By Sarah Williams, MHA, MPH, RD, Nerac Analyst,
Originally Published: July 22, 2015
A recently publicized class action lawsuit has again raised the question of whether “evaporated cane juice” is a misleading ingredient, this time related to its inclusion in a package of cookies from Whole Foods.
Do consumers really know that evaporated cane juice (ECJ) is, for all intents and purposes, sugar? That is, both result in the same line item for grams of Sugar on the Nutrition Facts panel, though the processing, appearance, and certain sensory attributes distinguish ECJ from refined sugar. Both arguments for and against the use of the term “evaporated cane juice” focus on its perceived health halo, and whether this could mislead consumers.
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