How much sugar is in your food?

June 4, 2015 12:26 pm

Tiggy Winkles Pegasus has been educating children and parents alike, in how much sugar is in a variety of foods and drinks. The display, which can be seen in the main corridor at Pegasus, not only shows popular drink items such as Coca Cola, but also Spaghetti Hoops and Dolmio Pasta Sauce.

The average three-year-old consumes about twelve teaspoons of sugar on a daily basis, but the recommended amount is three to four teaspoons.

1 teaspoon is about 4.2grams.

See below for a list of sugar contents of popular products:
Can of coke – 9 teaspoons
Fruit Shoot – 5 teaspoons
100g Bag of Gummy Bears – 11 teaspoons
Mars Bar – 10.7 teaspoons
Baked Beans Tin – 5 teaspoons
Tin of Pasta Sauce – 14 teaspoons
Coco Pops Cereal Bar – 2.5 teaspoons
1 Jammie Dodger Biscuit – 1.5 teaspoons
Tin of Spaghetti Hoops – 3 teaspoons

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