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.
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.
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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.
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