Froot Loops is a cereal made by Kellogg’s that has traditionally been marketed toward kids. Its vibrant colors, fruity flavors, and fun mascot known as Toucan Sam help contribute to keeping customers coming back for more.
However, one of the major factors behind this cereal’s popularity is its sugar content. This article discusses the amount of sugar in Froot Loops and compares it to other popular kids’ cereals. Before you leave we think you will have a clear answer to how much sugar is in Froot Loops.
Let’s get into the information!
Froot Loops Sugar Content
A 1 1/3 cup (39g) serving of Kellogg’s Froot Loops (cereal only with no milk) has 12 grams of total sugar. All of the sugar is added to it and is not naturally occurring from an ingredient. See the ingredients section below for additional details.
Here are the full nutrition facts for this cereal:
|Serving Size||1 1/3 Cup (39g)|
|Includes 12g Added Sugars||12g|
|Vitamin D||2mcg, 10% DV|
|Calcium||0mg, 0% DV|
|Folate (45 mcg Folic Acid)||80mcg, 20%|
Note that the addition of milk to Froot Loops will provide the body with natural sugar from the lactose in it. There is no added sugar in traditional white milk.
If you add a cup (8 ounces) of 2% milk to your Froot Loops, for example, you will consume an additional 12 grams of natural sugar but no additional added sugar.
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Froot Loops Ingredients
A review of the ingredient in Kellogg’s Froot Loops reveals that it is sweetened with added sugar. Sugar is used in cereal not only for sweetness but also to preserve and provides texture to some cereals.
As you can see below, sugar appears second on the ingredient list. This means that it is the second most predominant ingredient found in Froot Loops.
Kellogg’s Froot Loops Ingredients: Corn flour blend (whole grain yellow corn flour, degerminated yellow corn flour), sugar, wheat flour, whole grain oat flour, modified food starch, contains 2% or less of vegetable oil (hydrogenated coconut, soybean and/or cottonseed), oat fiber, maltodextrin, salt, soluble corn fiber, natural flavor, red 40, yellow 5, blue 1, yellow 6, BHT for freshness. Vitamins and Minerals: Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), reduced iron, niacinamide, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B1 (thiamin hydrochloride), folic acid, vitamin D3, vitamin B12.
Sugar: Froot Loops vs Other Popular Cereals
The table below reflects the sugar in Froot Loops compared to other popular cereals. The sugar in Froot Loops is similar to many of its competitors when comparing servings of roughly the same size.
Be aware that the table reflects data for the cereal only. Again, the addition of milk will increase the total sugar amount but not the added sugar.
|Cereal||Serving Size||Total Sugar(g)||Added Sugar(g)||Calories|
|Kellogg’s Froot Loops||1 1/3 Cup (39g)||12g||12g||150|
|Fruity Pebbles||1 Cup (36g)||12g||12g||140|
|Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes||1 Cup (37g)||12g||12g||130|
|Honey Nut Cheerios||1 Cup (37g)||12g||12g||140|
|Honey Bunches of Oats With Almonds||1 Cup (42g)||9g||8g||170|
|Cinnamon Toast Crunch||1 Cup (41g)||12g||12g||170|
|Trix||1 1/4 Cup (39g)||12g||12g||160|
|Cap ‘n Crunch||1 Cup (38g)||17g||17g||150|
|Kix – Original||1 1/2 Cup (40g)||4g||4g||160|
|Lucky Charms||1 Cup (36g)||12g||12g||140|
Froot Loops & Daily Recommended Sugar
The USDA/HHS Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that we consume only 10% of total calories from added sugar. So on a 2,000-calorie diet, you would be allowed a maximum of 200 calories to come from added sugars. This means that a person on a 2,000-calorie daily diet would be able to consume a maximum of 50 grams of added sugars.
The math on the above is (2000 calories per day x 10% = 200 calories of maximum added sugar. 200 calories/4 calories per gram of sugar = 50 maximum grams of added sugar per day.
A serving size of Froot Loops won’t put most people over their maximum recommended added sugar. However, it will greatly reduce the amount of added sugar you will be able to consume if you are following the Dietary Guidelines outlined above. This is particularly true if you’re on a lower-calorie diet such as 1,200 calories a day.