What foods have the most added sugars?

The majority of free sugars in Australian diets come from discretionary or occasional foods:

  • Soft drinks and sports drinks (19%)
  • Pastries, biscuits, cakes, muffins, scones and cake-type desserts (14%)
  • Fruit juice and fruit drinks (13%)
  • Sugar, honey and syrups (11.6%)
  • Confectionary and cereal/nut/fruit/seed bars (8.7%) - most are discretionary

In New Zealand, sugar and sweets are seen as the highest contributors (23%) followed by non-alcoholic beverages (16%).


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