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what fruits and juices have fructose?

My son is allergic to high fructose juice/fruit...just wondering which ones to stay away from without having to do a trial run for everything

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Asked by AydensMommy1109 at 3:30 PM on May. 24, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • all fruits have fructose-it's their natural sugar. But I found this so hope it helps....

    Low Fructose fruits:

    strawberries, raspberries
    blackberries, lemons, limes,
    avocado, bananas,
    rhubarb, orange

    High fructose:

    Prunes, pears, cherries
    peaches, apples, plums,
    applesauce, apple juice,
    pear juice, apple cider,
    grapes, dates, figs, raisins, melons, mangos, lychees, guavas, paw-paws, persimmons, coconut milk

    Most other fruits seem to have a moderate fructose content.

    Its worth noting that, although not a fruit, honey also has relatively high fructose content


    Answer by pagirl71 at 3:49 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • Is he allergic to fructose, or to "high fructose corn syrup"? Every fruit contains fructose, it's unavoidable. No fruits contain HFCS, however, so avoiding juices with that on the label is fairly easy. (Also read all labels of any pre-packaged item; HFCS is in ketchup, beans, cereals, etc.)

    If he has fructose intolerance or fructose malabsorption, he will have to avoid all foods with HFCS (which is added to just about everything, check all your labels carefully, even beans!) and apples and pears seem to be a problem, bananas seem to be fine. He may need to avoid wheat as well, so you need to find out from your dr exactly what the nature of his allergy/intolerance is, and what foods he can eat.


    Answer by Collinsky at 3:59 PM on May. 24, 2009

  • Fructose is simply fruit sugar, and all fruits have it. I suspect that your son is allergic to high fructose corn syrup, which is an incredibly toxic product, highly processed and very sweet. It can be listed under several names, sometimes just as sweeteners. has great information on how to search out HFCS. The easiest way is to not buy processed foods; stick with single ingredient items. Honestly, your whole family will be heathier by eating this way.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:29 PM on May. 24, 2009

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