Top 10 Foods Highest in Galactose

Top 10 Foods Highest in Galactose

Galactose is a simple sugar crucial for metabolism and energy delivery in the body. It is particularly important in early human development. (1)

Compared with glucose and fructose, galactose is not found in high quantities in any food.

Foods high in galactose include milk-based puddings, sweetened yogurt, cherries, honey, celery, kiwifruit, hamburgers (with condiments), plums, low-fat mozzarella, and avocados. (2)

List of Foods High in Galactose

Dulce De Leche

#1: Dulce De Leche

Galactose
per Cup
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
3.1g1g0.7g
A cup of yogurt

#2: Low-Fat Greek Yogurt

Galactose
per 7oz Container
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
1.3g0.6g1.8g
Cherries

#3: Cherries

Galactose
per Cup
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.9g0.6g1.9g
A spoon of honey

#4: Honey

Galactose
per Tblsp
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.7g3.1g2g
Stalks of Celery

#5: Celery

Galactose
per Cup Raw
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.3g0.5g6g
Slices of kiwifruit

#6: Kiwifruit

Galactose
per Cup
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.3g0.2g0.6g
A Hamburger

#7: Hamburger with Condiments

Galactose
per Burger
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.3g0.1g0.1g
Plums

#8: Plums

Galactose
per Cup
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.2g0.1g0.6g
Mozzarella

#9: Low-Fat Mozzarella

Galactose
per Ounce
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.2g0.8g0.5g
Half an avocado

#10: Avocados

Galactose
per Avocado
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.2g0.1g0.1g

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Data Sources and References

  1. Galactose metabolism and health. Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2015 Jul;18(4):422-7. doi: 10.1097/MCO.0000000000000189.
  2. U.S. Agricultural Research Service Food Data Central

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