While many of us strive to avoid the "normal" sugary culprits (candy, cookies, cake, etc.) these days, we often are duped when we discover that most of our favorite foods also contain lots of sugar, especially in the form of corn or high fructose corn syrups.
Examples include tomato sauce, fat free dressing, tonic water, marinates, crackers and even bread. Worse, we went to a sushi place in a nearby mall a while ago and found that even the ring of rice was sweetened! Subsequently, we started to check the ingredient list of sushi and other traditional Japanese foods, as well as kimchi (a traditional Korean condiment) at Mitsuwa, a Japanese supermarket in Edgewater, NJ. Guess what? Most had sugar, corn syrup, or high fructose corn syrup listed.
So much about traditional, fresh, and fermented foods considered to be the pinnacle of healthy and wholesome fare - and never contained any sugar or other sweetener, much less corn and high fructose corn syrup before.
It’s truly “buyer beware” now - so be careful!