As autumn approaches, the familiar Honeycrisp apple returns to grocery stores and orchards nationwide. These crisp, juicy apples are a favorite for many, but how much sugar is in a Honeycrisp apple? And is it really healthy to eat them regularly? Keep reading to find out!
In this article, we’ll help you get the exact data you need by showing you how much sugar there is in a Honeycrisp apple (depending on size). Using our helpful calculator, you can also determine the sugar content for exact weights.
Honeycrisp Apple Sugar Content
The USDA confirms that 100g of raw Honeycrisp apple (including the skin) contains 12.4g of sugar, which is equal to 0.124g per gram of apple.
The Honeycrisp apple is typically a larger variety of apple when compared to smaller varieties such as the gala. You can expect a medium Honeycrisp apple to weigh an average of around 192g, and an apple of this size will contain 23.8g of natural sugars.
The quick reference table below shows the amount of sugar you can expect in a small, medium, or large Honeycrisp apple based on average weight.
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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.
Honeycrisp Apple Sugar Calculator
The calculator below will help you to work out the exact sugar content of a Honeycrisp 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 Honeycrisp apple weighing 192g contains almost six 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 Honeycrisp Apples High In Sugar?
The Honeycrisp variety is a red apple and is generally higher in sugar than some green varieties. However, most of the sugar content in a Honeycrisp apple is made up of fructose which isn’t the same as the sugars found in processed foods.
If you’re worried about the amount of sugar you’re consuming when eating apples or are on a low-carb diet, then you might want to have a maximum of one apple per day. Choosing a smaller green variety will also help ensure your apple is lower in sugar.
It’s important to remember the other benefits you get from apples (of all varieties) because they’re packed with nutrients and are high in fiber.
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 Honeycrisp apple (weighing 192g) contains around 23.8g of sugar.
- Honeycrisp apples tend to be a larger variety, and the larger the apple, the more sugar you will get per serving.
- The sugar found in Honeycrisp 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: