Which Fruits Have the Most Sugar?

Fruit is an important, and delicious, part of our diet. Full of fiber, antioxidants and other phytochemicals, fresh fruit is a great source of sustainable energy. Whole fruit contains fiber and other nutrients, which allow the body to feel more full and to absorb the sugar slowly over time.

Some fruit choices, however, might be better than others. Since dried fruit and fruit juice contain a higher-concentrated sugar content, whole fresh fruit is generally a better option. Many people today consume an excess of sugar, which can cause inflammation, weight gain and a host of other problems.Prioritizing low-sugar fruit can help keep your overall sugar consumption in check.

The list below shows where fruits generally rank on the sugar-content spectrum. However, the amount of sugar in a fruit canvary dependingon growing conditions, species and ripeness.

Fruits Lowest in Sugar

  • Avocado
  • Lemon and Lime
  • Rhubarb
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Cranberries

Fruits Low to Medium in Sugar

  • Strawberries
  • Melons
  • Papaya
  • Watermelon
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupes
  • Coconut
  • Apples
  • Guavas
  • Apricots (fresh, not dried)
  • Grapefruit

Fruits with Medium-High Sugar Content

  • Plums
  • Oranges
  • Kiwi
  • Pears
  • Pineapple

Fruits with Highest Sugar Content

  • Tangerines
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Pomegranates
  • Mangoes
  • Figs
  • Bananas
  • Lychee
  • Dried fruit (raisins, dried apricots, prunes)

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194 comments

Marija M
Marija M23 hours ago

The problem is I like some of those ...

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Aaron F
Aaron Fyesterday

Just eat them in sensible moderation.......

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Glennis W
Glennis Wyesterday

Very informative Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis Wyesterday

Great information and advice Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis Wyesterday

Very interesting article Thank you for caring and sharing

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Ruth G
Ruth G1 days ago

good list to make a note of.unfortunately there are a good few in the high category which are my faves including grapes.

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Lisa M
Lisa M2 days ago

Noted.

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Lisa M
Lisa M2 days ago

Noted.

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Jerome S
Jerome S6 months ago

thanks

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Jim Ven
Jim V6 months ago

thanks for sharing.

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