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The Fruit Spread That's More Spread Than Fruit
Ever look at the label of those sugar-free jams? Not only is the first ingredient often water, but it's usually followed by a long list of additives like polydextrose, maltodextrin and calcium chloride—not to mention aspartame ("to cover up for lower-quality fruit," say Clarke and Jarosh). You're getting a whole lot of other things you don't want or need. Clarke and Jarosh recommend choosing a brand with a label that lists fruit first, and avoiding those made with high-fructose corn syrup.