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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Jerome S
Jerome S3 months ago

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Jim Ven
Jim Ven3 months ago

thanks for sharing.

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Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill3 months ago

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Melania P
Melania P3 months ago

Thank you!

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Elizabeth W
Elizabeth W5 months ago

Awesome, thanks!

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Aldana W
Aldana W5 months ago

thanks, that is a good chart to keep and refer to.

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Ruth S
Ruth S5 months ago

Bananas were a surprise to me. Thanks.

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Mariana L
Mariana L5 months ago

very good article ,thanks

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Rehana VN5 months ago

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aj E
aj E5 months ago

noted.

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