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I found this blog to be pretty interesting especially since they tell you that one gram of sugar equals 1 tsp. You should note what serving size of fruit is while you are reading this blog. One serving size of fruit is: 1/2 cup

"The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) sets a serving size for fruit or vegetables to be equal to about one-half cup. One serving of sliced fruit is equal to one-half cup; however a single piece of fruit, such as an apple or an orange counts as one serving."

If you eat fruit from a can you can see how much sugar is in each serving by reading the nutrition labile on the back of the can. I encourage you to buy canned fruit which does NOT say heavy syrup. For the lest amount of sugar in canned fruit buy fruit which says light on the can. It will have less sugar per serving. I buy fruit in a can that says this when I can and it still tastes good. I try to buy fresh fruit, but some months it just doesn't taste good if it is not in season. I hope this blog helps someone. emoticon

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2/17/13 4:22 P

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How Much Sugar is in Your Favorite Fruit?

Have you ever wondered how sweet nature's candy really is? Find out how your favorite fruits stack up in this handy chart!

Fresh fruit boasts a high amount of fiber, water, and a slew of other vitamins and minerals--but it can also come with a good amount of sugar. Even though fruit contains only natural sugars and is a healthy choice in moderation, it's a good idea to watch how much sugar you're taking in regardless of where it comes from. Have you ever wondered just how much of the sweet stuff is found in nature's candy? If you were to choose the fruit with the least amount of naturally-occurring sugar, which would be your best bet: Bananas, apples, or oranges?

to find out click the link below:

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