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Help Figure Out This Labelling Quandary?

opinionatedchef | Dec 18, 201410:11 PM

This is a pretty straightforward question. After doing some CH research on Instant Ginger 'Tea'from Indonesia, I have been having it as my go-to beverage. The only problem is that it is pre-sweetened and the sugar can't be removed and I can't find Instant Unsweetened.

When I looked today to see how MUCH sugar was in it, I found some confusing data. The nutrition panel on the box says there are two ingredients:ginger and rock sugar. Each packet is 18 gms. (one serving makes 8 ounces tea)and 17 gms of carbohydrates,made up of 4 gms sugar (1 tsp.)and 70 calories. BUT all the other web-data says sugar has 100 calories for 24 gms of sugar (6 tsp.)
Is the Indonesian data just plain incorrect? or what have I misunderstood?
Thx for any help!

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