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The term “sugar” can be used to either refer specifically to sucrose or it can be used generally to refer to all simple sugars (lactose, glucose, fructose, galactose, sucrose, etc.).
Oil that is obtained from the kernel of the palm fruit. It is a different oil than palm oil, which is obtained from the pulp of the oil palm fruit.
Oil that is obtained from the pulp of the palm fruit. It is different from palm kernel oil, which is obtained from the kernel of the palm fruit.
Oil that is obtained from shea-nuts which are seeds from the shea tree.
Oil that is obtained from sunflower seeds.
Milk from which the fat has been removed. Also known as skim milk.
A sweetener made from corn starch. Also known as glucose syrup.
Starch derived from corn, used as a thickener.
The natural sugar present in milk, also known as milk sugar.
Cocoa powder that has been treated with alkalizing agents to reduce the bitter flavor, resulting in a milder tasting cocoa when compared to cocoa powder. Also known as Dutched Cocoa.
Starch derived from corn that has been modified with a permitted starch-modifying agent. Used as a thickener.
A liquid sweetener with a sweetness level similar to table sugar. HFCS is produced from corn through the enzymatic conversion of glucose into fructose. Also called glucose/fructose in Canada or abbreviated as HFCS. The most commonly used form of HFCS is nearly identical to the composition of table sugar.
A substance found in the oil component of certain plants and eggs that acts as an emulsifier, to prevent ingredients from separating. Sources of lecithin include soy (soya), rice, sunflower, and eggs.
A glaze that is applied to foods to improve their appearance and protect them. Can also be called confectioners glaze.
A natural flavor enhancer and preservative. Also known as table salt or sodium chloride.
A food additive that adds or enhances the flavor of food and drinks and is made from components obtained by chemical synthesis.
A gum obtained from the Acacia Tree. Used as a thickener in food. Also known as gum arabic.
A food additive that acts as a preservative to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold.
An artificial orange color approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) for use in foods, drugs and cosmetics. Also known as Sunset Yellow.
An artificial indigo color approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) for use in foods, drugs and cosmetics.
Small legumes that can be eaten in many different ways, such as roasted, salted or plain. Peanuts can also be ground into peanut butter.