Top 10 Foods Highest in Sucrose

Top 10 Foods Highest in Sucrose

Sucrose is a disaccharide created by the combination of glucose and fructose. Sucrose is mainly found in plants and is the primary component of most granulated sugars we use in baking. These sugars are mainly refined from sugar beets or sugar cane. Sucrose consumption should be limited or avoided.

Today sucrose can be found in a range of fast foods, restaurant foods, and other commercially processed foods. These high sucrose foods include puddings, milkshakes, cakes, fruit juice drinks, deep-fried meats with sweet sauce, cookies, pancakes, dark chocolate, and commercial cereals. Sucrose is also found in fresh fruits, for more information, see the article on fruits high in sugar.

The list below gives the amount of sucrose in both grams and teaspoons. 1 teaspoon of packed sucrose weighs about 4 grams. For more high sucrose foods see the complete list in the nutrient ranking tool.

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List of Foods Highest in Sucrose

Dulce De Leche 1 Dulce De Leche
  • 127g (31.7 tsp) sucrose per cup
  • Up to 41.8% sucrose
  • Calories: 958 | Weight: 304g (10.7oz)
Chocolate and Vanilla pudding contains 35.2g per cup.
Rice Pudding (Arroz Con Leche) contains 29.6g per serving (~1cup)
Tapioca Pudding contains 28.8g per cup

Nutrition Facts for Dulce De Leche.
An ice-cream sunday 2 Milkshakes (Blended with Candy)
  • 58.8g (14.7 tsp) sucrose per 12oz cup
  • Up to 16.9% sucrose
  • Calories: 616 | Weight: 348g (12.3oz)

More Ice-Creams and Milkshakes High in Sucrose

McDonald's McFlurry with Oreos (58.8g sucrose)
Soft-Serve Ice-Cream with Milk Chocolate Candies (58.8g)
McDonald's Hot Fudge Sunday (35.2g)

Nutrition Facts for Mcdonalds Mcflurry With M&ms Candies.
A slice of chocolate cake 3 Cake with Frosting
  • 52.6g (13.1 tsp) sucrose per slice
  • Up to 36.5% sucrose
  • Calories: 546 | Weight: 144g (5.1oz)
A slice of apple pie contains 14.4g of sucrose.

Nutrition Facts for Yellow Cake With Chocolate Frosting.
A glass of juice 4 Cran-Lemonade Juice Drink
  • 40.5g (10.1 tsp) sucrose per 16oz glass
  • Up to 8.2% sucrose
  • Calories: 222 | Weight: 494g (17.4oz)

More Drinks High in Sucrose (grams of Sucrose per 16oz glass)

Coffee with Sugar and Milk (39.6g), Iced Mocha (32.4g), Horchata (28.2g), and Ruby Red Cranberry Juice (26.6g).
1 8.4oz can of Red Bull contains 13.4g of sucrose.
See the ranking of all drinks high in sucrose.

Nutrition Facts for Ocean Spray Cran Lemonade.
A plate of orange chicken 5 Orange Chicken (Deep Fried with Sweet Sauce)
  • 23.2g (5.8 tsp) sucrose per 9 pieces
  • Up to 12.3% sucrose
  • Calories: 495 | Weight: 189g (6.7oz)

More Deep Fried Dishes with Sweet Sauce High in Sucrose (grams per 9 pieces)

Sesame Chicken (22g), General Tsos Chicken (17g), Lemon Chicken (11g), Sweet and Sour Chicken (9g), and Sweet and Sour Pork (6g).

Nutrition Facts for Restaurant Chinese Orange Chicken.
Cookies 6 Cookies
  • 21.6g (5.4 tsp) sucrose in 3 cookes
  • Up to 47.9% sucrose
  • Calories: 219 | Weight: 45g (1.6oz)
A 1.5oz KitKat Bar contains 16.8g of Sucrose.

Nutrition Facts for Glutino Gluten Free Cookies Vanilla Creme.
Pancakes 7 Fast Foods (Hot Cakes with Syrup)
  • 17.1g (4.3 tsp) sucrose per 3 pancakes
  • Up to 7.8% sucrose
  • Calories: 601 | Weight: 221g (7.8oz)

More Fast Foods High in Sucrose

Coleslaw contains 17g per cup.
A Fruit and Yogurt Parfait contains 11.8g.
A bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich contains 8.6g
A Burger King Double Whopper contains 5.4g of sucrose.
See over 100 fast foods high in sucrose.

Nutrition Facts for Mcdonalds Pancakes.
A square of chocolate 8 Dark Chocolate (45-59% Cocoa)
  • 13.1g (3.3 tsp) sucrose per 1oz square
  • Up to 46.3% sucrose
  • Calories: 155 | Weight: 28g (1oz)
60-69% Dark Chocoalte contains 10.3g per oz.
85% Dark Chocolate contains 6.8g per oz.

Nutrition Facts for Dark Chocolate (45-59% Cocoa).
Tangerines 9 Tangerines
  • 11.8g (2.9 tsp) sucrose per cup
  • Up to 6.1% sucrose
  • Calories: 103 | Weight: 195g (6.9oz)

More Fruits High in Sucrose (grams of sucrose per cup)

Mangoes (11.5g), Pineapples (9.9g), Apricots (9.1g), Pink Grapefruit (8.1g), Cantaloupes (7.7g), and Peaches (7.3g).
See the nutrient ranking of over 100 fruits high in sucrose.

Nutrition Facts for Tangerines.
Puffed Cereal 10 Malt-o-Meal Golden Puffs
  • 9.6g (2.4 tsp) sucrose per 3/4 cup
  • Up to 35.5% sucrose
  • Calories: 100 | Weight: 27g (1oz)

See All 200 Foods High in Sucrose

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Data Sources and References

  1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.


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