Top 10 Foods Highest in Galactose

Top 10 Foods Highest in Galactose

Galactose is a simple ‘monosaccharide’ sugar naturally occurring in milk. Joined with glucose, it forms lactose, the principal sugar in milk and dairy foods. 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 Leche1 Dulce De Leche
Galactose
per Cup
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
3.1g1g0.7g
A cup of yogurt2 Low-Fat Greek Yogurt
Galactose
per 7oz Container
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
1.3g0.6g1.8g
Cherries3 Cherries
Galactose
per Cup
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.9g0.6g1.9g
A spoon of honey4 Honey
Galactose
per Tblsp
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.7g3.1g2g
Stalks of Celery5 Celery
Galactose
per Cup Raw
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.3g0.5g6.9g
Slices of kiwifruit6 Kiwifruit
Galactose
per Cup
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.3g0.2g0.6g
A Hamburger7 Hamburger with Condiments
Galactose
per Burger
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.3g0.1g0.1g
Plums8 Plums
Galactose
per Cup
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.2g0.1g0.6g
Mozzarella9 Low-Fat Mozzarella
Galactose
per Ounce
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.2g0.8g0.5g
Half an avocado10 Avocados
Galactose
per Avocado
Galactose
per 100g
Galactose
per 200 Calories
0.2g0.1g0.1g

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About the Data

Data for the curated food lists comes from the USDA Food Data Central Repository.

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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