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Food composition

Sugar in food

Updated on 22/02/2018

Keywords : Sugar, Nutrition, Food composition

Glucose, galactose, fructose, sucrose, lactose, maltose… these are all types of what is commonly called sugar. Given the health effects that can be caused by excessive sugar consumption, ANSES recommends not consuming more than 100 g of sugar per day (excluding lactose and galactose) and not more than one sweetened beverage.

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The ANSES-CIQUAL food composition table

Updated on 18/12/2017

Keywords : Ciqual, Food composition, Nutrition

In France, the reference database for the nutritional composition of foods is managed by ANSES. A food composition table is published on the Internet via the ANSES-CIQUAL website. The table provides energy values and the fat, fatty acid, carbohydrate, sugar, protein, salt, vitamin and mineral content of more than 2800 foods representative of those consumed in France. The table is one of the most comprehensive tables of its kind in Europe.

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