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Sodium in Fruits

Article by Diet Bites

Naturally Sweet Desserts to Trim Calories, Fat

Want something sweet in your weight loss plan yet nothing that's significant in caloric, fat or sodium content?

Look no further than in Mother Nature's healthy orchard filled with natural fruits. And oh - don't forget about all of those delicious berry bushes like the ones found in Farmer Smith's farm.

Whether that sweet globe or lip-shaped fruit comes from a bush, a garden or a tree - those commercially prepared desserts just pale in comparison, particularly when it comes to the healthy values contained therein.

This isn't to say that commercially prepared desserts - or even the homemade versions do not contain notes of health; many certainly do. But they also tend to contain sour notes of fatty acids and sugar grams which works to cancel out any healthy benefits that might have been garnered from a serving.

The fruits that are highest in sodium content include passion fruit and dried fruits - such as the apple rings posted in our data chart below.

In addition, we have included other popular desserts such as ice cream, pies and puddings and their sodium content for your review.

Sodium in Fruit

FRUIT SELECTION

SERVING SIZE & PREPARATION

Sodium Per Milligrams

Cranberries

1/2 cup

trace

Grapefruit

1/2

0

Blackberries,Fresh

1 cup

0

Raspberries

1 cup

0

Orange

1 medium

0

Peach, Fresh

1 medium

0

Plums

2 medium

0

Nectarine

1 medium

0

Dates

5 medium

1

Apple, Fresh

1 medium with skin

1

Cherries, Fresh

1/3 ounce (about 3)

1

Banana, Fresh

1 medium

1

Apricots ,Fresh

3 medium

1

Chayote

1/2 cup

1

Strawberries

1 cup

1

Tangerines

1 medium

1

Lemons

1/2 medium

1

Lime

1/2 medium

1

Pear, Fresh

1 medium

1

Currants, Black

1 cup

2

Figs

3 medium

2

Breadfruit

1/4 - about 3 ounces

2

Pineapple

1 cup

2

Prunes

5 medium

2

Mango

1/2 medium

2

Persimmon

1 medium

2

Pummelos

1 cup

2

Pomegranate

1/2 medium

2

Grapes

1 cup

2

Casaba Melon

1 cup

3

Guava

1 medium

3

Watermelon

1 cup

3

Apricots, Dried

10 halves

4

Kiwi

1 medium

4

Quince

1 medium

4

Plantains

1/2 cup

4

Peach, Dried

5 halves

5

Prickly Pear

1 medium

5

Pear, Dried

5 halves

5

Papaya

1/2 medium

5

Kumquats

5 medium

6

Figs, Dried

3 medium

6

Blueberries, Fresh

1 cup

9

Raisins, Dark Seedless

1/2 cup

9

Raisins, Golden Seedless

1/2 cup

9

Avocado

1/2 medium

10

Cantaloupe

1 cup

14

Honeydew Melon

1 cup

17

Passion Fruit

5 medium

28

Apples, Dried

10 rings

56

DESSERTS

SERVING SIZE & PREPARATION

SODIUM

Vanilla Ice Cream

1/2 cup

50

Apple Pie

1 slice

400

Banana Cream Pie

1 slice

275

Chocolate Cream Pie

1 slice

275

Lemon Chiffon Pie

1 slice

200

Pecan Pie

1 slice

950

Pumpkin Pie

1 slice

250

Corn Pudding

1/2 cup

75

Rice Pudding

1/2 cup

95

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