The Top 10 Fruits Lowest in Sugar

Written by Daisy Whitbread, MScN

Fruits are high in vitamins, minerals, fiber, water, and probably several other great nutrients yet unknown to nutrition. For people wanting all those great benefits while minimizing their sugar intake, below is a list of the top 10 fruits lowest in sugar.

Low sugar fruits include olives, avocados, starfruit, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, currants, Asian pears, and casaba melon. The list below gives the grams of sugar per serving, and the number of teaspoons of sugar per serving. 1 tsp is equal to 4 grams of sugar.

While olives and avocados are high in heart-healthy fats, they are also high in calories, so are best eaten in moderation. Cranberries are typically consumed with added sugar, so read product nutrition facts and ingredients to be sure there is no added sugar.

For more information see the nutrient ranking of low sugar fruits.


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List of Low Sugar Fruits

Green Olives1 Olives
  • 0g (0 tsp) sugar in one large olive
  • 0g (0 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 0% sugar
Half an avocado2 Avocados
  • 1.3g (0.3 tsp) sugar per avocado
  • 0.8g (0.2 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 0.7% sugar
Starfruit3 Starfruit (Carambola)
  • 4.3g (1.1 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 25.7g (6.4 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 4% sugar
Cranberries4 Cranberries
  • 4.7g (1.2 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 18.6g (4.6 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 4.3% sugar
Warning: Cranberries and cranberry juice typically have a lot of added sugar.

A bunch of raspberries5 Raspberries
  • 5.4g (1.4 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 17g (4.2 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 4.4% sugar
Blackberries on the stem6 Blackberries
  • 7g (1.8 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 22.7g (5.7 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 4.9% sugar
Strawberries7 Strawberries
  • 8.1g (2 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 30.6g (7.6 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 4.9% sugar
Red Currants8 Red and White Currants
  • 8.3g (2.1 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 26.3g (6.6 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 7.4% sugar
Asian Pears9 Asian Pear
  • 8.6g (2.2 tsp) sugar per fruit
  • 33.6g (8.4 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 7.1% sugar
Casaba Melon10 Casaba Melon
  • 9.7g (2.4 tsp) sugar per cup
  • 40.6g (10.2 tsp) sugar per 200 calorie serving
  • Up to 5.7% sugar

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Data Sources and References

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