How Many Grams Of Fat Are In A Teaspoon Of Sugar?


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None! Yes, that's right, sugar does not contain fat.

Food molecules are made from three main types of macromolecules:

1) Carbohydrates
2) Proteins
3) Lipids

The carbohydrates are mainly sugars and starches. Oils and fats are from the lipid group. In many foods, we will find a different concentration of each of the three macromolecules. If you eat a peanut butter sandwich, there will be protein and oil in the peanut butter and carbohydrates in the bread.

However, there are some compounds that contain only one type of macromolecule. If you buy a pack of vegetable oil, it only contains lipids.

Similarly, sugar is 'sucrose' which is a small carbohydrate. Therefore, sugar is completely a carbohydrate and does not contain any fat. However, that does not mean it would not contribute to weight gain. That is because sugar is very rich in energy and whenever your body has excess energy, it converts it into fat.

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