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High Fructose Veggies?

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Created March 23, 2011 at 7:49 PM

What veggies should I be avoiding if I am trying NOT to eat fructose?

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 17, 2013
at 02:10 AM

Excellent list.

75e8ceee00e2459860ea38220a3a8118

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on November 20, 2012
at 11:09 PM

Shallots are a terrific alternative to onions.

Eea4c0f072bb5caa74c1fbe6dfab5f46

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on March 24, 2011
at 12:42 PM

Well, then my comment doesn't apply. I guess I was being slightly reactionary to how many hackers separate out huge types of food. You have a legitimate reason, obviously. Have you always had this affliction?

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on March 24, 2011
at 12:28 PM

Avos and Tomatoes are fruits USED as vegetables but are fruits, science places them in that Order. Can pick and choose when to follow Science and when not to. Avos,Tomatoes,Onions and Beef are my mainstay.

9055f14c31610afd4d3068ec48eb6d90

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on March 24, 2011
at 11:17 AM

@Lindsay -- I am fructose intolerant -- every time I eat something with "high" fructose I get terrible pains in my side --especially apples

Eea4c0f072bb5caa74c1fbe6dfab5f46

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on March 24, 2011
at 03:29 AM

so my question would be, why are you not digesting the fruit well? What is causing inflammation? Are Missing an enzyme? an amino acid? I feel like there's just too much all-or-nothing symptom based exclusion. Just because you take out the fruit doesn't mean that what's causing the inflammation issue is gone, just going unnoticed...

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on March 23, 2011
at 11:01 PM

Personally, I know too much fruit stalls weight loss for me. I think many others have found the same issue. It's not the carbs, I can have veggie/tuber carbs without gaining. It's something in the sugar in fruit that stalls me. And it's the "ridiculous" that got you the down vote, not the opinion.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 23, 2011
at 09:17 PM

that's a cool looking picture on the front of that book. reminds me of an avatar type setting or something.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on March 23, 2011
at 09:14 PM

I don't think it means they are necessarily HIGH, but it's the ratio of fructose to glucose? I don't know. It's just a list I found.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

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on March 23, 2011
at 09:13 PM

No, I just really really loved this book, which sort of spiritually dovetails with a lot of paleo stuff: http://www.amazon.com/Gone-Croatan-Origins-American-Dropout/dp/0936756926

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:50 PM

funny stuff right there. you're not a douche lindsay. i guess the broadness of the question poses the issue of answering it concisely. is your family part of the lost colony of roanoke island?

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:37 PM

arugh!!! all my favorite onions!!! say it aint so.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:33 PM

Spondyloarthropathy Girl: A Lovable Douche...the Lifetime Original Movie.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:30 PM

Ah, but a lovable douche. We all have our pet peeves. <3

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:27 PM

Yeah, I did (formerly cynarin; trying to link all my stuff up online). I don't think it's relevant; it's just a pet peeve of mine when people are like "tomatoes are a fruit not a vegetable" when they are in actuality both, depending on what paradigm you're using. Basically, I'm a douche. :)

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:13 PM

okay but who cares about culinarily when you are talking nutritional content. KL did not indicate that he needs to pass an exam to become a chef. and btw... did you change your screenname?

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

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on March 23, 2011
at 08:03 PM

Pardon my pedantry, but "vegetable" and "fruit" are culinary terms and not botanical ones; tubers are vegetables culinarily and roots botanically; tomatoes are fruit botanically but vegetables culinarily.

9055f14c31610afd4d3068ec48eb6d90

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on March 23, 2011
at 07:58 PM

How about a "sweeter" veggie -- like Winter Squash?

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Eea4c0f072bb5caa74c1fbe6dfab5f46

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on March 23, 2011
at 10:45 PM

Sorry, but this is ridiculous UNLESS you have a proven allergy to fructose; having fructose when it is in whole food form is not something to be avoided. Even Lustig says: free-form fructose is the issue, not an apple.

Eea4c0f072bb5caa74c1fbe6dfab5f46

(942)

on March 24, 2011
at 03:29 AM

so my question would be, why are you not digesting the fruit well? What is causing inflammation? Are Missing an enzyme? an amino acid? I feel like there's just too much all-or-nothing symptom based exclusion. Just because you take out the fruit doesn't mean that what's causing the inflammation issue is gone, just going unnoticed...

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 23, 2011
at 11:01 PM

Personally, I know too much fruit stalls weight loss for me. I think many others have found the same issue. It's not the carbs, I can have veggie/tuber carbs without gaining. It's something in the sugar in fruit that stalls me. And it's the "ridiculous" that got you the down vote, not the opinion.

9055f14c31610afd4d3068ec48eb6d90

(984)

on March 24, 2011
at 11:17 AM

@Lindsay -- I am fructose intolerant -- every time I eat something with "high" fructose I get terrible pains in my side --especially apples

Eea4c0f072bb5caa74c1fbe6dfab5f46

(942)

on March 24, 2011
at 12:42 PM

Well, then my comment doesn't apply. I guess I was being slightly reactionary to how many hackers separate out huge types of food. You have a legitimate reason, obviously. Have you always had this affliction?

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on March 23, 2011
at 08:29 PM

I found this list on a fructose malabsorption page:

The following foods are either high in total fructose content or contain a higher ratio of fructose compared to glucose

FRUITS

*Apple

*Cherry

*Grape

*Guava

*Honeydew

*Lychee

*Mango

*Persimmon

*Pear

*Quince

*Watermelon

VEGETABLES

*Artichoke

*Asparagus

*Leek

*Onion

*Radicchi

*Spring onion

I am not sure of the validity of the information though.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 23, 2011
at 09:14 PM

I don't think it means they are necessarily HIGH, but it's the ratio of fructose to glucose? I don't know. It's just a list I found.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on March 23, 2011
at 08:37 PM

arugh!!! all my favorite onions!!! say it aint so.

75e8ceee00e2459860ea38220a3a8118

(276)

on November 20, 2012
at 11:09 PM

Shallots are a terrific alternative to onions.

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E0aee9754d02199546b04b96a09b9044

on January 14, 2013
at 01:03 PM

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/01/14/fructose-spurs-overeating.aspx?e_cid=20130114_DNL_art_1

Fructose is now being identified by clinial studies as a major cause of weight gain...even from whole foods.

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on October 05, 2012
at 06:49 PM

It's absolutely negligible. Just an example.

A sweet onion is about 7% sugar, in-which about 40% of that is Fructose. A white onion (or any non-sweet type) is about 5% sugar, in-which less than 40% is Fructose. The amount of Fructose you are getting from even a few ounces of onion is minute. This Fructose is also bound with the flesh (Fiber) and other forms of sugar (Sucrose and Glucose).

Avoiding something like onions for this reason isn't worth the hassle. I'd even go as far to say that worrying about it might cause more of a negative effect than ingesting Fructose itself. This doesn't even factor in the health benefits that onions bring to the table. Anti-inflammatory properties (assuming you don't have digestive problems) and anti-oxidant benefits just to name a few.

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on March 24, 2011
at 08:58 AM

Top 1x (via nutrition data, per 100g serving)

Peppers, sweet, red, raw Fructose: 2260mg

Onions, sweet, raw Fructose: 2020mg

Cabbage, red, raw Fructose: 1480mg

Cabbage, raw Fructose: 1450mg

Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, Fructose: 1370mg

Onions, raw Fructose: 1290mg

Peppers, sweet, green, raw Fructose: 1120mg

Asparagus, raw Fructose: 1000mg

Carrots, baby, raw Fructose: 1000mg

Lettuce, iceberg (includes crisphead types), raw Fructose: 1000mg

Squash, winter, butternut, raw Fructose: 990mg

Brussels sprouts, raw Fructose: 930mg

Cucumber, peeled, raw Fructose: 750mg

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on May 17, 2013
at 02:10 AM

Excellent list.

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on October 05, 2012
at 03:13 PM

Fructose Malabsorption is the inability to absorb fructose if the ratio of glucose to fructose is higher than one to one. That is, when consuming a fruit on the 'not allowed' list, tolerance may increase if it is sprinkled with pure glucose powder. People who have trouble absorbing fructose usually also have trouble with fructans (bread, onion family etc.), galacto oligo saccharides (beans etc.), polyols (artificial sweeteners etc.), that is all i can remember off the top of my head. It is separate from the issues people have with sugars and health. Symptoms include pain in the gut as mentioned above. Everyone has a different level of tolerance. It's hard to pick because a slice of bread in the morning may be ok, but if you have that mid morning apple as well it can tip you over the edge to symptoms. Just an apple without the bread on another day and you may be fine.

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on March 24, 2011
at 08:04 AM

Here's a simple saying that will get you the vast majority of what/what not to eat with respect to fructose and carbs.

From the plant kingdom eat nuts, stems, leaves and flowers; not seeds, roots or fruits.

These classifications are in the botanical sense, not the culinary sense, so:

Berries are actually fruits. The only exceptions I know of for fruits are lemons, limes and avocados. Avocados have modest carbs and a lot of fat.

Grains and legumes are, of course, seeds and high carb.

Cashews are not a true nut, rather they are a seed, and somewhat high carb.
Peanuts are legumes, not nuts, so are high carb.

Flowers mainly refers to broccoli florets and cauliflower, but other flowers should be okay.

This website, Nutrition Data, seems to have good data and is very easy to use, but their dietary advice is standard BS, not paleo.

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

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on March 23, 2011
at 07:54 PM

Some people incorrectly believe that corn and tomatoes and avocados are veggies, but even those are not high fructose. Sweet Potato has some fructose, but that's a tuber, although some people might incorrectly believe that's a veggie as well. I don't believe there are any high fructose veggies.

I will add that if you are trying to not eat ANY fructose, that there's a small amount of of fructose in most veggies, but your question is worded a bit ambiguosly. If you are very sensitive to fructose, you are gonna need to look up the exact fructose content of each.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on March 23, 2011
at 09:13 PM

No, I just really really loved this book, which sort of spiritually dovetails with a lot of paleo stuff: http://www.amazon.com/Gone-Croatan-Origins-American-Dropout/dp/0936756926

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 23, 2011
at 08:50 PM

funny stuff right there. you're not a douche lindsay. i guess the broadness of the question poses the issue of answering it concisely. is your family part of the lost colony of roanoke island?

9055f14c31610afd4d3068ec48eb6d90

(984)

on March 23, 2011
at 07:58 PM

How about a "sweeter" veggie -- like Winter Squash?

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on March 23, 2011
at 08:33 PM

Spondyloarthropathy Girl: A Lovable Douche...the Lifetime Original Movie.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on March 23, 2011
at 08:03 PM

Pardon my pedantry, but "vegetable" and "fruit" are culinary terms and not botanical ones; tubers are vegetables culinarily and roots botanically; tomatoes are fruit botanically but vegetables culinarily.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 23, 2011
at 09:17 PM

that's a cool looking picture on the front of that book. reminds me of an avatar type setting or something.

1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

(6550)

on March 23, 2011
at 08:27 PM

Yeah, I did (formerly cynarin; trying to link all my stuff up online). I don't think it's relevant; it's just a pet peeve of mine when people are like "tomatoes are a fruit not a vegetable" when they are in actuality both, depending on what paradigm you're using. Basically, I'm a douche. :)

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on March 23, 2011
at 08:30 PM

Ah, but a lovable douche. We all have our pet peeves. <3

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on March 23, 2011
at 08:13 PM

okay but who cares about culinarily when you are talking nutritional content. KL did not indicate that he needs to pass an exam to become a chef. and btw... did you change your screenname?

0fb8b3d6dcfb279b0f7e050d2d22510f

(4645)

on March 24, 2011
at 12:28 PM

Avos and Tomatoes are fruits USED as vegetables but are fruits, science places them in that Order. Can pick and choose when to follow Science and when not to. Avos,Tomatoes,Onions and Beef are my mainstay.

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