Low Sugar Fruits that Still Taste Super Sweet
If you are anything like us, you grew up thinking that fruit was super healthy for you. While that is true, there is also the not so healthy side of fruit- the sugar. Now it’s all about understanding the low sugar fruits out there.
While there is plenty of nutritional value to fruit, the sugar content is also something you should be aware of. Whether you have certain dietary restrictions, are trying to lose weight, or are simply trying to be more educated about the foods you are eating, understanding the sugar content in your fruit is important.
Part of the reason why we all love fruit so much is because of how sweet it tastes. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you wanted something sweet, but felt great about yourself for deciding to eat some fruit instead of indulging in a sweet treat like ice cream or cookies? We’ve all been there!
While opting for the fruit was certainly a healthy decision, that doesn’t mean there are no potential downsides.
All fruit has sugar, but all fruits don’t have the same amount of sugar. If you are looking to reduce the amount of sugar in your diet, switching up your fruit intake can be a great way to do so! If you are worried all you’ll be left with is bitter or sour tasting fruit, you luckily would be wrong! We aren’t going to suggest you sit around and eat lemons as a snack, so rest easy.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of low sugar fruits out there that still taste super sweet. Today, we’ll be discussing all of your best low sugar fruit options so that you can start making even healthier decisions the next time you are at the grocery store!
The Sweetest Low Sugar Fruits List
Sugar content: 7-8 grams of sugar per 1 cup
Strawberries are an excellent low sugar fruit, but you would never realize it. Strawberries are so sweet!
Eat these alone, or add them to a smoothie to add delicious taste without adding a ton of sugar.
Sugar content: 5 grams of sugar per 1 cup
Raspberries are delicious and while some can taste a little more tart, overall these are a nice sweet treat to indulge in without feeling guilty at all.
Raspberries have some of the lowest overall sugar content of all fruit, so enjoy these as often as you want!
Sugar content: 7 grams of sugar per 1 cup
Similar to raspberries, blackberries are also a great berry option to eat without feeling guilty. Blackberries tend to be just a tiny bit sweeter overall than raspberries, but are still easy on the low sugar fruits list.
Sugar content: 12 grams of sugar for 1 medium-sized orange
Of course, as more of acidic fruit, it should make sense that oranges would make this list. An entire orange has 12 grams of sugar, so consider eating just a half to really cut your numbers down.
And definitely always opt for having an actual orange as compared to orange juice, which almost always has way more sugar than oranges themselves.
Sugar content: 12-13 grams of sugar for 1 medium-sized peach
Peaches are the perfect summer fruit, and they are luckily also a fairly low sugar option.
An entire peach has around 12 grams of sugar, so like oranges, we recommend maybe having a half a peach at a time in order to keep your sugar intake on the low end.
However, if you can’t resist and want the whole peach, you really don’t have to feel too guilty since overall it is still a low sugar fruit!
Sugar content: 19 grams of sugar for 1 medium-sized apple
Apples make the list of low sugar fruits, but to be honest, they just barely make it! A medium-sized apple has nearly 20 grams of sugar, so we definitely recommend eating half (or less) of an apple at once to keep your sugar intake down.
Apples are certainly delicious, and great to eat on the go, so definitely don’t feel like you can’t eat them anymore, just be aware of their sugar content and keep your portion size low!
Sugar content: 6 grams of sugar per 1 kiwi
Kiwis are certainly one of the less common fruits, but you should definitely consider eating them more often as they are delicious, healthy, and only have about 6 grams of sugar!
Sugar content: 7 grams of sugar per 1 plum
You might think that plums are super high in sugar, but you would be wrong! These are another great, low sugar fruit option that is great to enjoy any time.
Plums are super juicy like peaches, but thankfully are not high in sugar, so don’t feel bad if you can’t resist having some as a delicious, sweet treat.
Sugar content: 8-9 grams of sugar in one half of a medium-sized grapefruit
Grapefruits are more of an acquired taste, but if you prefer a fruit that is a bit more tart, you can’t go wrong with grapefruit. Stick to half of one as your portion size and you are fine in terms of sugar.
Sugar content: Around 1 gram of sugar in an entire avocado
You probably don’t think of an avocado when you think of fruits, but technically it is a fruit, and when it comes to sugar content, you can’t beat it. An entire avocado has just around 1 gram of sugar – that’s it!
If avocado toast (or guacamole) is your weakness, rest easy that you don’t have to worry about consuming a lot of sugar!
Bonus: High Sugar Fruits
Is your favorite fruit not listed above? Uh oh! It may be one of the ones with the most sugar. Wondering which fruits are highest in sugar? Here are the top culprits:
Now, keep in mind we aren’t saying that you should never eat these fruits! These are still great healthy options that are totally fine to indulge in from time to time. If you do enjoy eating these fruits, consider reducing your portion sizes or eating them less frequently, and swapping in some of the lower sugar options in their place.
Deciding to switch over to low sugar fruits doesn’t mean you have to give up delicious, sweet-tasting fruit! You can still enjoy a sweet healthy treat, but you can do so in an even healthier way by opting for these low sugar options.
Did any of the fruits on this list surprise you? Did your favorite make the list, or are you having to give up one that didn’t quite make the cut? Let us know!