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Cancer’s Favorite Ingredient

The Fructose in Fruit

Fruits are good sources of nutrients and fiber, but some contain a significant payload of fructose, too. Here’s a low-to-high listing of some commonly eaten fruits (grams of fructose in bold):


  • Peaches 1 cup, 154 g 2.36 g
  • Clementines 2 fruits, 148 g 2.42 g
  • Raspberries 1 cup, 123 g 2.89 g


  • Pineapples 1 cup, 165 g 3.50 g
  • Grapefruit 1 cup, 230 g 4.07 g


  • Bananas 1 cup, 150 g 7.28 g
  • Apples 1 cup, 125 g 7.37 g
  • Mangoes 1 cup, 165 g 7.72 g
  • Pears 1 fruit, 148 g 9.22 g

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4:07AM PDT on Oct 28, 2014


8:49AM PDT on Oct 10, 2014

Thank you for the reminder to keep avoiding sweets

6:27AM PDT on Oct 9, 2014

Thanks for the info

6:19AM PDT on Oct 9, 2014

Thank you for the article.

7:40PM PDT on Oct 6, 2014


3:33AM PDT on Sep 28, 2014

So, some discrimination needed as to what to eat. . .

2:21PM PDT on Sep 25, 2014

Apples are good :) Fructose is bad :( Apples are high in fructose :( Chris is confused :-O

7:28PM PDT on Sep 17, 2014

what happened to a apple a day to keep the Doctor away???

6:33AM PDT on Sep 15, 2014

So on the same day, Care2 has articles about the wonders of apples for preventing cancer and another article about how high fructose is deadly and apples are on the "high" list. Crazy!

6:31PM PDT on Sep 13, 2014


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