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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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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


4:44AM PDT on Sep 10, 2014


4:13AM PDT on Sep 10, 2014

Interesting! Thankyou for sharing :)

7:10AM PDT on Sep 5, 2014

great ! thanks

3:30AM PDT on Sep 5, 2014

Merci Mégan et bonne journée

9:10AM PDT on Sep 2, 2014

Interesting article, thank you!

3:09PM PDT on Aug 30, 2014


10:40AM PDT on Aug 25, 2014

I eat a lot of berries, all kinds, some pit fruit-- but always include a apple. Probably will continue to eat an apple, since I don't have a lot, if any, processed food on a daily basis. I read recently on Care2 that people that eat 5 apples a week have better lung function and I like that since I'm active. Thanks, Megan.

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