|USDA Database for the Added Sugars Content of Selected Foods, Release 1|
The USDA’s Nutrient Data Laboratory (NDL) recently removed the USDA Database for the Added Sugars Content of Selected Foods from the NDL website due to constant changes in formulations for commercial, multi-ingredient foods, the primary contributor of added sugars to the diet. Though a reevaluation of these foods, their ingredients and ingredient proportions is integral to our ongoing monitoring program, we are not recalculating added and intrinsic sugars at this point in time. This is, in part, because brand name market shares and ingredients are changed so rapidly that these estimates are more a temporary cross-section in time than fixed values. No method can analyze for added sugars so their amounts must be extrapolated or supplied by food companies, many of which are not willing to make public such proprietary information.
For these reasons the Added Sugars Table, previously available on this web site, has been withdrawn.