Low Sugar Fruits

Fruits are essential ingredients for a balanced healthy diet. Most of us do not eat enough fruits and vegetables on a daily basis to capture the health benefits from eating these natural food powerhouses. Dried fruit is an excellent source of nutrients, but is higher in sugar content due to the dehydration process used in preparation.

For those following a low-carb diet, read below carefully to select proper fruit choices and avoid fruits high in natural sugar content.

Low Sugar Fruits

Fruits Lowest in Sugar

The fruits with the lowest sugar content are easy to predict. Limes, lemons, rhubarb, raspberries and blackberries are all among the lowest sugar containing fruits. These fruits are excellent for infusing drinks with extra flavor, desserts and eating raw.

Fruits Low to Medium in Sugar

Fruits in this category include blueberries, cantaloupes, casaba melon, watermelons, nectarines, papaya, peaches and strawberries. These are the best choices for anyone working to lose weight and stick to a carbohydrate restricted diet plan. Other choices include apples, grapefruit, honeydew melons, guavas and apricots.

High Sugar Fruits

Fruits fairly high in sugar

Those include oranges, kiwifruit, pears, pineapple and plums. Pineapples and plums are commonly dried and are a popular snack food.

Fruits very high in sugar

Fruits in this category are cherries, grapes, figs, bananas, mangos, figs, tangerines and pomegranates. Dried fruits, including dates, raisins, apricots and prunes, are very high in sugar content.

Sugar Contents in Common Fruits

Fresh Fruits (85 g)

Total Sugar (g)

Apple

8.8

Apricot

7.9

Banana

10.4

Blueberries

8.5

Cantaloupe

6.7

Cherries

10.9

Elderberries

7

Figs

13.8

Grapefruit

5.9

Guava

7.6

Grapes

13.2

Kiwifruit

9.5

Jackfruit

7.5

Lemon

2.5

Lime

0.4

Mango

12.6

Nectarine

6.7

Orange

9.2

Passion Fruit

11.2

Papaya

5

Peach

7.1

Pear

10.3

Plum

8.4

Pineapple

8.4

Pomegranate

10

Raspberries

8.8

Strawberries

4.2

Watermelon

5.3

Dried Fruits (100g)

Total Sugar (g)

Dates

64.2

Apricots

38.9

Figs

62.3

Mango

73

Papaya

53.5

Peaches

44.6

Pears

49

Prunes

44

Raisins

65

Golden raisins

70.6

Zante currants

70.6

 
 
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