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How Much Sugar Is In A Granny Smith Apple? (With Calculator)

Granny Smith apples are known for being tart and slightly sour, but are they low in sugar, and does sour mean less sugar?

Surprisingly, a medium-sized granny smith apple contains 16 grams of sugar, but it’s actually less than most other types of apples, especially red ones.

In this article, we’ll help you get the exact data you need by showing you how much sugar there is in a Granny Smith apple (depending on size). You can also work out the sugar content for exact Granny Smith weights by using our calculator.

whole and half granny smith apples to show what the variety looks like

Granny Smith Apple Sugar Content

The USDA confirms that 100g of raw Granny Smith apple (including the skin) contains 9.59g of sugar, which is equal to 0.0959g per gram of apple.

The Granny Smith apple is typically a smaller variety of apple when compared to larger varieties such as the red delicious or Honeycrisp. You can expect a medium Granny Smith apple to weigh an average of around 167g, and an apple of this size will contain 16g of natural sugars.

The quick reference table below shows the amount of sugar you can expect in a small, medium, or large Granny Smith apple based on average weight.

Granny Smith Apple sizeAverage weightSugar content per apple
Table to show the sugar content of a Granny Smith apple

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.

Infographic to show the sugar content of a small, medium and large Granny Smith Apple

Granny Smith Apple Sugar Calculator

The calculator below will help you to work out the exact sugar content of a Granny Smith 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 Granny Smith apple weighing 167g contains 16g of sugar, which is four teaspoons of sugar (weighing 4g). Although this sounds like a lot of sugar, most of the sugar in apples is fructose, which is found naturally in all fruits.

Are Granny Smith Apples High In Sugar?

All apples are fairly high in natural sugars, which is why we love them so much, but some contain more sugar than others.

Granny Smith apples are a little less sweet than some varieties which shows in the sugar content and is also typical of green apples.

For example, a red fuji apple contains 11.7g of sugar per 100g, compared to a Granny Smith, which contains 9.59g per 100g.

So, if you love apples, but you’re trying to cut down on your sugar intake, choose a small granny smith instead of a large red apple.

Key Takeaways

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 Granny Smith apple (weighing 167g) contains 16g of sugar.
  • Because Granny Smith Apples are green, they contain slightly less sugar than red apples and can be sourer in flavor.
  • The sugar found in Granny Smith 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.

Related Pages

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:

Lowest sugar apples (with calculator)

Golden delicious apple sugar content

Red delicious apple sugar content

Fuji apple sugar content

Gala apple sugar content

Honeycrisp apple sugar content

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:

Granny Smith apple nutritional information