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What Is Evaporated Cane Juice?
Typically Found In: Yogurt, crackers, drinks
What We Discovered: Sugar goes by many names and evaporated cane juice is one. In 2009, the FDA asked the food industry to stop using the phrase on the ingredient list, saying it was misleading since the product is a syrup that’s been dried into crystals. However, many food producers continue to use the term “evaporated cane juice” and recently have had lawsuits brought against them by consumers for using a deceptive term. Some lawsuits have settled, some have been dismissed and some are pending. However the rest of this story pans out, keep in mind that when you see “evaporated cane juice” on a label, it’s simply sugar.
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