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Fruits That Contain Glucose

by
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Joseph Pritchard graduated from Our Lady of Fatima Medical School with a medical degree. He has spent almost a decade studying humanity. Dr. Pritchard writes as a San Francisco biology expert for a prominent website and thoroughly enjoys sharing the knowledge he has accumulated.
Fruits That Contain Glucose
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Overview

Glucose is the main type of sugar in your body, KidsHealth.com reports. Glucose is your body’s main source of energy. It is obtained from your diet or your body can synthesize it from other chemicals. Fruits can provide you with various amounts of glucose. Understanding which fruits can provide you with glucose can help you create a diet that will provide you with adequate, but not excessive, amounts of glucose.

Bananas

Bananas are a yellow fruit that can provide you with glucose. Bananas contain 5.82 g of glucose per 100 g of banana, a January 1987 article in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" explains. Bananas can also provide you with small amounts of protein, fiber and other dietary sugars.

Apples

There are many different types of apples that may provide you with glucose. According to the Biochemical Department of the King’s College Hospital, on average, apples contain approximately 1.7 to 2.2 g of glucose per 100 g of fruit. The glucose content of apples depends on which kind of apple you eat and whether you cook the apple or not.

Grapes

Grapes are rich in glucose, according to the January 1987 article in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition." The edible portion of the grape is composed of around 8.12 percent glucose. This provides you with a large amount of glucose if you consume large amounts of grapes. If you are worried about your blood glucose level, as many diabetic patients are, attempt to limit your intake of grapes and other foods that contain a large amount of glucose and other sugars.

Dates

Dates contain the most glucose among common fruits, King’s College Hospital reports. Dates contain approximately 32 g of glucose per 100 g. Dates are also composed of large amounts of other sugars, such as fructose, which can be broken down into glucose within your body. Eating large amounts of dates may provide you with excess amounts of glucose. Excess amounts of glucose are changed to fat within your body. Therefore, moderate your intake of dates in order to keep your weight within normal limits.

Oranges

Oranges are usually considered as excellent sources of vitamin C. However, oranges also contain approximately 8.51 g of glucose per 100 g or fruit, the January 1987 article in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" states. Oranges also provide you with protein, dietary fiber and sucrose, which is another type of dietary sugar your body can use. Furthermore, oranges are low in fat, which can be beneficial if you are trying to lower your fat intake.

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