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Old 12-16-2010, 07:47 AM   #1
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Is there Fructose in Vegetables?

Just a quick ? on veges - is there any fructose in green fibrous vegetable like broccoli, sprouts etc?

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Re: Is there Fructose in Vegetables?

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Just a quick ? on veges - is there any fructose in green fibrous vegetable like broccoli, sprouts etc?
I kind of doubt it. Most vegetables do not taste sweet so that should serve as a clue. If there is any fructose, it would be so little as to not make any difference, in my opinion.

 
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Re: Is there Fructose in Vegetables?

/Thanks. It's just that the nutritional label stated that it has 4.5g of carbs of which 3.4 sugars. I just wondered what the sugars were.

 
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Re: Is there Fructose in Vegetables?

Believe it or not, most of the sugars in vegetables is sucrose.

 
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Re: Is there Fructose in Vegetables?

I just remembered that I have a chart with various nutrition facts for raw produce. It states the amount of sugar for various fruits and vegetables but not the type of sugar. bdrunner79 says it's mostly sucrose; I never would have guessed it would be sucrose. That's interesting. I wonder what the implication is for health, if any. I suppose as long as it's all natural, rather than processed, it's okay.

One thing that might or might not be known is that sweetness can vary based on the variety and/or region. For example, I have noticed that Florida carrots are not at all sweet (almost a little bitter), whereas California carrots contain a hint of sweetness. My chart says that a carrot (7" long X 1 1/4 diameter) contains 5 grams of sugar but it doesn't mention where the tested carrot came from.

Here are a few others:

One medium bell pepper contains 4 grams of sugar.

One medium tomato contains 4 grams.

One medium onion contains 9 grams.

Those are the ones that stand out above the others. Celery contains 0 grams of sugar. And a green onion (1/4 cup chopped) contains only one gram of sugar.

 
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Re: Is there Fructose in Vegetables?

Yes, I suppose if the sugar concerned is natural the body has less chance of reacting badly. As a type 2 diabetic I'm trying to eliminate all fructose from my diet as it affects my blood sugar quite a bit.

 
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