How Many Carbs in Sugar

Sugar is primarily composed of carbohydrates and the most common type of sugar is sucrose. Each gram of sugar contains approximately 4 calories.

 1 teaspoon contains approximately 4 grams of carbohydrates.

Granulated sugar 

Similar to granulated sugar, it contains about 4 grams of carbohydrates per teaspoon.

Brown sugar

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Contains about 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon.


Contains about 13 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon.

Maple syrup

Contains varying amounts of fructose and glucose, typically higher in fructose.

High-fructose corn syrup

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