Low and high sugar fruits

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    Sugar in fruit is something most Pouched Rat owners do not think about too often.

    It’s a good idea to vary the fruit you give them with occasional high sugar fruits with more low sugar fruits. This goes along side vegetables and salad.

    Berries

    These generally are the fruits lowest in sugar, and also among the highest in antioxidants and other nutrients. Lemon and lime are also in the lowest category.

    Summer Fruits

    Melons, peaches, nectarines, and apricots are next in sugar-order. Winter Fruits: Apples, pears, and sweet citrus fruit such as oranges are moderate in sugars. (lemons and limes are low in sugar).

    Tropical Fruits

    Pineapple, pomegranates, mangoes, bananas, and fresh figs are high in sugar (guava and papaya are lower than the others).

    Dried Fruit

    Dates, raisins, apricots, prunes, figs, and most other dried fruits are extremely high in sugar. Dried cranberries and blueberries would be lower, except that a lot of sugar is usually added to combat the tartness.

    Fruits Low in Sugar

    Lime (1.1 grams of sugar per fruit)
    lemon (1.5 grams of sugar per fruit)
    Rhubarb: 1.3 grams of sugar per 200 grams.
    Apricots: 3.2 grams of sugar per small apricot.
    Cranberries: 4 grams of sugar per 200 grams. Low in sugar naturally, they are usually sweetened when dried, so be wary.
    Guavas: 4.9 grams of sugar per fruit.
    Raspberries: 5 grams of sugar per 200 grams.
    Kiwifruit: 6 grams of sugar per kiwi.

    Fruits Containing Low to Medium Levels of Sugar

    Blackberries and strawberries: 7 grams of sugar per 200 grams.
    Figs: 8 grams of sugar per medium fig. Note that this figure is for fresh figs.
    Grapefruit: 8 grams of sugar per grapefruit half.
    Cantaloupes: 8 grams of sugar per large wedge.
    Tangerines: 9 grams of sugar per medium tangerine.
    Nectarines: 11.3 grams of sugar in one small nectarine.
    Papaya: 12 grams of sugar in one small papaya.
    Oranges: 12 grams of sugar in a medium orange. T
    Honeydew: 13 grams of sugar per wedge
    Cherries: 13 grams of sugar per 200 grams.
    Peaches: 13 grams of sugar per medium peach.
    Blueberries: 15 grams of sugar per 200 grams.
    Grapes: 15 grams of sugar per 200 grams.

    High to Very High Levels of Sugar

    Pineapple: 16 grams of sugar per slice.
    Pears: 17 grams of sugar per medium pear.
    Bananas: 17 grams of sugar per large banana.
    Watermelon: 18 grams of sugar per wedge.
    Apples: 19 grams of sugar in a small apple.
    Pomegranates: 39 grams of sugar per pomegranate.
    Mangos: 46 grams of sugar per fruit.
    Prunes: 66 grams of sugar per 200 grams
    Raisins: 86 grams of sugar per 200 grams
    Dates 93 grams of sugar per 200 grams

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