Sugar in Fruit

By Sarguillo Latest Reply 2009-10-15 15:23:48 -0500
Started 2009-10-13 12:33:49 -0500

We all are looking foward to the holiday months. We tend to notice alot of fruit in the summer and holiday seasons.
Here is a list of fruits and how they stand in the sugar scale:

Low Carb Diet Food
Fruit is an area where some of the low-carb diets part company, as some depend more upon glycemic index or glycemic load (South Beach, Zone), while others just look at total carbs (Atkins, Protein Power). Also, some diets (Atkins, South Beach) don�t allow fruit at all in the first phase. In general, your best bet fruits are the ones near the top of this list, but do check carb counts (alphabetical list). These are roughly arranged by sugar content - where the information is available, based on a half-cup serving of fruit. However, see Why Carb Counts Vary — all nutritional information is always approximate.

Good news: the fruits lowest in sugar are some of the highest in nutritional value, including antioxidants and other phytonutrients.
If you are considering using organic vegetables, check out this list of which fruits and vegetables have the most and least pesticides to help you guide your choices.

Fruits Lowest in Sugar

•Small Amounts of Lemon or Lime

Fruits Low to Medium in Sugar

•Casaba Melon
•Honeydew Melons

Fruits Fairly High in Sugar


Fruits Very High in Sugar

•Dried Fruit, such as :
•Dried Apricots

9 replies

Blue Moon
Blue Moon 2009-10-14 12:14:13 -0500 Report

This is really depressing…Informative yes, but depressing for me. I love fruit so much and really miss the orange juice and others. It is so hard to limit myself sometimes with fruit. I'm doing it and have lowered my A1c in three months. We grow citrus in California and a fringe benefit was fresh oj in the morning or grapefruit, tangerine etc. Summer was lemonade or lime. I still walk the orchards, just it's different now, can't just grab some fruit like I use to, and it is really hard not to. Some people love chocolate, me it's citrus. Thanks for sharing this, sorry to be such a downer.

Sarguillo 2009-10-14 13:11:51 -0500 Report

Please dont stop drinking OJ if that is what you love, Just keep it to 8 oz or less at a time. If you miss it that much, it would be that harder to keep your diet. If you have a little at a time, you wont guzzle it when it does become available.
Good luck.

Blue Moon
Blue Moon 2009-10-15 15:23:48 -0500 Report

No worries, I gave up on the oj. I do have half an orange from time to time. Just when I visit the ranch it is a different feeling and a sadness for something that I loved so much. Everything changes, and I've adapted to my new eating habits. Thanks for your support. :o)

Petrea 2009-10-14 02:26:21 -0500 Report

I keep the little miniature box of raisins in my purse for when I get low & until I can get something to eat. It works really well for me using it that way.

MarineMomX2 2009-10-13 18:35:19 -0500 Report

Thank you for the reminder, I needed it today! They had those little banana's (we call them finger bananas) on sale this week and I got a bunch of them. Ok, each one is only 2 bites and I 'thought' it wouldn't be bad since a full size one usually sends me sky high. Wrong…course if I'd only eaten one and not 3 I wouldn't have hit 219 when I tested either. Yeah, they were good, but now I know I have to limit myself too.

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