Fructose is present in a wide variety of natural and processed foods. It is of concern for control of caloric intake and for those with fructose intolerance.


Fruits and vegetables rich in fructose:

(1) pears

(2) apples

(3) bananas

(4) dates

(5) grapes

(6) sweet corn


Drinks rich in fructose:

(1) fruit juices (may be from the fruit or added)

(2) soft drinks


Fructose is commonly added as a sweetener to processed foods, especially candy, desserts and cereals. The amount can be determined from the content label. If the product is sweet and lists fructose as an ingredient, then there is often a significant amount of fructose present.


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