Updated 24 June 2015

SA's most sugary sauce?

South Africa is the third fattest country in the world, and our love of sweet things is partly to blame for this. 

But it's not only the sugar we add to our foods and drinks that is to blame - sugar often hides in canned, bottled and processed foods.

We took a selection of the country's most popular sauces, from tomato sauce to chutney, and compared the amount of sugar in them to that in a can of Coke.

Obviously one wouldn't eat a can's worth of sauce in one go, but with the sweetest sauce containing more than 4 times the amount of sugar per 100ml than Coke, it doesn't take much before you've consumed a pretty serious amount of sugar. 

Take a look at our infographic that shows which sauce may taste savoury, but hides the most sugar.


Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Exercise benefits for seniors »

Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running

Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness

When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them.