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Fruits with Most Sugar

Fruits-with-most-sugarThere's more sugar lurking in fruit than you think. Find out which fruits have more sugar than others.

We try to avoid things we know blatantly have a lot of sugar: Candy, ice cream and chocolate are among the three we all know we should stay away from when we're dieting. And, in an effort to nix these sweets, they're usually replaced with fruits.

But, what most people don't know is some fruits contain just as much sugar as certain sweets! 

Find out which fruits have the most sugar.


Fruits With The Most Sugar

  • Red seedless grapes: 1 serving contains 20g of sugar
  • Cantaloupe: 1 cup of cubes contains 13g of sugar 
  • 1 large apple: 23g of sugar
  • 1 large banana: 17g of sugar
  • 1 large peace: 15g of sugar
  • Strawberries: 1 serving is 7g of sugar

Fruit Compared to Candy

  • 1 regular Snickers bar: 30g of sugar
  • 1 package of 2 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups: 20g of sugar
  • 1 bag of original Skittles: 47g of sugar
  • Take 5 candy bar: 18g of sugar

So, just because some fruits contain the same, or similar sugar, to some candy bars, it doesn't mean you should go back to eating candy for a snack. Obviously, fruit is ALWAYS the better option. There's a big difference between natural sugar in fruit and artificial sugar in candy bars. But, this just goes to show that you should try to limit your intake of certain fruits.

Just keep these numbers in your mind when choosing what to eat. 

Monica Kucera


About the author

Monica Kucera is a graduate of DePaul University and currently an Account Coordinator MACLYN. She also has her personal training certification through NASM and loves helping people reach their fitness goals! She has previously worked for Chicago Sun-Times Media and interned with NBC Chicago.

Kucera has also written for The Chicago Sun-Times Pioneer Press, Red Line Project, Abroad 101 blog and The DePaulia, DePaul's student newspaper. She received an Online News Association award for her attribution covering the G8 Summit for The Red Line Project.

Personally, Kucera loves hiking, cooking and crafting DIY projects!