Originally Posted by animus_silvae
Ok, MommytoB, what's going on here is some sugar confusion. There are many different types of sugar that show up on the nutrition panel under the same heading of sugar. Sugars end in "-ose" on an ingredient list. There are also mono or disaccharides that describe how many molecules make up the sugar. Fructose is naturally occuring in fruit and honey and is a monosaccharide which means it is digested very quickly. Sucrose, the classic table sugar from sugar cane and beets, is a disaccharide which means the body needs to break it down before it can be used. Glucose, a monosaccharide, is the bodies sugar currency--I think starches are broken into glucose before the body uses it. Lactose is a sugar in milk; maltose is a sugar in some grains and beer...there are many more but they extend beyond my realm of knowledge. So, if you are seeing sugars listed in your carrots, its not sugar-sugar, its probably fructose? or some other natural occuring one.
Sorry to confuse you. The best way is to just read the ingredient list and see if there is anything ending in "-ose"--that would mean its an added sugar.
Checking "sugar" on cheese works though to see how thourough the lactose has been cultured out.
Does this clear things up at all?
I read the canned vegetables -stated corn & peas, mixed vegetables-canned or frozen say salt , sugar, and water no 'fructose' or anything with the ose in it .
The actual vegetables that don't have 'actual sugar in it but say salt, water, green beans.
Well, now the 'cranberries say "high Fructose Corn Syrup" this is one word with no commons in between that, certain juices that say -no sugar added with water & the juice concentrate . It don't go in detail of the ingredients .
Lactose I'm lactose intolerant so I try and stay 'away from it but since 'real sugar candy like milk chocolate has the lactose in it too so I'm trying to get myself even more lactose free by hopefully coming sugar free.
Splenda is a succalrose sugar that my parents use all the time -which that your right it's harder to digest because it's made with a cholorine atom.
I always tried to give my grandpa sugar free treats since he's a diabetic and most of them had sugar alchols as sorbitol, malitol, other sugar free treats also had contained maltodextrin or even glycerine.