Fruit and Sugar - what you should know.


Sugar is on the list of acidic foods. Acidic foods are on the "no no" list for psoriasis sufferers. So when I read "Which Fruits have the most sugar" on WebMD.. I just had to pass it on.

Note: 4 grams of sugar - equals one teaspoon of sugar

I was excited to see that one Avocado has only a half a gram of sugar - Yeah!!!

Fruits with high sugar content:

Mango - 1 has 45 grams of sugar - Wow!

Grapes - One cup of grapes has 23 grams of sugar

Cherries - 1 cup of cherries has 18 grams of sugar

Pear - 1 medium pear has 17 grams of sugar

Watermelon - A medium wedge of watermelon has 17 grams of sugar

Figs - 2 medium size figs have 16 grams of sugar

Banana - 1 medium banana has 14 grams of sugar

Dates - 1 medium date has 16 grams of sugar

Apple - 1 medium has 19 grams of sugar

Pomegranate - 1 medium has 38 grams of sugar

Raisins (seedless) 1/2 cup has 43 grams of sugar

Fruits with low sugar content:

Guavas - one has only 5 grams of sugar and 3 grams of fiber

Raspberries - 1 cup only 5 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber

Cantaloupe - medium wedge only 5 grams of sugar

Papayas - half of papaya has 6 grams of sugar

Grapefruit - Half a Grapefruit has 8 grams of sugar

Lemon and Limes - Each has only 2 grams of sugar

Olives - one cup has zero grams of sugar

Plum - 1 medium has 6 grams of sugar

Kiwifruit - 1 medium has 6 grams of sugar

Avocado - 1 Avocado has 1/2 gram of sugar

Strawberries - 1 cup has only 7 grams of sugar

Other Fruits:

Apple - one apple contains 10 grams of sugar

Pineapple - 1 cup of fresh pineapple contains 14 grams of sugar

1/2 cup of canned pineapple contains 17 grams of sugar.

1 oz of dried pineapple has 16 grams of sugar

Peach - one medium has 13 grams of sugar

Orange - 1 medium has 13 grams of sugar

Apricot - 1 cup has 15 grams of sugar

So before you pick that fruit and pop it in your mouth... choose one that helps and not hinders your path to clear, healthy skin.

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