Aren't Fruits Good for You?
Yes and no. If you eat a whole fresh fruit, it could cause major havoc as well.
If you have any health issues (major or minor), it is recommended that you limit sugar intake to 15 g of fructose/day. Your body will thank you.
Because high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is so cheap today, it is in almost every processed food you can imagine. It is very easy to exceed 25 grams of hidden fructose in your diet even if you don't eat any fruits. Some claimes sugar could be as addictive as cocaine.
Take home: no matter where the source of fructose comes from, enough of it will have serious negative effects on your health. So use it very sparingly.
Brief summary of fructose in some fruits:
|Fruit||Serving Size||Grams of Fructose|
|Passion fruit||1 medium||0.9|
|Date (Deglet Noor style)||1 medium||2.6|
|Cantaloupe||1/8 of med. melon||2.8|
|Star fruit||1 medium||3.6|
|Cherries, sour||1 cup||4.0|
|Grapefruit, pink or red||1/2 medium||4.3|
|Tangerine/mandarin orange||1 medium||4.8|
|Orange (navel)||1 medium||6.1|
|Honeydew||1/8 of med. melon||6.7|
|Date (Medjool)||1 medium||7.7|
|Apple (composite)||1 medium||9.5|
|Watermelon||1/16 med. melon||11.3|
(green or red)
|Apricots, dried||1 cup||16.4|
|Figs, dried||1 cup||23.0|
Disclaimer: Depends on multiple variables, the sugar/fructose contents of fruits are variable as well. Use this only as a guideline.