If you’re looking for a healthy snack, an apple is always a good choice. But how much sugar is in an apple, and will it impact your daily sugar allowance if you’re on a low-carb diet?
In this article, we’ll help you get the exact data you need by showing you how much sugar there is in a gala apple (depending on size), and you can also work out the sugar content for exact weights using our helpful calculator.
Gala Apple Sugar Content
The USDA confirms that 100g of raw gala apple (including the skin) contains 10.4g of sugar, which is equal to 0.104g per gram of apple.
The gala apple is typically a smaller variety of apple when compared to larger varieties such as the fuji or Granny Smith. You can expect a medium gala apple to weigh an average of around 172g, and an apple of this size will contain 17.9g of natural sugars.
The quick reference table below shows the amount of sugar you can expect in a small, medium, or large gala apple based on average weights.
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Please note these figures are based on averages, and if you want exact data, it’s a good idea to weigh the apple (excluding the core) and input the weight into the calculator below.
Gala Apple Sugar Calculator
The calculator below will help you to work out the exact sugar content of a gala apple based on a specific weight.
To ensure that the data is accurate, we recommend only weighing the parts of the apple you’re going to eat.
Input the weight of your apple to begin:
Did You Know?
One medium gala apple weighing 172g contains just under five teaspoons of sugar (weighing 4g). Although, it’s important to point out that most of this is fructose, which is naturally occurring and very different from processed sugar.
Are Gala Apples High In Sugar?
All apples are fairly high in sugar compared to some other fruits; however, most of the sugar in gala apples is fructose, which does not have the same impact on the body as refined and processed sugars.
Although medium-sized gala apples contain almost five teaspoons of sugar, they are not the highest-sugar apples, and they also tend to be smaller, so you get less sugar content than you would in a larger and higher-sugar apple.
It’s also important to remember that apples are high in many nutrients and fiber and are a healthy snack that helps you feel fuller for longer.
If you’re trying to reduce your sugar intake or are on a low-carb diet, minimize your apple intake to no more than one in a day and choose a smaller apple.
We hope you’ve found the answer you were looking for on this page; here’s a quick rundown of the key points:
- An average medium-sized gala apple (weighing 172g) contains 17.9g of sugar.
- Gala apples tend to be a smaller variety, but the larger the apple, the more sugar you will get per serving.
- The sugar found in gala apples is mainly fructose which has less harmful effects than processed sugar.
- Apples are high in nutrients and are still a healthy snack despite their relatively high sugar content.
This page is part of a series of useful articles on the sugar content in apples and foods containing apples. You might also like the pages in the links below:
Resources Used For This Page
To ensure the nutritional information used in this article is accurate, we have used data from The USDA FoodData Central; the links below contain the source information: