Reference Method:

  • AOAC 980.13 (m)

Method Description:

  • This method directly determines the amounts of: fructose, glucose, galactose, sucrose, maltose, and lactose. The sugars are extracted and cleaned-up, and after the appropriate dilution are quantitated using high purity standards and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).

Amount of Sample Needed for Analysis:

  • Individual test: 100 grams
  • Full Nutritional Analysis: 300 grams

Acceptable Sample Types:

  • Dairy Products
  • General Food Products

Estimated Turn Around Time:
  • Individual Test: 5-6 business days
  • Full Nutritional Analysis: 10-12 business days 

Results Reporting Units:

  • Results are reported as grams per 100 grams (g/100g)

Other Information

  • Added Sugars
    • Sugars and syrups added to foods and beverages during processing or preparation
    • Does not include naturally occurring sugars such as lactose in dairy 
  • Two types
    • Monosaccharides 
      • Single sugars that are absorb directly into the blood stream
    • Disaccharides
      • Two sugars  that are broken down in the human body to single sugars to be absorbed into the blood stream