Sugar content of food

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From http://www.annecollins.com/calories/calories-sugar.htm [web site no longer available]:

Sugar (Serving size) Calories
Table Sugar, 1 level teaspoon (4g) 15
Table Sugar, 1 heaped teaspoon (6g) 25
Table Sugar, 1 cup 770
Table Sugar, average (1 cube) 25
Icing Sugar, 1 average tablespoon (12g) 48

I think sugar cubes are not completely standardized. We’ve gotten at least two different sizes from our store. I checked the nutrition label of our current box, they are 2.5 g, 10 calories per cube. While two dimensions are 1/2″, the other is about 7/16″. Accepting Sandra’s value of 25 calories, her cubes are considerable bigger. Mine are a scant teaspoon (actually about 2/3).

Email from my mother, Doris Stall, 6/4/11:

[for more, see Sugar Stacks]

“We know the facts, but this brings it into perspective quickly, doesn’t it? Each cube is a teaspoonful.”
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