Easy Way to Remember Low Carb Fruits

100 Acre Woods
By 100 Acre Woods Latest Reply 2011-10-23 23:24:07 -0500
Started 2011-10-20 19:22:09 -0500

Easy way to Remember Low Carb  Fruits

Low Carb Diets
By Laura Dolson, About.com Guide

Fruits vary widely in the amount of sugar they contain. For example, half a cup of raspberries contains 3.5 grams of net carb, whereas half a cup of raisins contains 61 grams. These categories of fruit are roughly in order from low to high, sugar-wise, though there are some exceptions. Here is the complete fruit list.

1. Berries - Berries are, in general, the fruits lowest in sugar — and also among the highest in antioxidants and other nutrients.

2. Summer Fruits - Melons, peaches, nectarines, and apricots are next in sugar-order.

3. Winter Fruits - Apples, pears, and citrus fruit are moderate in sugars.

4. Tropical Fruits - Pineapple, pomegranates, mangoes, bananas, and fresh figs are high in sugar (guava and papaya are lower than the others).

5. Dried Fruit - Dates, raisins, apricots, prunes, figs, and most other dried fruits are extremely high in sugar. Dried cranberries and blueberries would be low, except a lot of sugar is usually added to combat the tartness.


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hughsbayou
hughsbayou 2011-10-22 23:51:08 -0500 Report

And berries are relatively high in fiber. Love my strawberries and blueberries. I've found that the frozen ones are cheaper and were frozen at the peak of ripeness.

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