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Food NameSucrose
Cheese, cheddar0.24
Cheese, cottage, creamed, large or small curd0.00
Cheese, cottage, nonfat, uncreamed, dry, large or small curd0.00
Cheese, cottage, lowfat, 2% milkfat0.00
Cheese, cream0.00
Cheese, mozzarella, whole milk0.03
Cheese, neufchatel0.00
Cheese, parmesan, grated0.15
Cheese, swiss0.14
Cheese, pasteurized process, American, fortified with vitamin D0.00
Cheese food, pasteurized process, American, vitamin D fortified0.00
Cream, sour, cultured0.00
Dessert topping, powdered, 1.5 ounce prepared with 1/2 cup milk13.60

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This is the largest online searchable, sortable SUCROSE content of foods nutrient database.
  • Sucrose values are in grams and calculated per 100g of food weight.
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Sucrose is the organic compound commonly known as table sugar and sometimes called saccharose.

Sucrose in Diet

Information from the National Institutes of Health:

Hyperactivity and sugar

Hyperactivity refers to increased movement, impulsiveness, distractibility, and decreased attention span. A popular but controversial belief is that children are more likely to be hyperactive if they eat sugar, artificial sweeteners, or certain food colorings.

Some people claim that sugar (such as sucrose), aspartame (NutraSweet), and artificial flavors and colors cause hyperactivity and other behavior problems in children. Some people argue that children should follow special diets that limit the amount of sugar, flavorings, or colors they eat.

It is important to remember that activity levels in children vary with their age. A 2 year old is usually more active, and has a shorter attention span, than a 10 year old. A child's attention level also will vary depending on his or her interest in an activity. The tolerance level of the supervising adult also plays a role -- parents may be able to tolerate a highly active child at a playground in the morning, for example, better than they can at home late at night.

However, if a special diet of foods without artificial flavors or colors works for a child, it may be because that family has begun to interact with each other differently when they are following the special diet. These behavioral changes, not the diet itself, may improve the child's own behavior and activity level.

Refined (processed) sugars may have some effect on children's activity. Because refined sugars and carbohydrates enter the bloodstream quickly, they produce rapid fluctuations in blood glucose levels. This might trigger adrenaline and make a child more active. Sometimes, falling adrenaline levels bring on a period of decreased activity.

Regardless of the true impact of sugar on children's activity level, remember that sugar remains the major culprit in tooth decay. Limit the amount of processed sugars that your children eat as much as possible.

High-sugar foods tend to have fewer vitamins and minerals, and may replace more nutritious foods. High-sugar foods also have many unnecessary calories that can lead to obesity.

Congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency

Congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (CSID) is a genetic condition that affects a person's ability to digest certain sugars. People with this condition cannot break down the sugars sucrose (a sugar found in fruits, and also known as table sugar) and maltose (the sugar found in grains). CSID usually becomes apparent after an infant begins to consume fruits, juices, and grains. After ingestion of sucrose or maltose, an affected child will typically experience stomach cramps, bloating, excess gas production, and diarrhea. These digestive problems can lead to failure to thrive and malnutrition. Most affected children are better able to tolerate sucrose and maltose as they get older.

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Foods Highest in SUCROSE

List of common foods with highest sucrose content. Sucrose values (from high to low) are in grams per 100 grams of food weight.

Foods High in Sucrose Sucrose

Sugars, granulated 99.80

Sugar, turbinado 99.19

Sugars, brown 94.56

Lemonade, powder 74.45

Lemonade-flavor drink, powder 69.82

Drink mix, QUAKER OATS, GATORADE, orange flavor, powder 59.90

Syrups, maple 58.32

Nuts, coconut cream, canned, sweetened 51.50

Sweeteners, for baking, contains sugar and sucralose 47.05

Chocolate, dark, 45- 59% cacao solids 46.25

Candies, chocolate, dark, NFS (45-59% cacao solids 90%; 60-69% cacao solids 44.65

5%; 70-85% cacao solids 5%)

Cookies, chocolate sandwich, with extra creme filling 44.53

Sweeteners, for baking, brown, contains sugar and sucralose 44.35

Dulce de Leche 41.77

Cookies, sugar wafers with creme filling, regular 40.63

Candies, KIT KAT Wafer Bar 40.04

Cookies, chocolate sandwich, with creme filling, regular 39.85

Candies, TOOTSIE ROLL, chocolate-flavor roll 39.35

Papaya, canned, heavy syrup, drained 38.37

Cake, chocolate, commercially prepared with chocolate frosting, in-store 37.12

Cake, yellow, commercially prepared, with chocolate frosting, in-store bakery 36.51

Chocolate, dark, 60-69% cacao solids 36.39

Nuts, coconut meat, dried (desiccated), sweetened, flaked, packaged 36.21

Cereals ready-to-eat, KELLOGG, KELLOGG'S FROSTED FLAKES 35.62

Cereals ready-to-eat, MALT-O-MEAL, GOLDEN PUFFS 35.45

McDONALD'S, McDONALDLAND Chocolate Chip Cookies 32.10

Molasses 29.40

Cake, snack cakes, creme-filled, sponge 28.90

Cookies, chocolate chip, commercially prepared, regular, higher fat, enriched 27.06

Cake, pound, BIMBO Bakeries USA, Panque Casero, home baked style 26.50

Keikitos (muffins), Latino bakery item 25.81

Cereals ready-to-eat, GENERAL MILLS, CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH 24.46

Cookies, chocolate chip, commercially prepared, soft-type 24.20

Bread, salvadoran sweet cheese (quesadilla salvadorena) 24.10

Chocolate, dark, 70-85% cacao solids 23.99

Dates, deglet noor 23.84

Pan Dulce, LA RICURA, Salpora de Arroz con Azucar, cookie-like, contains 21.86

wheat flour and rice flour


Corn, dried, yellow (Northern Plains Indians) 20.08

McDONALD'S, Hot Fudge Sundae 19.69

Pie Crust, Cookie-type, Graham Cracker, Ready Crust 18.13

Bread, pound cake type, pan de torta salvadoran 17.30

Cinnamon buns, frosted (includes honey buns) 17.11

Light Ice Cream, soft serve, blended with milk chocolate candies 16.90


McDONALD'S, Strawberry Sundae 16.53

Snacks, granola bars, soft, uncoated, chocolate chip 16.51

McDONALD'S, Tangy Honey Mustard Sauce 16.33

McDONALD'S, Strawberry TRIPLE THICK Shake 15.69

Puddings, chocolate, ready-to-eat 15.47

Peaches, dried, sulfured, uncooked 15.42

Puddings, vanilla, ready-to-eat 15.17

Pie, pecan, commercially prepared 14.44

McDONALD'S, Deluxe Warm Cinnamon Roll 14.34

Formulated bar, MARS SNACKFOOD US, SNICKERS Marathon Energy Bar, all 14.27


Light Ice Cream, soft serve, blended with cookie pieces 14.20

McDONALD'S, McFLURRY with OREO cookies 14.20

Dessert topping, powdered, 1.5 ounce prepared with 1/2 cup milk 13.60

Foods High in Sucrose Sucrose

Cereals ready-to-eat, KELLOGG, KELLOGG'S ALL-BRAN Original 13.20

Bread, blue corn, somiviki (Hopi) 12.94

McDONALD'S, Vanilla Reduced Fat Ice Cream Cone 12.76

Fast foods, vanilla, light, soft-serve ice cream, with cone 12.76

McDONALD'S, Hot Caramel Sundae 12.67

Puddings, tapioca, ready-to-eat 12.55

Cereals ready-to-eat, Ralston Enriched Bran flakes 12.51

Rowal, raw 12.50

Pastry, Pastelitos de Guava (guava pastries) 12.37

Formulated bar, high fiber, chewy, oats and chocolate 12.20

McDONALD'S, Chocolate TRIPLE THICK Shake 12.06

McDONALD'S, Vanilla TRIPLE THICK Shake 12.04

Plantains, yellow, fried, Latino restaurant 11.93

McDONALD'S, Low Fat Caramel Sauce 11.58

Pie, Dutch Apple, Commercially Prepared 11.03

McDONALD'S, Warm Cinnamon Roll 10.66

Toaster Pastries, fruit, frosted (include apples, blueberry, cherry, strawberry) 10.62

Seeds, sunflower seed butter, without salt 10.54

Seeds, sunflower seed butter, with salt added 10.54

Restaurant, Latino, arroz con leche (rice pudding) 10.47

Restaurant, Chinese, general tso's chicken 10.46


Pancakes, plain, dry mix, complete (includes buttermilk) 10.00

Cereals ready-to-eat, USDA Commodity Corn and Rice (includes all 9.74

commodity brands)

Lemonade, frozen concentrate, white 9.70

Cereals ready-to-eat, Ralston Crispy Hexagons 9.53

Cereals ready-to-eat, Ralston Corn Biscuits 9.51

Babyfood, dessert, custard pudding, vanilla, junior 9.34

Pie, pumpkin, commercially prepared 9.30

Formulated bar, LUNA BAR, NUTZ OVER CHOCOLATE 9.26

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