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

Litchis1 Litchis (Lychees)
  • 29g (7.2 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 46g (11.5 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 15% sugar
Passion Fruit2 Passion-Fruit (Granadilla)
  • 26g (6.6 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 23g (5.8 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 11% sugar
Pomegranate3 Pomegranate
  • 24g (5.9 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 33g (8.2 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 14% sugar
Mangoes4 Mangos
  • 23g (5.6 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 46g (11.4 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 14% sugar
Cherries5 Cherries
  • 20g (4.9 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 41g (10.2 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 13% sugar
Slices of orange6 Oranges
  • 17g (4.2 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 40g (9.9 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 9% sugar
Slices of kiwifruit7 Kiwifruit
  • 16g (4 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 29g (7.4 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 9% sugar
Grapes8 Grapes
  • 15g (3.7 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 49g (12.1 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 16% sugar
Half a guava9 Guavas
  • 15g (3.7 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 26g (6.6 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 9% sugar
Bananas10 Bananas
  • 14g (3.6 tsp) sugar per cup sliced
  • 27g (6.9 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 12% sugar
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Pears11 Pears
  • 14g (3.4 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 34g (8.6 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 10% sugar
Apples12 Apples
  • 13g (3.2 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 40g (10 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 10% sugar
Half a peach13 Peaches
  • 13g (3.2 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 43g (10.8 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 8% sugar
Papayas14 Papaya
  • 11g (2.8 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 36g (9.1 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 8% sugar
Nectarines15 Nectarines
  • 11g (2.8 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 36g (9 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 8% sugar

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Less Common Fruits High in Sugar

#1 TamarindINF% DV (47g) per cup pulp
#2 Fried PlantainsINF% DV (37g) per cup
#3 Mamey SapoteINF% DV (35g) per cup
#4 JackfruitINF% DV (31g) per cup
#5 SoursopINF% DV (30g) per cup
#6 BreadfruitINF% DV (24g) per cup
#7 PersimmonsINF% DV (21g) per fruit
#8 CherimoyaINF% DV (21g) per cup

Sugar in Dried Fruits

#1 RaisinsINF% DV (98g) per cup
#2 Zante CurrantsINF% DV (97g) per cup
#3 Dates (Deglet Noor)INF% DV (93g) per cup
#4 Dried ApricotsINF% DV (69g) per cup
#5 Dried PeachesINF% DV (67g) per cup
#6 Dried ApplesINF% DV (49g) per cup
#7 Dried BananasINF% DV (47g) per cup
#20 Dried Sweetened MangoINF% DV (66g) per cup

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Data Sources and References

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