Top 15 Fruits Highest in Sugar

If there is one thing nutritionists agree upon, it is that consumption of sugar should be kept to a limit. Since fruits are high in water, fiber, and vitamins, they are much better than other high sugar foods. Even so, a person looking to lose weight, or cut back on sugar and carbs, would do well to limit the amount of high sugar fruits they eat.

High sugar fruits include figs, grapes, litchis, pomegranates, mangoes, and cherries. This article lists only fresh fruits, not dried fruits, or fruit juices, both of which would contain even more sugar. Both grams and teaspoons of sugar are given. A packed teaspoon of granulated sugar is equal to 4 grams. For more high sugar fruits, see the extended list of less common fruits with a lot of sugar.


#1: Figs
Up to 16.3% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1 large (2-1/2" dia) (64g)1 small (1-1/2" dia) (40g)
16.3g (4.1 tsp) 10.4g (2.6 tsp)6.5g (1.6 tsp)
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#2: Grapes
Up to 16.3% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1 cup (92g)1 grape (2g)
16.3g (4.1 tsp) 15g (3.7 tsp)0.4g (0.1 tsp)
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#3: Litchis (Lychee)
Up to 15.2% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1 cup (190g)1 fruit without refuse (10g)
15.2g (3.8 tsp) 28.9g (7.2 tsp)1.5g (0.4 tsp)
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#4: Pomegranates
Up to 13.7% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1/2 cup arils (seed/juice sacs) (87g)1 pomegranate (4" dia) (282g)
13.7g (3.4 tsp) 11.9g (3 tsp)38.5g (9.6 tsp)
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#5: Mangos
Up to 13.7% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1 cup pieces (165g)1 fruit without refuse (336g)
13.7g (3.4 tsp) 22.5g (5.6 tsp)45.9g (11.5 tsp)
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#6: Cherries
Up to 12.8% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1 cup, without pits (154g)1 cherry (8g)
12.8g (3.2 tsp) 19.7g (4.9 tsp)1.1g (0.3 tsp)
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#7: Persimmons
Up to 12.5% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1 fruit (2-1/2" dia) (168g)
12.5g (3.1 tsp) 21.1g (5.3 tsp)
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#8: Bananas
Up to 12.2% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1 cup, sliced (150g)1 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long) (118g)
12.2g (3.1 tsp) 18.3g (4.6 tsp)14.4g (3.6 tsp)
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#9: Apples
Up to 11.7% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1 cup, sliced (109g)1 medium (192g)
11.7g (2.9 tsp) 12.7g (3.2 tsp)22.4g (5.6 tsp)
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#10: Tangerines (Mandarin Oranges)
Up to 10.6% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1 cup, sections (195g)1 medium (2-1/2" dia) (88g)
10.6g (2.6 tsp) 20.6g (5.2 tsp)9.3g (2.3 tsp)
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#11: Pears
Up to 10.2% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1 cup, sliced (140g)1 medium (179g)
10.2g (2.6 tsp) 14.3g (3.6 tsp)18.3g (4.6 tsp)
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#12: Blueberries
Up to 10% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1 cup (148g)50 berries (68g)
10g (2.5 tsp) 14.7g (3.7 tsp)6.8g (1.7 tsp)
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#13: Plums
Up to 9.9% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1 cup, sliced (165g)1 fruit (2-1/8" dia) (66g)
9.9g (2.5 tsp) 16.4g (4.1 tsp)6.5g (1.6 tsp)
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#14: Pineapple
Up to 9.9% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1 cup, chunks (165g)1 fruit (905g)
9.9g (2.5 tsp) 16.3g (4.1 tsp)89.1g (22.3 tsp)
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#15: Oranges
Up to 9.4% Sugar
Sugar in 100g 1 cup, sections (180g)1 fruit (2-5/8" dia) (131g)
9.4g (2.3 tsp) 16.8g (4.2 tsp)12.2g (3.1 tsp)
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Tamarinds Raw 38.8g (2.3tsp) per 100 gram serving46.6g (4.2tsp) per 1 cup, pulp (120 grams)0.8g (3.1tsp) per 1 fruit (3" x 1") (2 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Tamarinds raw
Mamey Sapote 20.1g (2.3tsp) per 100 gram serving35.2g (4.2tsp) per 1 cup 1" pieces (175 grams)112.4g (3.1tsp) per 1 fruit without refuse (558 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Sapote mamey raw
Jackfruit 19.1g (2.3tsp) per 100 gram serving31.5g (4.2tsp) per 1 cup, sliced (165 grams)28.8g (3.1tsp) per 1 cup 1" pieces (151 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Jackfruit raw
Plantains 15g (2.3tsp) per 100 gram serving22.2g (4.2tsp) per 1 cup, sliced (148 grams)26.9g (3.1tsp) per 1 medium (179 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Plantains raw
Rowal 14.1g (2.3tsp) per 100 gram serving16.1g (4.2tsp) per 1/2 cup (114 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Rowal raw
Soursop 13.5g (2.3tsp) per 100 gram serving30.5g (4.2tsp) per 1 cup, pulp (225 grams)84.6g (3.1tsp) per 1 fruit (7" x 5-1/4" dia) (625 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Soursop raw
Cherimoya 12.9g (2.3tsp) per 100 gram serving20.6g (4.2tsp) per 1 cup, pieces (160 grams)30.2g (3.1tsp) per 1 fruit without skin and seeds (235 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Cherimoya raw
Breadfruit 11g (2.3tsp) per 100 gram serving24.2g (4.2tsp) per 1 cup (220 grams)10.6g (3.1tsp) per 1/4 fruit, small (96 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Breadfruit raw
Kumquats 9.4g (2.3tsp) per 100 gram serving1.8g (4.2tsp) per 1 fruit without refuse (19 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Kumquats raw

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Data Sources and References

  1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.