Understanding the sugar content in fruits

Understanding the sugar content in fruits

While whole fruits are very nutritious and have amazing health benefits, they do contain sugar. Some fruits contain a lot more than others!

If you’re on a low-carb diet or trying to lose some weight, having foods with lots of sugar is not recommended. Don’t get us wrong, of course having fruit is much healthier and better for you than having processed sugary foods/ snacks. But it’s worth considering the number of fruits you eat and finding a balance between the higher and lower sugar options. Here’s a list of fruits with low, medium, and high sugar content to help you along the way:

Fruits lowest in sugar:

  • Lemon and lime
  • Rhubarb
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Cranberries

Fruits low to medium in sugar:

  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupes
  • Honeydew melons
  • Apples
  • Apricots (Fresh)
  • Grapefruit

Fruits with medium-high sugar:

  • Plums
  • Oranges
  • Kiwi
  • Pears
  • Pineapple

Fruits with highest sugar:

  • Tangerines
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Pomegranates
  • Bananas
  • Dried fruit (raisins, dried apricots, prunes, etc.)

(Source: Shared directly from here.)

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