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How much FRUCTOSE is in 1 medium sized apple/any other fruit?

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Created May 05, 2012 at 9:55 PM

It's very easy to find how much sugar is in a serving of fruit, but I've never seen this being divided into the sucrose/glucose/fructose ratios.

Just how much fructose IS in fruit? I would assume that there's more fructose than any other sugar, but that doesn't tell me anything useful.

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5201 · May 05, 2012 at 11:18 PM

yeah, forgot about the sucrose: 3768mg divided by 2 = 1884mg + 10,738mg fructose = 12,622mg fructose. There is also 6,307mg of glucose.

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5201 · May 05, 2012 at 10:19 PM

One medium apple has nearly 11,000mg of fructose according to this site: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1809/2. That sure seems like a lot! Self Nutrition Data gives loads of info on other kinds of foods too.

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5201 · May 05, 2012 at 11:18 PM

yeah, forgot about the sucrose: 3768mg divided by 2 = 1884mg + 10,738mg fructose = 12,622mg fructose. There is also 6,307mg of glucose.

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9402 · May 05, 2012 at 10:23 PM

USDA maintains a national nutritional database:

http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/

It contains many foods (not just fruits). Once you find a food, click on full report to get the full detail. It shows 1 medium apple has 10.74 grams of fructose plus 3.77 grams of sucrose (which would be half fructose), so total would be 12.6 grams of fructose:

http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/2223?fg=&man=&lfacet=&count=&max=&sort=&qlookup=&offset=&format=Full&new=

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14877 · May 05, 2012 at 10:10 PM

Different fruits have varying levels of fructose. Here is a chart that may be useful:

http://www.foodintolerances.com.au/downloads/fructose-food-table.aspx

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