11 Best Low Sugar Fruits

11 Best Low Sugar Fruits

Medically reviewed by Adrienne Seitz, MS, RD, LDN, Nutrition — By Jacquelyn Cafasso — Updated on Dec 1, 2022

From http://www.healthline.com

Lemons and limes
You may want to reduce sugar intake, but taming your sweet tooth can be incredibly difficult.

Maybe you’ve already cut out processed sugars but didn’t realize how much sugar fruit contains. Or maybe you live with diabetes and want to know which fruits will have the least impact on your blood sugar.

While fruit provides many important nutrients, some varieties are higher in sugar than others. Learn which fruits have the lowest sugar content to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the sugar bank.

  1. Lemons and limes
    High in vitamin C, lemons and their green counterparts are fairly sour fruits.

There are only about 1.13 grams (g)Trusted Source of sugar in a lime and 2.1 g in a lemonTrusted Source. This makes them the perfect flavorful, low sugar addition to a glass of water.

  1. Raspberries
    With only a little over 5 gTrusted Source — a bit more than a teaspoon — of sugar per cup and lots of fiber to help fill you up, raspberries are one of several amazing berries to make the list.
  1. Strawberries
    Considering how sweet and delicious they are, strawberries are surprisingly low in sugar. One cup of raw strawberries has about 7 gTrusted Source of sugar and more than 100% of the recommended daily vitamin C intake.
  1. Blackberries
    Blackberries also have only 7 gTrusted Source of sugar per cup. And, as a bonus, these dark-colored berries are high in antioxidants and fiber.
  1. Kiwis
    These fuzzy green-fleshed fruits are technically considered a type of berry. Kiwis, or kiwifruits, are rich in vitamin C and low in sugar, with just 6.7 gTrusted Source of sugar per fruit. You can find kiwis all year round at the grocery store.
  1. Grapefruit
    Another citrus fruit to make the list is grapefruit. While grapefruits certainly don’t taste as sweet as grapes, they make a great addition to breakfast, with only 10.6 gTrusted Source of sugar in half a grapefruit.
  1. Avocado
    While they may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fruit, avocados are indeed fruits and naturally low in sugar. An entire raw avocado has only about 1 gTrusted Source of sugar. Avocados also have a lot of healthy fats, which will help keep you feeling full.
  1. Watermelon
    Watermelons are the iconic summer fruit. They may seem like a treat, but they’re low in sugar. A whole cup of diced watermelon has less than 10 gTrusted Source of sugar. A bonus of eating watermelon is it’s a great source of electrolytes, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
  1. Cantaloupe
    Cantaloupes owe their orange color to high vitamin A content. A cup of this delicious melon contains less than 13 gTrusted Source of sugar. This may be a bit more than other fruits have, but it’s still much less than you’d find in a 12-ounce can of soda, which has nearly 40 gTrusted Source of sugar and very little nutritional value.
  1. Oranges
    Oranges are another great sweet snack you can enjoy without consuming many calories or much sugar. They’re also a good way to boost your vitamin C intake. A typical navel orange has nearly 14 gramsTrusted Source of sugar and about 77 calories.
  1. Peaches
    Peaches can be incredibly sweet, but with less than 13 gTrusted Source of sugar in a medium peach, they can still be considered low in sugar.


These 11 low sugar fruits contain between 1 and 13 g of sugar. But remember that serving size makes all the difference.

A serving of watermelon is just 1 cup, and eating 3 or 4 cups of watermelon can mean consuming almost as much sugar as you’d get from a can of soda.

Of course, all types of fruit contain more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than sugary processed snacks. High fiber foods slow down digestion, which means your blood sugar will not spike as quickly after you eat fruit. As with most things in life, moderation is key.

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