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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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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.

9:32PM PDT on Aug 14, 2014

Thank you for info.

8:29AM PDT on Aug 10, 2014

good to remember

5:27AM PDT on Aug 9, 2014

I feel better since I do not eat sweets

8:17AM PDT on Aug 6, 2014

Very interesting.. Thank you

7:02AM PDT on Aug 6, 2014

Thank you!

8:54AM PDT on Jul 31, 2014

Ok thank you.

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