11 Low Sugar Fruits

11 low sugar fruits

I’ve put together a list of my favourite low sugar fruits for all you fruitaholics. I call both of my girls “fruitaholics” as they literally eat us out of house and home when it comes to our fruit basket. Now, I know its better than reaching for the biscuit tin, but fruits still contain sugar. With sugar being in basically everything these days, I hunted down the best fruit for you in terms of sugars (per 100g).

11 low sugar fruits

Here are my favourite 11 low sugar fruits:

  1. Lemons and limes.
    More on the sour side but also high in Vitamin C, and they only have a gram or two of sugar.
  2. Raspberries.
    With only 4 grams of sugar per 100 grams, these are great for you, plus they’re full of fiber.
  3. Strawberries.
    Strawberries are surprisingly sweet while still low in sugar, with approximately 6 grams per serving.
  4. Blackberries.
    Blackberries are much like strawberries in sugar content and high in fiber, but are also high in antioxidants.
  5. Kiwis.
    Apparently these are considered a berry too. But having less than strawberries and Blackberries at 6 grams.
  6. Grapefruit.
    Try not to enjoy that zingy taste of Grapefruit without adding sugar on top as these delicious treats only have 8 to 9 grams of sugar.
  7. Avocado.
    Not exactly the thing that comes to mind when thinking of fruit, but an entire avocado only has only 1 gram of sugar — I’ll take two!
  8. Watermelon.
    Mmmmm, summer right there. Watermelon’s only have between 6 and 7 grams of sugar. A great summer snack.
  9. Cantalope.
    A what? We call it a Spanspek or sweet melon in South Africa. With only slightly more sugar than a watermelon, it’s a great alternative to most foods with all their high sugar content.
  10. Oranges.
    Well known for being high in vitamin C  (around 10 grams) they are very low in calories, with less than 70 calories per 100g.
  11. Peaches.
    These furry guys which were first found in Northwest China, only have about 8 grams of sugar.

There you go! Oh, and remember —- everything in moderation. We need only have 2-3 fruits a day (I’m talking to my girls now)!

CONTRIBUTOR: LISA STOCKS
PHOTOGRAPHER: JANE PRINSLOO
MAKEUP: CHANTAL JACOBSEN
CREATIVE CREATIVE DIRECTION: LIZA WESCHTA AND LINDI HINGSTON

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