Did you know that like most meats, chicken contain no sugars? If you choose a medium serving of roast chicken this traffic light label shows this will work out as 247 calories, or 12% of the Reference Intake (RI) for calories.
If you also have a portion of roast potatoes this will count for 12% of the Reference Intake (RI) for calories and just 3% of the RI for sugars.
Moving on to the vegetables, the sugars in the peas come from the naturally occurring sugars found in the peas themselves. An 80g serving counts as one of your 5-A-Day and provides just 71 of your suggested daily calories.
You may be surprised to know that carrots contain three types of natural sugars – sucrose, glucose and fructose. An 80g serving of sliced carrots count as one of your 5-A-Day and contains 5.6g sugars (6% of the Reference Intake for sugars).
Most of the sugars in this stuffing ball come from the dried breadcrumbs and the onion used for seasoning. One stuffing ball contains 65 calories (3% of the Reference Intake (RI) for calories) and 1.1g of sugars (1% of the RI for sugars).
If you pour chicken gravy over your roast dinner, you can see from the label that for every six tablespoons, you’ll add 45 calories (2% of the reference Intake (RI) for calories), and 0.7g of sugars (1% of the RI for sugars).
Per person, this roast chicken dinner contains a total of 689 calories (35% of the Reference Intake for calories), and 10.8g of sugars (12% of the RI for sugars).