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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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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.

1:13AM PDT on Aug 25, 2014


1:47PM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

I'm so confused, what ever happened to the good old adage of "An Apple a Day, helps keep the Doctor away"??...Now I find out that a research team at UCLA has determined that Fructose is even more VILLAINOUS than previously believed, and my beloved APPLE is one fruits with the highest FRUCTOSE content???
WHAT can we still eat without having to worry about the detrimental effect on our HEALTH???

9:27AM PDT on Aug 24, 2014

Thank you :)

5:06PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

thank you

6:34PM PDT on Aug 17, 2014

Agreed, Robert B, fruit is healthy and wonderful to eat. Certainly, a lot healthier than the highly processed sugar treats that are sold out there.

Have been enjoying a lot of peaches recently, one of my favourite fruits.

2:54PM PDT on Aug 17, 2014

This article almost seems to be insinuating that natural fructose is the same as high fructose corn syrup and as bad as refined sugar, which is not the case. True, diabetics have to watch out when eating fruits with high fructose content and should stay away from fruit juices. But for the rest of us eating a natural fruit is much different and healthier than eating REFINED sugars.

9:33PM PDT on Aug 14, 2014

Thank you for info.

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