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What is sugar? About the ingredient sugar. Including 15,483 recipes with sugar, nutrition data, photos, where it's found, and video.


In food, sugar almost exclusively refers to sucrose, which primarily comes from sugar cane and sugar beet. Other sugars are used in industrial food preparation, but are usually known by more specific names—glucose, fructose or fruit sugar, high fructose corn syrup, etc. Excessive consumption of sugar has been associated with increased incidences of type 2 diabetes, obesity and, tooth decay.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving packet (2g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 7Calories from Fat 0
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 2.0g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2.0
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Sugar is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Sugar is a member of the Sweets USDA nutritional food group.

How much does sugar weigh?

measure grams
1 serving packet 2
1 tsp 4
1 cup 200
1 serving 1 cube 2

In Chinese:
British (UK) term: sugar
en français:de sucre
en español:azúcar

Recipes using sugar

There are 18013 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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100% Pita Bread
100% Whole Wheat Apple Muffins
100% Whole Wheat Banana Bread
100% Whole Wheat Bread

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