How Much Sugar In A Cup Of Blueberries?


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There is a lot of sugar in a cup of blueberries. It is hard to say how many grams of sugar in blueberries as the sugar is naturally occurring and will depend on the crop and where they have grown. Blueberries can be made up from anything up to 30% sugar so you should eat them in moderation.

Although they are high in sugar, this sugar is fructose which is a naturally occurring sugar that is found in fruit. This is where the carbohydrates in the fruit have turned to sugars and make the fruit sweet. Although some fruits are very high in sugars, they are naturally occurring so they have a different make up and are much better for your body then the added sugars that you get inside sweets or other candy.

Fruits that are high in fructose include;

  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi fruits
These fruits are high in fructose and even though this is a naturally occurring sugar, you should steer clear of eating more than two portions of any of these at once. This is not because they are bad for you, but because of the sugar rush that you may get from them. If you do get a sugar rush from them, you may be left feeling low in sugar after the fructose has been digested by your body.

There are some diets, such as low GI diets that advise against eating fruits that have a high fructose content. Also on the Atkins diet, you should stay away from fruit as it is so high in sugars that it can make your blood sugar fluctuate and leave you craving man made sugars.

Although these are warned against when on some diets, all fruit is good for you and you should eat it, like everything else in your diet, in moderation.
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Anonymous answered
7 grams
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