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Please rank these fruits

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 11, 2011 at 12:46 PM

I'd like to have some idea of which types of fruit are best and which worst.

What I have access to is more or less the following: apple banana citrus fruits kiwi pear mango grapes peach plum nectarine apricot cherry strawberry pomegranite passion fruit melons watermelon

Thanks!

Cc93847bfa820f0f2da654060b401fa5

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on June 28, 2011
at 08:03 AM

OMG cliff! The PUFAs in fruits!!! *breathing into a paper bag*

Cc93847bfa820f0f2da654060b401fa5

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on June 28, 2011
at 07:48 AM

Banana & mango rule for their caloric density. You also take off the skins removing pesticides etc... Most of the rest are high water and high pestiside. Wash and eat all you want. They won't fill you as well though.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on June 12, 2011
at 03:47 PM

I know that when I occasionally consume low glycemic load fruits, my body feels alright. And if I consume higher glycemic load fruits, I feel strung out on sugar, craving more, and hung over the next day...so that's what works for me!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on June 11, 2011
at 10:54 PM

Cliff, 200 calories of strawberries (a very generous serving) has .3g of PUFA. That's so little as to be inconsequential. And with anti nutrients, quantity is also important. You'll be getting such small amounts that its really not worth stressing over. I would definitely stick with berries; they generally have lower fructose levels and higher nutrient levels than other fruits.

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on June 11, 2011
at 09:09 PM

Thanks! The list is helpful.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on June 11, 2011
at 06:51 PM

I would not use glycemic load, and in fact I think its practically useless. Fructose is low glycemic, whereas glucose has a high glycemic load. Which one is better? You won't find that out looking at a GI chart.

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on June 11, 2011
at 06:09 PM

Can't really get berries. Prohibitively expensive where I live, except for strawberries in season.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on June 11, 2011
at 05:00 PM

Your friend is an idiot.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on June 11, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Oxalates, phytic acid, trypsin inhibtors etc. Mostly in the seeds which you have to eat.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on June 11, 2011
at 04:09 PM

About which anti nutrients are you talking about cliff ?

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

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on June 11, 2011
at 04:08 PM

Watermelon ain't no strawberry.

3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

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on June 11, 2011
at 03:32 PM

Pick the one you enjoy, it's a natural fruit...live a little.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on June 11, 2011
at 02:46 PM

Pufa, in fruit? I can't imagine its in any significant quantity.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

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on June 11, 2011
at 02:32 PM

Hey you. I am still waiting for your pic that we can actually SEE you in. Or a post in the before/after thread. MMmhmm.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

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on June 11, 2011
at 02:22 PM

Diggin the new pic :) Hope all is well and keep up the great work!

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on June 11, 2011
at 01:54 PM

Why would you stick with the fruit that contains the most anti nutrients and PUFA?

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7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

on June 11, 2011
at 02:09 PM

Great answer here:

http://paleohacks.com/questions/26955/least-fructose-fruits#axzz1OyYwvESK

It includes this chart:

http://thepaleodiet.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Fruits-Sugars.html

Copy and paste it into Excel or Google Docs and you'll be able to sort by highest to lowest

You want to eat the most of the least fructose fruit and an occasional piece of the fruits higher in fructose.

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 11, 2011
at 02:32 PM

Hey you. I am still waiting for your pic that we can actually SEE you in. Or a post in the before/after thread. MMmhmm.

Medium avatar

(3024)

on June 11, 2011
at 09:09 PM

Thanks! The list is helpful.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on June 11, 2011
at 02:22 PM

Diggin the new pic :) Hope all is well and keep up the great work!

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E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

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on June 11, 2011
at 01:53 PM

They all are the same. The best ranked fruit is the one you have that is currently the ripest :)

3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

(1290)

on June 11, 2011
at 03:32 PM

Pick the one you enjoy, it's a natural fruit...live a little.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on June 11, 2011
at 04:08 PM

Watermelon ain't no strawberry.

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2f54dbe892ec89b12d1db686568e885a

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on June 11, 2011
at 02:10 PM

Avocado gets my vote for the best fruit

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3c997ffae3db9464325b96979346d9e9

on June 11, 2011
at 03:34 PM

I would say pick the one you enjoy, it's a fruit...no one gets out of here alive, live a little.

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Ac665b7ad3ebd27067447b0bdc08654d

on June 11, 2011
at 01:42 PM

Strawberry, Citrus, Kiwi, Pomegranate, Melons, Mango. I would stick with berries though, I have occasional citrus fruit as well.

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(3024)

on June 11, 2011
at 06:09 PM

Can't really get berries. Prohibitively expensive where I live, except for strawberries in season.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on June 11, 2011
at 04:58 PM

Oxalates, phytic acid, trypsin inhibtors etc. Mostly in the seeds which you have to eat.

84666a86108dee8d11cbbc85b6382083

(2399)

on June 11, 2011
at 04:09 PM

About which anti nutrients are you talking about cliff ?

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on June 11, 2011
at 01:54 PM

Why would you stick with the fruit that contains the most anti nutrients and PUFA?

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on June 11, 2011
at 10:54 PM

Cliff, 200 calories of strawberries (a very generous serving) has .3g of PUFA. That's so little as to be inconsequential. And with anti nutrients, quantity is also important. You'll be getting such small amounts that its really not worth stressing over. I would definitely stick with berries; they generally have lower fructose levels and higher nutrient levels than other fruits.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on June 11, 2011
at 02:46 PM

Pufa, in fruit? I can't imagine its in any significant quantity.

Cc93847bfa820f0f2da654060b401fa5

(746)

on June 28, 2011
at 08:03 AM

OMG cliff! The PUFAs in fruits!!! *breathing into a paper bag*

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B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on June 12, 2011
at 11:21 PM

the amount of fructose is not the only factor i would evaluate for. is the fruit certified organic and if not, is it one of the dirty dozen?

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on June 11, 2011
at 06:34 PM

I would look to a glycemic load chart, and consume as an occasional treat those at the lowest end. Glycemic load is based on a serving size, and glycemic index is based on a set quantity, so glycemic load charts give you a much more accurate idea of a food's impact on your blood sugar. Here is a chart that shows both: http://www.alsearsmd.com/glycemic-index/

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7314)

on June 11, 2011
at 06:51 PM

I would not use glycemic load, and in fact I think its practically useless. Fructose is low glycemic, whereas glucose has a high glycemic load. Which one is better? You won't find that out looking at a GI chart.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on June 12, 2011
at 03:47 PM

I know that when I occasionally consume low glycemic load fruits, my body feels alright. And if I consume higher glycemic load fruits, I feel strung out on sugar, craving more, and hung over the next day...so that's what works for me!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 11, 2011
at 03:59 PM

To paraphrase a friend, fruit is a sugar bag with a weak multivitamin. I don't consume or recommend them.

E5c7f14800c5992831f5c70fa746dc5c

(12857)

on June 11, 2011
at 05:00 PM

Your friend is an idiot.

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