The Sugar Of Sugar And Sugar

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Percent Sugar Lab
Purpose: To determine the percent of sugar in soda, produce, or other grocery product.
Introduction: Every day people eat food to provide them with nutrients that they need to survive. Food supplies a person with energy, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals they need for life. But do people consider how much sugar is in the food and drinks they ingest? In this lab the student calculated the amount of sugar found in foods and drinks they ingested every day to find that they were consuming too much sugar. In addition to this task, the student was then able to target the food or drinks that they were consuming that had the most sugar, the foods or drinks that they should eat or drink less of.
Procedure: The nutritional facts from actual items found in the kitchen or grocery store were used to calculate the percent of sugar in food and drinks. Three drinks, fruits or vegetables, and four other food products were chosen by the student. The student collected the information about these items using the nutritional facts found on the package. The ten items were recorded in the data table below. The mass of one serving size of each item was recorded in the table below. The mass of sugar in one serving size of each item was recorded in the table below.
Data:
Grocery Item Mass (g) of 1 serving Mass of sugar (g) in 1 serving % Sugar
Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk 7.5 g 0 g 0%
Chocolate Chip Cookie Coffee Creamer 8.75 g 1.25 g 14.28%
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