Unhealthy?  10 types of fruits that contain a lot of sugar

Unhealthy? 10 types of fruits that contain a lot of sugar

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A healthy diet should include at least two servings of fruit every day. But be careful: some varieties contain a particularly high amount of sugar.

Red grapes in a kitchen sieve
1/10In addition to fructose, grapes also provide a lot of glucose. They are, therefore, one of the sugar bombs among all types of fruits. Although green, seedless grapes contain around 16 grams of sugar (per 100 grams), in their dried form – i.e. as raisins – they significantly exceed this value. © agefotostock/Imago
According to Daryl Gioffre, bananas for breakfast are not a good idea.
2/10Bananas provide nutrients like potassium and magnesium. They are, therefore, a particularly popular fruit among athletes. There are around 15.8 grams of sugar in 100 grams of banana. Banana pectin is also good for the stomach and has a positive effect on blood sugar levels. © Jaap Arriens/imago
Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) fruits come from Thailand or Indonesia.  In terms of flavor, they are similar to lychee.  Photo: Andrea Warnecke
3/10Aromatic lychees have a slightly sweet taste – but with a sugar content of around 15 grams per 100 grams, they are among the types of fruit with a high sugar content. When it comes to vitamin content, lychees score points with an abundance of important nutrients. In addition to vitamin C, they contain several B vitamins and the trace element copper. © Andrea Warnecke
Fresh cherries in a bowl
4/10Local cherries are particularly delicious. This could also be because sweet fruits are only available in this country for a short period of time. Cherries are rich in vitamins and minerals, but they also contain a lot of sugar. At around 13 grams per 100 grams, sweet cherries have a slightly higher proportion than sour cherries (around 10 grams). © Galina Sharapova/Imago
A fresh mango is cut into cubes
5/10Mangoes contain around 12 grams of sugar per 100 grams. A whole fruit can quickly contain 25 grams of sugar. The fruit is particularly popular in summer. However, with their high sugar content, they cause blood sugar to rise as quickly as sweets. © Lana Malamatidi/IMAGO
A bowl of Medjool dates can be seen.
6/10Dates are also fruits rich in sugar. With 63 grams of sugar per 100 grams, dried dates are real sugar bombs. Although dates contain almost no fat, their calorie and carbohydrate content is very high. Therefore, they should only be consumed in moderation. © Westend61/Imago
Sharon fruits on a table.
7/10Persimmons contain only a small amount of fruit acid and are therefore easy to digest, especially for people with sensitive stomachs and intestines. The water-rich pulp also has a high fiber content, which has a digestion-regulating effect. However, fruits contain a relatively high amount of sugar, with around 13 grams of sugar per 100 grams. © CSH/Imago
8/10Exotic pomegranates from a pomegranate tree are extremely delicious. Pomegranate seeds contain many healthy nutrients such as antioxidants, potassium, iron, B vitamins and vitamin C. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of hidden sugar in pomegranates, about 14 grams (per 100 grams). © Vsevolod Belousov/Imago
9/10Figs taste so delicious because they are so sweet and juicy. Because 100 grams of fresh figs contain 13 grams of sugar. However, exotic fruits should by no means disappear from the diet, as they contain healthy nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus and iron. © Sevablsv/IMAGO
Tangerines are in a bowl.
10/10No wonder many people can snack on tangerines as if they were candy. Tangerines are particularly popular in the winter months. However, 100 grams of fruit contains almost 11 grams of sugar. © IMAGO/Kantaruk Agnieszka

Fruits contain many healthy nutrients and vitamins. They are also rich in liquid and fiber, which promote digestion. But many types of fruit also contain a lot of sugar – but you shouldn’t let that put you off. After all, fruits, like vegetables, are part of a healthy diet. Also the German Nutrition Society (DGE) sees a diet rich in fruit as beneficial to health. However, fruits that contain a lot of sugar should not be consumed in large quantities. “Fruit sugar”, also known as fructose, varies depending on the variety and degree of ripeness. Here we reveal which fruits you should only consume in moderation on a low sugar diet.

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