here are the facts.
All-natural sugar/sucrose that is added to foods is identical to sugar found in fruits and vegetables. Sugar plays an essential functional role in food formulation, including as a natural preservative. Classic recipes confirm sugar’s historic role as a necessary ingredient in breads and other baked goods, cereals, sauces, salad dressings, fruit preserves and more. (more…)