Whether you have diabetes or are following a low-carbohydrate diet, checking the carbohydrate content of your food is likely part of your daily routine. Fruit isn't necessarily off-limits, but understanding not just the total carbs but also the sugar and fiber amounts in your fruit helps you keep within the parameters of your meal plan. For diabetics, opting for high-fiber fruit is often ideal as fiber doesn't raise your blood sugar.
Even if you're not an frequent fruit eater, you might keep a selection of apples, oranges and bananas in your home. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a large, 7.3-ounce Granny Smith apple has 28 grams of carbs, while a large, 9.2-ounce Red Delicious has 36.6 grams of carbs. The Granny Smith has 19.8 grams of sugar and 5.8 grams of fiber, while the Red Delicious has 27.3 grams of sugar and 6 grams of fiber. A 4.9-ounce navel orange has 17.6 grams of carbs, 11.9 grams of sugar and 3.1 grams of fiber. A large, 8-inch banana contains 31.1 grams of carbs, 16.6 grams of sugar and 3.5 grams of fiber.
Keeping berries on hand allows you to add a splash of color and a burst of flavor to salads or just have a simple snack. One cup of sliced strawberries contains 12.8 grams of carbs, 8.1 grams of sugar and 3.3 grams of fiber. A cup of whole raspberries has 14.7 grams of carbs, 5.4 grams of sugar and 8 grams of fiber. One cup of blueberries contains 21.5 grams of carbs, 14.7 grams of sugar and 3.6 grams of fiber. The same size serving of blackberries has 13.8 grams of carbs, 7 grams of sugar and 7.6 grams of fiber.
Consuming tropical fruits provides a change from standard, everyday fruits. One cup of pineapple chunks contains 21.7 grams of carbs, 16.3 grams of sugar and 2.3 grams of fiber. Per cup, mangoes and cubed papayas have 24.7 and 15.7 grams of carbs, respectively. A cup of mangoes has 22.5 grams of sugar and 2.6 grams of fiber, while a cup of papayas has 11.3 grams of sugar and 2.5 grams of fiber. A cup of guava contains 23.6 grams of carbs, 14.7 grams of sugar and 8.9 grams of fiber. A cup of shredded raw coconut has 12.2 grams of carbs, 5 grams of sugar and 7.2 grams of fiber.
American-type grapes contain 15.8 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of sugar and 0.8 gram of fiber per cup. A large, 6-ounce peach has 16.7 carbs, 14.7 grams of sugar and 2.6 grams of fiber. A large, 2.9-ounce lemon, minus the peel, has 7.8 grams of carbs, 2.1 grams of sugar and 2.4 grams of fiber. A 2.4-ounce lime has 7.1 grams of carbs, 1.1 grams of sugar and 1.9 grams of fiber. A large, 8.1-ounce pear contains 35 grams of carbs, 22.4 grams of sugar and 7.1 grams of fiber.