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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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10:49PM PDT on Jul 15, 2014


1:16PM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

Thank You!

7:42PM PDT on Jul 5, 2014

This is disturbing info. I always thought that all fruits were great as long as they were organic.

12:06AM PDT on Jul 3, 2014

Thanks--I eat tons of fruit which are high in sugar but healthy sugar.

3:44PM PDT on Jun 19, 2014

The first thing my naturopath in treating anyone who has been diagnosed is to a) get them off any sugar in any form and b) begin to alkalize until they test at a 7.2. Just those two things have aided very many people in beating the diagnosis.

9:10AM PDT on Jun 19, 2014


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5:02PM PDT on Jun 12, 2014

So far as I'm concerned, fresh fruit has so many nutrients, that they outweigh the fructose contained.

3:52AM PDT on Jun 10, 2014

Drink clean water whenever you can :-) Soda`s just break you down in the long term.

8:47PM PDT on Jun 8, 2014

Interesting article, I avoid the HFCS and prefer organic foods but don't really believe Murky Mercola when it comes to eating specific amounts of fruit.

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