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Read Before You Eat: The 5 Fruits That Are Highest And Lowest In Sugar

Use this guide so you don't overdue it on the natural sugars.

Fruit is no doubt an important part of a healthy diet, but eat too much of the sweet stuff, and you’ll be going a little overboard on the sugar—that’s why they call it nature’s candy, after all. You’re good to go if you’re having the recommended two-to-four servings of fruit daily, but if you want to stay the healthiest, you’ll want to make sure you’re not consuming too much sugar, even if it’s natural.

To help you figure out the best fruits to incorporate into your day, it can be helpful to know those that are high and low in sugar. Use the guide below so you don’t overdue it on the natural sugars.

High In Sugar

1. Figs

One cup of figs contains 27 grams of sugar.

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2. Mango

One cup of mango contains 23 grams of sugar. 

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3. Pineapple

One cup of pineapple contains 16 grams of sugar.

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4. Grapes

One cup of grapes contains 15 grams of sugar.

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5. Oranges

One whole orange contains 12 grams of sugar.

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Low In Sugar

1. Avocado 

One cup of avocado only contains one gram of sugar.

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2. Raspberries

One cup of raspberries contains five grams of sugar.

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3. Grapefruit 

Half a grapefruit contains eight grams of sugar. 

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4. Blackberries

One cup of blackberries contains seven grams of sugar.

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5. Strawberries

One cup of strawberries contains seven grams of sugar. 

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