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Sweetener Nutritive
Nutritive sugars are sweeteners that add caloric content to the foods that contain them. These include beet and cane sugar, honey, maple syrup, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup and molasses. Most ordinary household baking sweeteners--granular white sugar, powdered or confectioners sugar, brown sugar--are forms of beet or cane sugar and are nutritive sweeteners. Nutritive sugars vary in caloric content, inclusion of other nutrients and precise form of sugar compound. These chemical differences mean that they are absorbed differently in the body, leading to different effects on timing and extent of blood-sugar impact.