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glaucusb t1_jef3w86 wrote

>I think you are directionally correct on this, but I would challenge “enormous.” The sugar in a 12 oz soda is less than two apples , and a little more than two oranges. That’s more than most people eat as a serving, but not enormous imo.

This is quite wrong. A can of soda contains 39 grams of sugar. An apple on average contains 11 grams of sugar.


hphdup92 t1_jef7kx8 wrote

Is an UK apple comparable to an US apple? Whenever I am in the states, it seems like fruit is absurdly sugary.


Oehlian t1_jef8pu5 wrote

There are very different nutrition numbers between types of apples. Some types have 2.5x as much sugar as others. Probably won't change much between UK and US, but the types and prevalence might so it would affect the averages. Possibly size too.


Morsigil t1_jefaz7e wrote

I decided to look into this. The answer seems to be maybe there is a bit more sugar, but it's probably more likely they taste sweeter because they're bred to be less bitter/sour rather than increasing their sugar content, which is quite hard to do. Go to the link to James Wong's Twitter post near the end of the article to get his (above) take.,been%20a%2054%25%20sugar%20increase.


android_windows t1_jefjx2o wrote

Depends on the variety. The bag of Sweetango apples in my fridge say they have 16g sugar per 154g apple. This is a newer variety that is sweeter than some of the older varieties.


spackletr0n t1_jefchta wrote

I saw another label that said 19 grams of sugar per apple. So there is variability. At any rate, even 3.5 apples is not “enormous” in my book.