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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