When you read the labels on foods in your supermarket, it’s no surprise that you find plenty of sugar in products like cake mix, ice cream, jelly, cookies, and soda pop. But it’s alarming to see 12 grams of sugar in bottled pasta sauce!
So how much exactly is a gram of sugar? One teaspoon of granulated sugar equals 4 grams of sugar. To put it another way, 16 grams of sugar in a product is equal to about 4 teaspoons of granulated sugar.
Some types of bottled spaghetti sauce have double or triple the grams of sugar as other types. Here are a few of the products that I have almost as much sugar as a Pop-Tart.
- Newman’s Own Tomato & Basil: 1/2 cup = 12 grams sugar, 90 calories
- Bertolli Vineyard Marinara: 1/2 cup = 12 grams sugar, 80 calories
- Prego Fresh Mushroom Italian Sauce: 1/2 cup = 11 grams sugar, 90 calories
- Prego 3-Cheese: 1/2 cup = 11 grams sugar, 80 calories
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