Fruit sugar – do you need to be wary?

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If you’re healthy and fit you really don’t have to worry about fructose – simply enjoy seasonal fruits in moderation and you’ll be fine.

If, however, you have a problem with blood sugars it’s a good idea to limit high sugar fruits and to fill up or snack on veggies instead.

Here’s a list of fruit with the sugar content so you can make informed choices:

Fruits Lowest in Sugar

  • Small Amounts of Lemon or Lime
  • Rhubarb
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Cranberries

Fruits Low to Medium in Sugar

  • Strawberries
  • Papaya
  • Watermelon
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Blueberries
  • Rockmelon
  • Honeydew
  • Apples
  • Guavas
  • Apricots
  • Grapefruit

Fruits Fairly High in Sugar

  • Plums
  • Oranges
  • Kiwifruit
  • Pears
  • Pineapple

Fruits Very High in Sugar

  • Tangerines
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Pomegranates
  • Mangos
  • Figs
  • Bananas
  • Dried Fruit, such as dates, raisins, dried apricots, and prunes
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