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Photos show the surprising amount of sugar in 14 of America's favorite condiments

Photos show the surprising amount of sugar in 14 of America's favorite condiments
  • Some condiments contain more sugar than you might expect.
  • A 20-ounce bottle of Heinz tomato ketchup contains about two-thirds of a cup of sugar.
  • One serving size of duck sauce contains 11 grams of sugar.

The average American consumes about 77 grams of sugar per day. Some of that sugar comes from dips, sauces, and spreads containing more of it than one might expect.

Here are 10 photos that show how much sugar is in commonly used condiments.

A 20-ounce bottle of Heinz tomato ketchup contains about two-thirds of a cup of sugar.

A 20-ounce bottle of Heinz tomato ketchup contains about two-thirds of a cup of sugar.
Heinz tomato ketchup. Hollis Johnson/Insider

There are 4 grams of sugar per tablespoon of ketchup.

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A 16-ounce bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing contains 1.25 tablespoons of sugar.

A 16-ounce bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing contains 1.25 tablespoons of sugar.
Hidden Valley Ranch dressing. Hollis Johnson/Insider

There is 1 gram of sugar in every 2 tablespoon-sized servings of dressing.

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There is about 1 tablespoon of sugar in a 15.5-ounce jar of Tostitos chunky medium salsa.

There is about 1 tablespoon of sugar in a 15.5-ounce jar of Tostitos chunky medium salsa.
Tostitos salsa. Hollis Johnson/Insider

Two tablespoons of salsa contain 1 gram of sugar.

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A 24-ounce bottle of Mrs. Butterworth's original maple syrup contains around 2.75 cups of sugar.

A 24-ounce bottle of Mrs. Butterworth's original maple syrup contains around 2.75 cups of sugar.
Mrs. Butterworth's maple syrup. Hollis Johnson/Insider

Two tablespoons of syrup contain 22 grams of sugar.

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There's around a cup of sugar in a 19-ounce bottle of Jack Daniel's barbecue sauce.

There's around a cup of sugar in a 19-ounce bottle of Jack Daniel's barbecue sauce.
Jack Daniel's barbecue sauce. Hollis Johnson/Insider

Two tablespoons of barbecue sauce contain 13 grams of sugar.

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An eight-ounce bottle of Ortega mild taco sauce contains around 1 tablespoon of sugar.

An eight-ounce bottle of Ortega mild taco sauce contains around 1 tablespoon of sugar.
Ortega taco sauce. Hollis Johnson/Insider

A tablespoon of taco sauce contains 1 gram of sugar.

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A 15-ounce bottle of Lea & Perrins original Worcestershire sauce contains just under half a cup of sugar.

A 15-ounce bottle of Lea & Perrins original Worcestershire sauce contains just under half a cup of sugar.
Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce. Hollis Johnson/Insider

One teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce contains 1 gram of sugar.

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A 16-ounce jar of Mt. Olive sweet relish contains around half a cup of sugar.

A 16-ounce jar of Mt. Olive sweet relish contains around half a cup of sugar.
Mt. Olive sweet relish. Hollis Johnson/Insider

One tablespoon of relish contains 3 grams of sugar.

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A 40-ounce jar of Gold's duck sauce contains 2 cups of sugar.

A 40-ounce jar of Gold's duck sauce contains 2 cups of sugar.
Gold's duck sauce. Hollis Johnson/Insider

A serving size of 2 tablespoons contains 11 grams of sugar.

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