The naturally occurring sugar content in various fruits ranges from 28 grams per cup for bananas to 1.4 grams per whole lemon. Well+Good recommends eating fruits with less sugar, such as strawberries (7 grams per cup), apples (11 grams per cup) and cantaloupe (13 grams per cup) to avoid experiencing blood sugar spikes.Continue Reading
According to Jillian Michaels, fruits containing high levels of sugar, besides bananas, include watermelon, grapes, peaches, oranges, plums, cherries and pears. All of these fruits contain between 13 to 19 grams of sugar per serving. A medium-sized tomato contains about 3.2 grams of sugar, although they have a reputation for being much sweeter due to the high amounts of sugar that are added to many tomato-based products, including catsup and spaghetti sauces. Limes and avocados do not contain sugar.
The glycemic index, or GI, is a measurement that helps determine the affect that foods with carbohydrates can have on a person's blood glucose levels. According to The World's Healthiest Foods, low-GI diets can decrease a person's risk of developing a host of diseases, including type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease. Fruits with low GI levels include apples, blueberries and cranberries. Fruits with high GI levels include pineapple, apricots and figs.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
While bananas are relatively high in sugar compared to other fruits, with about 14 grams of sugar per banana, they also offer fiber and nutrients, so they are relatively healthy. They are high in vitamin B6, providing about one-quarter of the recommended daily value.Full Answer >
In the United States, berries, bananas, apples, grapes and oranges are popular fruits. There is some discrepancy among experts about the most profitable and most-consumed fruit; bananas are the most popular fruits, states the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center, while authors at Fortune magazine say more people buy berries than any other fruit. Within the category of berries, strawberries and blueberries are most popular.Full Answer >
The grape is one of the top 10 favorite fruits in the world along with mangoes and bananas, according to Top Food Facts. There are more than 8,000 varieties of grapes worldwide. These small fruits are available in purple, white, black, blue, green and golden.Full Answer >
Potassium-rich fruits such as bananas, tomatoes, oranges, cantaloupe and grapefruit can be part of a balanced, healthy diet to control blood pressure. Other beneficial fruits include prunes, apricots, raisins and dates. Fresh fruits have beneficial minerals, vitamins and fiber that are vital in controlling blood pressure.Full Answer >