Sugar in Grapefruit

While eating any fruit generally qualifies as a nutrition win, grapefruit scores even higher because it has only about 6 grams of sugar per 100 gram serving. Compare that to dates (73 grams), bananas (20 grams), figs (19 grams) and pomegranates (17 grams). Less sugar translates to fewer calories in most cases, and joining grapefruit at about 30 calories per serving (about a half grapefruit, depending on size) are apricots (36 calories), cranberries (16 calories), kiwis (40 calories) and cantaloupe (29 calories). Even if you sweeten a grapefruit with a teaspoon of sugar, it adds only about 6 grams of sugar (25 calories).

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While eating any fruit generally qualifies as a nutrition win, grapefruit scores even higher because it has only about 6 grams of sugar per 100 gram serving. Compare that to dates (73 grams), bananas (20 grams), figs (19 grams) and pomegranates (17 grams). Less sugar translates to fewer calories in most cases, and joining grapefruit at about 30 calories per serving (about a half grapefruit, depending on size) are apricots (36 calories), cranberries (16 calories), kiwis (40 calories) and cantaloupe (29 calories). Even if you sweeten a grapefruit with a teaspoon of sugar, it adds only about 6 grams of sugar (25 calories).

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