15 Fruits Lowest in Calories

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15 Fruits Lowest in Calories

Fruits are one of the healthiest and most nutrient dense food groups: they are a great source of fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and water. They are also one of the lowest calorie foods and are therefore great for anyone trying to lose weight.

Not all fruits are created equal, however. Some are higher in natural sugars, and calories than others.

The list below is designed to provide you with the lowest-calorie fruits. These include strawberries, peaches, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, grapes, blackberries, and papaya. For more, see the complete nutrient ranking of fruits low in calories.

List of Low Calorie Fruits

Strawberries1 Strawberries
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
53 calories32 calories
Half a peach2 Peaches
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
60 calories39 calories
A cantaloupe with a cantaloupe wedge3 Cantaloupe
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
60 calories34 calories
Honeydew Melon4 Honeydew Melon
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
61 calories36 calories
Grapes5 Grapes
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
62 calories67 calories
Blackberries on the stem6 Blackberries
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
62 calories43 calories
Papayas7 Papaya
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
62 calories43 calories
A bunch of raspberries8 Raspberries
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
64 calories52 calories
Apples9 Apples
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
65 calories52 calories
Sliced Grapefruit10 Grapefruit
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
74 calories32 calories
Half an apricot11 Apricots
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
74 calories48 calories
Plums12 Plums
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
76 calories46 calories
Pineapples13 Pineapple
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
83 calories50 calories
Blueberries14 Blueberries
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
84 calories57 calories
Slices of orange15 Oranges
Calories per CupCalories per 100g
85 calories47 calories

About the Data

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

You can check our data against the USDA by clicking the (Source) link at the bottom of each food listing.

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About Nutrient Targets

Setting targets can provide a guide to healthy eating.

Some of the most popular targets include:
  • Daily Value (%DV) - The daily value (%DV) is a general guideline for consumption that will prevent deficiency of a particular nutrient in most people. The %DV refers to the percentage of an amount that's found in a single serving of a food. It also accounts for absorption factors. It is set by the U.S. FDA.
  • Recommended Dietary Allowance (%RDA) - The RDA sets an average daily dietary intake level that is sufficient to meet the nutrient requirements of nearly all (97.5%) healthy individuals. It's more specific than the daily value, and varies by age and gender. The RDA is set by the US National Instutites of Health.
  • Reference Dietary Intake (%RDI) -The reference dietary intake is similar to the recommended daily allowance, but is specific to age and gender. The RDI for amino acids is set by the U.N. World Health Organization.
  • Adequate Intake (%AI) - This value is primarily used in reference to omega-3 and omega-6 fats. The Adequate Intake is set by the U.S. Institute of Medicine. Because there is less evidence to determine the ideal targets for consumption of these nutrients, the specific amount is considered to be less reliable. Using the term Adequate Intake, rather than one of the other terms, helps to emphasize that the ideal intake of that particular nutrient has not yet been scientifically determined.

See the Guide to Recommended Daily Intakes for more information.

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Data Sources and References

  1. U.S. Agricultural Research Service Food Data Central
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