Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Which Fruits Have the Most Sugar?

Fruit is an important, and delicious, part of our diet. Full of fiber, antioxidants and other phytochemicals, fresh fruit is a great source of sustainable energy. Whole fruit contains fiber and other nutrients, which allow the body to feel more full and to absorb the sugar slowly over time.
Some fruit choices, however, might be better than others. Since dried fruit and fruit juice contain a higher-concentrated sugar content, whole fresh fruit is generally a better option. Many people today consume an excess of sugar, which can cause inflammation, weight gain and a host of other problems. Prioritizing low-sugar fruit can help keep your overall sugar consumption in check.
The list below shows where fruits rank on the sugar-content spectrum. Sugar and carb counts vary based on growing conditions, species and ripeness. 
Fruits Lowest in Sugar
-Lemon and Lime
-Rhubarb
-Raspberries
-Blackberries
-Cranberries
Fruits Low to Medium in Sugar
-Strawberries
-Casaba Melon
-Papaya
-Watermelon
-Peaches
-Nectarines
-Blueberries
-Cantaloupes
-Honeydew melons
-Apples
-Guavas
-Apricots (fresh, not dried)
-Grapefruit
Fruits with Medium-High Sugar Content
-Plums
-Oranges
-Kiwi
-Pears
-Pineapple
Fruits with Highest Sugar Content
-Tangerines
-Cherries
-Grapes
-Pomegranates
-Mangoes
-Figs
-Bananas
-Dried fruit (raisins, dried apricots, prunes)

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