How much sugar is in that breakfast cereal?

How much sugar is in that breakfast cereal?

Breakfast-eaters have been shown to have overall better diets, less chance of chronic diseases, better concentration and performance, and better weight control.

We have compared the sugar content per serve to teaspoons of sugar, and highlighted the percentage of sugar per 100g.

Label-reading tips

*These cereals contain dried fruit. While dried fruit naturally adds sugar, it’s a good idea to check the ingredients list to see what other sugars have been added.

We have used the serve sizes suggested by the manufacturer. These range from 1/3 cup for the denser mueslis to 1 cup for the lighter cereals.

Tip: Instead of sprinkling sugar on your cereal, slice a banana or add berries for sweetness and extra nutrients.

(Products listed in order from best to worst.)

Harraways Rolled Oats

0.5g sugar per 45g serve
= 1% sugar

Sanitarium Gluten Free Weet-Bix

0.7g sugar per 2 biscuit serve
= 2% sugar

Vogel’s Café-Style Light Luxury Nuts & Seeds

3.1g sugar per 45g serve
= 7% sugar

Uncle Tobys Cheerios 4 Wholegrains

4.4g sugar per 30g serve
= 15% sugar

Kellogg’s All-Bran Original

7.5g sugar per 45g serve
= 17% sugar

WeightWatchers Berry Flakes*

8.1g sugar per 45g serve
= 18% sugar

Hubbards Simply Toasted Muesli Original*

8.9g sugar per 50g serve
=18% sugar

Brookfarm Cranberry Macadamia Toasted Muesli*

10g sugar per 50g serve
= 20% sugar

Pams Lite & Fruity Tropical*

11.6g sugar per 40g serve
= 29% sugar

Alison Holst Rise & Shine*

19.1g sugar per 50g serve
= 38% sugar

First published: April 2017

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