Apples are known to be a fruit that is higher in sugar when compared to some other fruits such as strawberries. Each variety of apple has a varying sugar content and in this article, we’ll be focusing on the red delicious – a big red apple that is also known for its sweetness.
Read on to find out how much sugar is in a red delicious (depending on size) and work out the sugar content of any serving of apple using our helpful calculator.
Red Delicious Apple Sugar Content
The USDA confirms that 100g of raw red delicious apple (including the skin) contains 10.5g of sugar, which is equal to 0.105g per gram of apple.
The red delicious apple is a larger variety of apple when compared to smaller varieties such as the golden delicious or Granny Smith. You can expect a medium red delicious apple to weigh an average of around 212g, and an apple of this size will contain 22.3g of natural sugars.
The quick reference table below shows the amount of sugar you can expect in a small, medium or large red delicious 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.
Red Delicious Apple Sugar Calculator
The calculator below will help you to work out the exact sugar content of a red delicious 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 red delicious apple weighing 212g contains almost six teaspoons of sugar (weighing 4g). It’s important to point out that most of this sugar content is fructose, which is naturally occurring and very different from processed sugar.
Are Red Delicious Apples High In Sugar?
The red delicious variety is a large red apple, known for being sweet and crisp, but it’s not particularly high in sugar when compared to other varieties. Because red delicious apples are large, you get more sugar per serving due to the weight of the apple.
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 red delicious apple (weighing 212g) contains around 22.3g of sugar.
- Red delicious apples tend to be a larger variety, and the larger the apple, the more sugar you will get per serving.
- The sugar found in red delicious 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: