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Tutti Frutti: Fruits with low and high sugar content

In Italian, “tutti frutti” literally means all fruits but I also know this term to describe a great ice cream flavor that’s got a mix of cherries, raisins and pineapple plus sometimes some nuts to bulk it up.  Tutti delicious ;).

I wanted to write a post about fruit today to highlight which fruit has low and high sugar content.  I do eat all the fruit varieties & much more than I used to because they are chock-a-block with vitamins and minerals, but I try really hard to eat low sugar fruit and usually only in the mornings so they can be well digested throughout the day.

Whilst there’s no added sugar in fruit, if eaten daily, their naturally occurring sugar levels contribute to our total daily sugar intake so it’s important to keep a keen eye on the amount we eat.

Here’s a list of the some of the best for low sugar as well as ones to eat less often with high sugar levels:

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Low Sugar

  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Cranberries
  • Avocados

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High Sugar

  • Grapes
  • Lychees
  • Figs (my favorite but I eat it as a treat once in a while!)
  • Mangoes
  • Cherries

2 comments

  1. Yea! I’m doing something right, I try to always eat from the first group! I do love figs and rarely have them. I didn’t know cherries were high in sugar. I don’t hardly ever eat them but recently heard they were good for pain, so I was considering getting some. I will save the info and if I get some, eat sparingly.

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