Both flavors of PediaSmart® Dairy contain 31 grams of carbohydrate per 8 fluid ounce serving when prepared according to label instructions. As an ingredient, “sugar” means table sugar or sucrose obtained from sugar beets or sugar cane. In the ingredient section of a label, “sugar” will always mean sucrose. One of the two carbohydrate sources in PediaSmart® is organic evaporated cane syrup. This results in PediaSmart® vanilla containing 10.85 grams of sucrose, or “sugar” and PediaSmart® chocolate flavor containing 14.26 grams of sucrose (“sugar”) per an 8 fluid ounce serving. The other source of carbohydrate in both flavors of PediaSmart® is organic rice maltodextrin which is primarily a complex carbohydrate.
PediaSmart® Soy Vanilla contains 31 grams of carbohydrate per 8 fluid ounce serving of which 16 grams are “sugars” as noted on the Nutrition Facts Panel. These “sugars” are primarily sucrose, maltose and glucose.
The organic rice maltodextrin is a bland tasting carbohydrate, is one-fifth as sweet as sucrose, and provides minimal sweetness to PediaSmart®. Organic rice maltodextrin is made from organic whole rice using a natural hydrolysis process without the use of acids, alkalis or sulfites. The organic evaporated cane syrup has a higher sweetness level than organic rice maltodextrin, but offers the benefit of being organic and not highly processed like table sugar or corn syrup. This combination of organic rice maltodextrin and organic evaporated cane syrup gives PediaSmart® its pleasant, but not too sweet, flavor.