Which Fruits Contain Most Sugar?

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Which Fruits Contain Most Sugar?

Eating healthy does not mean that you should just drop those delicious burgers and fries and maintain a diet solely based on fruits and vegetables. It is about knowing what you are eating and staying fit.

One mistake that many health-conscious people make is they do not keep a check on their sugar intake. They avoid soft drinks, chocolates, and sweets, but forget about the sugar they consume through fruits. We are not arguing that fruits aren’t good for you, just that some of these have astounding amounts of sugar that you should know. Check out the ten fruits with highest sugar content.

#1. Figs

Sugar per 100 Grams: 16.3 Grams

Only a few things in the world can match the sweetness of a mouthful of figs. Every medium-sized fig contains about 8 grams of sugar, which means, three of these and you have had your quota of sugar as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Since the fruit is high in fiber and potassium and has many health benefits, do not refrain yourself entirely from having it, just do not eat loads.


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#2. Grapes

Sugar per 100 Grams: 16.3 Grams

Grapes and figs are tied for the first position as both of these contain about 16.3 grams of sugar in a serving of 100 grams. We do love having a bowl full of grapes during summers and popping one into our mouth every few seconds, but it practically small spoons of sugar that we are pouring.


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#3. Litchi 

Sugar per 100 Grams: 15.2 Grams

The small, juicy litchis tickle our taste buds as well as provide us a sense of refreshment during the summer season. But this delicious fruit also has about 15.2 percent sugar in it.


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#4. Pomegranate 

Sugar per 100 Grams: 13.7  

Pomegranates are replete with nutrients like fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate, potassium as well as sugar. A 100-gram serving of this fruit has about 83 calories, 18.7 grams carbs, 4 grams of fiber and 1.7 grams protein.  


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#5. Mango 

Sugar per 100 Grams: 13.7 Grams 

Alphonso, dasehri, langra, neelam or safeda, we surely love every kind that’s out there, but if you were wondering about how much sugar mango has, which you single-handedly devoured after you have had your complete meal, the answer is about 45 grams.  


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#6. Cherry 

Sugar per 100 Grams: 12.8 grams 

Those sweet, succulent cherries do look inviting with their red gloss, and we could just gallop them all day, just like that, one after the other. But go a little easy the next time you prepare a cherry pie or a trifle as these are setting you back on your health goals with every bite.  


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#7. Banana 

Sugar per 100 Grams: 12.2 Grams 

Bananas are an excellent source of fiber, potassium, vitamin B-6 and vitamin. As a green banana ripens, the starch content turns into sugar. One banana has about 100 calories, so these are among the most calorie-dense fruits on this list. That is why many doctors recommend bananas for an instant kick of energy.


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#8. Apple 

Sugar per 100 Grams: 11.7  

How many times have you heard “An apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Did you ever notice that they focussed on the number of apples there? An Apple is undoubtedly among the healthiest food you can eat.


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#9. Tangerine

Sugar per 100 Grams: 10.6

Tangerines are good for your lovely smile in the way that they are high in vitamin C, which reduces the likeliness of gingivitis, which is characterized by inflamed gums. A suitable amount of tangerine also keeps you young as it has plenty of antioxidants.


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#10. Pears

Sugar per 100 Grams: 10.2 Grams

Among the many benefits of pears are the improvement in digestion and intestinal health, enhancement of the immune system, help in blood circulation and increased RBC count, and assist the body in the healing process. With about 57 calories per 100 grams, it rests at the number 10 spot on our list.


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