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Top 15 Fruits Highest in Sugar

Written by Daisy Whitbread, MScN
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Top 15 Fruits Highest in Sugar

If there is one thing nutritionists agree upon, it is that consumption of sugar should be kept to a limit. Since fruits are high in water, fiber, and vitamins, they are much better than other high sugar foods. Even so, a person looking to lose weight, or cut back on sugar and carbs, would do well to limit the number of high sugar fruits they eat.

Fruits high in sugar include litchis, passion-fruit, pomegranates, mangos, cherries, oranges, kiwifruit, grapes, guavas, and bananas. In the listing, both the grams of sugar and teaspoons of sugar per serving of each fruit are given. A packed teaspoon of granulated sugar is equal to 4 grams.

Below is a list of fresh fruits high in sugar, for more see the extended lists of less common fruits high in sugar, dried fruits high in sugar, and the unfiltered list of over 100 fruits high in sugar.

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List of Fruits High in Sugar

1 Litchis (Lychees)
2 Passion-Fruit (Granadilla)
Passion Fruit
3 Pomegranate
4 Mangos
5 Cherries
6 Oranges
Slices of orange
7 Kiwifruit
Slices of kiwifruit
8 Grapes
9 Guavas
Half a guava
10 Bananas
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11 Pears
12 Apples
13 Peaches
Half a peach
14 Papaya
15 Nectarines

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Less Common Fruits High in Sugar

#1 Tamarind47g (11.8 tsp) in 1 cup pulp
#2 Fried Plantains37g (9.3 tsp) in 1 cup
#3 Mamey Sapote35g (8.8 tsp) in 1 cup
#4 Jackfruit31g (7.8 tsp) in 1 cup
#5 Soursop30g (7.5 tsp) in 1 cup
#6 Breadfruit24g (6 tsp) in 1 cup
#7 Persimmons21g (5.3 tsp) in 1 fruit
#8 Cherimoya21g (5.3 tsp) in 1 cup

Sugar in Dried Fruits

#1 Raisins98g (24.5 tsp) in 1 cup
#2 Zante Currants97g (24.3 tsp) in 1 cup
#3 Dates (Deglet Noor)93g (23.3 tsp) in 1 cup
#4 Dried Apricots69g (17.3 tsp) in 1 cup
#5 Dried Peaches67g (16.8 tsp) in 1 cup
#6 Dried Apples49g (12.3 tsp) in 1 cup
#7 Dried Bananas47g (11.8 tsp) in 1 cup

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Data Sources and References

  1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.
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