Calories in Honey as Compared to Calories in Sugar

(Also Compare Sugar to Agave, Brown Sugar and Maple Syrup)

Many people will assume that there are a lot fewer calories in various sugar substitutes, but as the chart below show, most natural sugar substitutes have about the same number of calories. For example look at the first column where all sweeteners have 100 grams, and you will see that the calories in honey is about the same as the calories in sugar. 100 grams of honey has only slightly fewer calories (kcal), but remember that it also is diluted with water. All of these sugar substitutes would be considered empty calories when consumed in excess, so be careful.

Calories in Sugar
    100.0g 1 cup      1 tsp    serving packet 2.8 g serving 1 cube 2.3g  
Water g 0.02 0.04     0   0 0  
Energy kcal 387 774     16   11 9  
Protein g 0 0     0   0 0  
Total lipid (fat) g 0 0     0   0 0  
Carbohydrate, by difference g 99.98 199.96     4.2   2.8 2.3  
Fiber, total dietary g 0 0     0   0 0  
Sugars, total   99.8           2.79 2.3  
                     
Calories in Brown Sugar
    100.0g  cup packed cup unpacked cup brownulated 1 tsp packed 1 tsp unpacked      
Nutrient Unit 100.0g 220g 145g 3.2g 4.6g 3g      
Water g 1.34 2.95 1.94 0.04 0.06 0.04      
Energy kcal 380 836 551 12 17 11      
Protein g 0.12 0.26 0.17 0 0.01 0      
Total lipid (fat) g 0 0 0 0 0 0      
Carbohydrate, by difference g 98.09 215.8 142.23 3.14 4.51 2.94      
Fiber, total dietary g 0 0 0 0 0 0      
Sugars, total g 97.02 213.44 140.68 3.1 4.46 2.91      
                     
                     
                     
                     
Calories in Cane Syrup and 15% Maple
     100.0g cup             tbsp
    100.0g 315g             20g
Water g 30.1 94.82             6.02
Energy kcal 278 876             56
Protein g 0 0             0
Total lipid (fat) g 0.1 0.32             0.02
Carbohydrate, by difference g 69.52 218.99             13.9
Fiber, total dietary g 0.1 0.3             0
Sugars, total g 68.2 214.83             13.64
                     
                     
Calories in Honey
     100.0g cup             tbsp
    100.0g 339g             21g
Water g 17.1 57.97             3.59
Energy kcal 304 1031             64
Protein g 0.3 1.02             0.06
Total lipid (fat) g 0 0             0
Carbohydrate, by difference g 82.4 279.34             17.3
Fiber, total dietary g 0.2 0.7             0
Sugars, total g 82.12 278.39             17.25
                     
                     
Calories in Agave (Dried)
    100.0g                
Water g 11.64                
Energy kcal 341                
Protein g 1.71                
Total lipid (fat) g 0.69                
Carbohydrate, by difference g 81.98                
Fiber, total dietary g 15.6                
Sugars, total g 50.7                
                     
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