Which Fruits Contain the Most Sugar?

  • Fruit is incredibly nutritious with fibre, no fat and moderate in calories. But all fruit contains natural sugars which increase calories and can lead to excess weight gain which can cause chronic disease.
  • The fruits with the most sugars are mangoes – one having 45 GM of sugar.  Not ideal for weight loss.
  • Grapes and cherries are next on the list with about 20 GM’s per cup. Too easy to just pop in your mouth and lose count.  Try freezing them for a treat that takes longer to eat.
  • A Pear, banana, wedge of watermelon and 2 figs contains about 16 gm of sugar   Slice just a few pieces over top your cereal or yoghurt.
  • Those fruits with at least half the sugar are fibre filled strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, cantaloupe, and melon.  They help keep you full longer!