Sugar: Calories and Nutrition Analyse

Sugar: calories, protein, carbs and fat exact data

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How many calories in sugar?

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100g of sugar has about 387 calories (kcal).
Calories per: ounce | tablespoon | teaspoon | glass | cup | half cup | packet

For instance, tablespoon of sugar (12 g) has about 46 calories.

It is about 2% of daily calories intake for adult person with medium weight and medium activity (for calculation we assumed 2400 kcal daily intake).

To visualize how much it actualy is, take in mind that calories amount from tablespoon sugar is similar to calories amount from ie.:

  • 0.5 apple
  • 0.5 glass of Coca Cola (220 ml glass)
  • 2 cubes of sugar

To burn this calories you would have to bike at least 7 minutes, swim for about 5 minutes or run for 5 minutes.

Sugar: calories and nutrition per 100g


Calories and nutrition per ounce (oz)


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How many calories in tablespoon, teaspoon, glass, cup, half cup or packet of ciabatta rolls?

As I wrote before 100g has 387 calories. It is also easy to count how many calories will be in ie. tablespoon, teaspoon, glass, cup, half cup or packet of sugar.

  • Tablespoon of sugar (12g)46 kcal
  • Teaspoon of sugar (4g)15 kcal
  • Glass full of sugar (195g)755 kcal
  • Cup of sugar (200g)774 kcal
  • Half cup of sugar (200g)387 kcal
  • Sugar packet (2g)8 kcal
  • Ounce (oz) of sugar110 kcal
  • 10g of sugar39 kcal
  • 20g of sugar77 kcal
  • 50g of sugar194 kcal
  • 100g of sugar387 kcal

Protein in sugar

0g of protein - sugar has no protein in its nutrition content.

Carbs in sugar

Sugar has 99.98 g carbohydrates per 100g.
In the same way as for protein we can calculate that tablespoon of sugar (12 g) has about 12 g of carbs.

Fat in sugar

0 g of fat - sugar has no fat.

tablespoon of sugar (12 g) has:

46kcalFor burning these calories you have to:
Bike7 min.Bike
Horse ride8 min.Horse ride
Play tennis4 min.Tennis
Run5 min.Run
Swim5 min.Swim
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sugar - vitamins per 100g

  • Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.019 mg

Energy content of sugar

  • 100% CARBS
  • 0% PROTEIN
  • 0% FAT

sugar - minerals per 100g

  • Potassium2 mg
  • Calcium1 mg
  • Sodium1 mg
  • Iron0.05 mg
  • Zink0.01 mg

Does sugar make you fat and how it affect your weight?

Sugar have one of the hight number of calories within Sugars and sweeteners. If you are on diet and you are looking for low-calorific Sugars and sweeteners, sugar seems to be a bad choice. It is easy to find something better among other Sugars and sweeteners.

Really hard to find higher calories count in Sugars and sweeteners. Similar energy amount have only such products as brown sugar, sugar packets or stevia.

You should consider that not only calories are important when you are on a diet. If sugar contains nutrition you need than maybe you should add it to your daily menu anyway?

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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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