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How many grams of sugar are in a teaspoon?

It's that time of year where I start to consider how many pounds I've added over the winter... and how much sugar I'm eating! My sister and I were talking about hidden sugars and food or drinks you may think are healthy, but upon checking the label are astounded by the amount of sugar or sodium or the like. We were discussing teaspoons of sugar, which I believed to be a lot of sugar, but my sister was pretty sure there were a few teaspoons of sugar in a fun sized Snickers... so we checked it out. Of course nutrition labels aren't in teaspoons, but in grams. So hello Daily Doodle.


While the exact grams depends on the type of sugar, it is relatively close. For example, for standard white table sugar there are just over 4.2 grams of sugar per teaspoon. For packed brown sugar there are approximately 4.5 grams... which makes sense considering you can pack it, whereas table sugar just is what it is in it's crystal form.


In fact there are 9 grams of sugar in a fun size Snickers bar (8g of added sugar), meaning there are about 2 teaspoons of sugar per fun size Snickers, which at least is better than we originally thought.




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