Top 15 Fruits Highest in Sugar

Top 15 Fruits Highest in Sugar

Fruit is an excellent source of nutrients, providing water, fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Fruit contains natural sugars, however, these 'intrinsic' sugars naturally occurring in fruits, vegetables, and milk are not the ones we need to be concerned about.

Although we don’t need to reduce our consumption of sugars occurring naturally in fruits, they do still count toward our daily total sugar intakes. People needing to control their blood sugar intakes (such as diabetics) may also find it useful to know which fruits are higher in sugar.

Fruits high in natural sugar include litchis, passion-fruit, pomegranates, mangoes, cherries, oranges, kiwifruit, grapes, guavas, and bananas. In the listing, both the grams of sugar and teaspoons of sugar per serving of each fruit is given. A packed teaspoon of granulated sugar is equal to 4 grams.

Below is a list of fresh fruits high in sugar. For more see the extended lists of less common fruits high in sugar, dried fruits high in sugar, and the unfiltered list of over 100 fruits high in sugar.

List of Fruits High in Sugar

Litchis

#1: Litchis (Lychees)

Up to 15% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
29g (7.2 tsp)15g (3.8 tsp)
Passion Fruit

#2: Passion-Fruit (Granadilla)

Up to 11% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
26g (6.6 tsp)11g (2.8 tsp)
Pomegranate

#3: Pomegranate

Up to 14% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
24g (5.9 tsp)14g (3.4 tsp)
Mangos

#4: Mangos

Up to 14% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
23g (5.6 tsp)14g (3.4 tsp)
Cherries

#5: Cherries

Up to 13% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
20g (4.9 tsp)13g (3.2 tsp)
Bananas

#6: Bananas

Up to 12% Sugar
Sugar per Cup SlicedSugar per 100g
18g (4.6 tsp)12g (3.1 tsp)
Slices of orange

#7: Oranges

Up to 9% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
17g (4.2 tsp)9g (2.3 tsp)
Slices of kiwifruit

#8: Kiwifruit

Up to 9% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
16g (4 tsp)9g (2.2 tsp)
Grapes

#9: Grapes

Up to 16% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
15g (3.7 tsp)16g (4.1 tsp)
Half a guava

#10: Guavas

Up to 9% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
15g (3.7 tsp)9g (2.2 tsp)
Pears

#11: Pears

Up to 10% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
14g (3.4 tsp)10g (2.4 tsp)
Apples

#12: Apples

Up to 10% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
13g (3.2 tsp)10g (2.6 tsp)
Half a peach

#13: Peaches

Up to 8% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
13g (3.2 tsp)8g (2.1 tsp)
Papayas

#14: Papaya

Up to 8% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
11g (2.8 tsp)8g (2 tsp)
Nectarines

#15: Nectarines

Up to 8% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
11g (2.8 tsp)8g (2 tsp)

See All 110 Fruits High in Sugar

Less Common Fruits High in Sugar

FoodServingSugar
#1 Tamarind1 cup pulp47g
(11.8 tsp)
#2 Fried Plantains1 cup37g
(9.3 tsp)
#3 Mamey Sapote1 cup chopped35g
(8.8 tsp)
#4 Jackfruit1 cup31g
(7.8 tsp)
#5 Soursop1 cup30g
(7.5 tsp)
#6 Breadfruit1 cup24g
(6 tsp)
#7 Persimmonper fruit21g
(5.3 tsp)
#8 Cherimoya1 cup21g
(5.3 tsp)

Sugar in Dried Fruits

FoodServingSugar
#1 Raisins1 cup108g
(27 tsp)
#2 Zante Currants1 cup90g
(22.5 tsp)
#3 Dried Peaches1 cup67g
(16.8 tsp)
#4 Dried Apples1 cup49g
(12.3 tsp)
#5 Dried Bananas1 cup47g
(11.8 tsp)
#6 Dried Apricotsper cup15g
(3.8 tsp)
#7 Dates (Deglet Noor)per 3 dates13g
(3.3 tsp)

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Data Sources and References

  1. U.S. Agricultural Research Service Food Data Central

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