intrinsic sugar

intrinsic sugar

sugars contained in unaltered fruits and vegetables.
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This departure has not been lost on industry and other observers, some of whom maintain that there is no scientifically-supported distinction between added and intrinsic sugars because both forms of sugar have the same effect on weight gain and other health outcomes.
Intrinsic sugars are within the cellular structure of food such as whole fruit and are not thought to be harmful.