Is fruit good for you? Of course it is! It’s full of antioxidants and nutrition—and great taste! When you’re diabetic, though, you have to remember that fruit contains natural sugar—and the carbohydrates need to be balanced in your diet.
Different fruits have differing amounts of carbohydrates, though, and that can help you as you plan your menu for the day. Look below for some comparisons.
Medium apple: 110 calories, 30 grams carbohydrates
Medium banana: 105 calories, 27 g carbs
Pear: 96 calories, 26 g carbs
Watermelon wedge: 86 calories, 22 g carbs
Medium orange: 86 calories, 22 g carbs
1 cup seedless grapes: 62 calories, 16 g carbs
1 cup cantaloupe cubes: 54 calories, 13 g carbs
1 Circular slice pineapple: 42 calories, 11 g carbs
1 cup whole strawberries: 46 calories, 11 g carbs