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Which fruits are high in sugar?

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Fruits that are very high in sugar content include tangerines, cherries, grapes, bananas, figs and mangoes. Dried fruits, such as prunes, raisins, dates and dried apricots also have a high sugar content.

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Other fruits that are fairly high in sugar include pears, plums, oranges and pineapple. Fruits with low sugar contents include citrus fruits, such as lemons and limes, blackberries, blueberries and cranberries. Sugar content in fruit has a high nutritional value, and includes antioxidants, which benefit health overall. However, dieters who follow no-carb diets may want to monitor their sugar intake, depending on the diet.

Diets that only look at the glycemic index as it relates to carbs, such as the South Beach Diet and Zone Diet, do allow some fruits. Diets that look at complete carb counts, such as the Atkins Diet, typically do not allow the consumption of fruit at all. No low-carb or no-carb diet allows fruit in the first stages of the diet.

A dieter should also take caution when purchasing juice. A label that says no added sugar is likely true to its claim, but if the juice came from concentrate, it may have a higher overall sugar content. One should look for juices that are 100 percent juice for lower sugar content.

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