What's the difference between added sugars and total sugars?

"Added sugars" is being added to "total sugars" on the Nutrition Facts label. Added sugars are sugars that have been added to a food during processing. Sugars that occur naturally in foods are not considered added sugars. This label change is intended to make it easier to track the amount of sugar in your daily diet. Research has shown that it's difficult to meet your nutrient needs while staying under your calorie limit if more than 10 percent of your total daily calories come from added sugars.

June 22, 2016 See more In-depth