Nutritionist Lucy Hyland

Sugar Content of your Favourite Cereals

April 17, 2013
Posted by Lucy

Just preparing for a talk at a local national school and had forgotten this chart I made up last year - I'm going to be talking to parents about how much 'hidden' sugar is in their favourite breakfast cereals:

 

Content of sugar in cereals

American Heart Assoc recommends: added sugar intake for women is 5 tsp / 20 g, men 9 tsp / 36 g + children 3 tsp / 12 g daily

Cereal (serving size) Carbohydrates (grams) Of which sugars  Tsp of sugar (4g per tsp)
Weetabix (37.5g)  25.7 1.7 (4.5 per 100g) Under a half tsp
Wheetibix Oatibix (2 biscuits)  30 1.5 (3.1 per 100g) Under a half tsp
Flahavans Quick Oats (100g)  73 1.3 Under a half tsp
Shredded Wheat (100g)  68.5 .7 minimal
Tesco Wheat biscuits (100g)  68.4 4.4 1 tsp
Rice Crispies (100g) 87 10 Under 2 tsp
Corn Flakes (100g) 84 8 2 tsp
Tesco Honey Nut cornflakes (30g) 24.5 10.1 (33.6 per 100g) 2 ½ tsp
Kellogs Special k (100g) 76 17 4 tsp
Flavahans with apples (100g) 73 15.6 4 tsp
Superfruity shredded wheat (100g) 72.4 18.2 4 ½ tsp
Nestle Cheerios (100g) 74.7 21.3 5 tsp
Bran Flakes (100g) 67 22 5 ½ tsp
Just Right (100g) 79 23 6 tsp
Jordans Country Crisp (with raspberries)(100g) 66.9 22 6 tsp
Special K with berries (100g) 77 23 6 tsp
Dorset high fibre muesli  (100g) 60 27 7 tsp
Coco pops (100g) 85 35 9 tsp
Frosties (100g) 87 37 9 tsp
Kellogs Crunchy nut cornflakes (100g) 82 35 9 tsp


 

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