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Healthy Diets: How Many Calories In Fruit

Updated on July 17, 2011

How Is Fruit Good For You?

Eating fruit is a not only a tasty alternative to high calorie food but it is healthy for you. Fruit has beneficial fiber and nutrients that keeps your body healthy. Fruit is a natural food that is fat-free and if you eat it you will feel better. Here are some other benefits to eating fruit:

  • It is easy to prepare.
  • Fruit contains mostly water.
  • It is easy to digest.
  • Natural food that is not processed by human.
  • Contains a lot of fiber.
  • Fruit is the best source for vitamins.
  • Fruit has plenty of natural sugars.
  • It can help you stay on a diet.

Fruit is reasonably priced and is a great value for your food dollar.

How Many Calories In Fruit
How Many Calories In Fruit

Just How Many Calories In Fruit Are There?

A calorie is a measure of the amount of energy in food. Fruit has calories. The following is a list of common fruit with the amount of calories in them.

Apple - 1 medium apple contains 80 calories.

Banana - 1 medium banana contains 100 calories.

Blueberries - 1 cup of blueberries contains 80 calories.

Cantaloupes - 1 cup contains 50 calories.

Cherries - 1 cup cherries contains 75 calories.

Grapefruit - 1/2 grapefruit contains 40 calories.

Grapes - 1 cup of grapes contains 60 calories.

Kiwi - 1 medium kiwi contains 50 calories.

Nectarine - 1 medium nectarine contains 70 calories.

Orange - 1 medium orange contains 70 calories.

Peach - 1 medium peach contains 40 calories.

Pear - 1 medium pear contains 100 calories.

Pineapple - 1 cup pineapple contains 80 calories.

Plum - 1 small plum contains 30 calories.

Raspberries - 1 cup of raspberries contains 60 calories.

Strawberries - 1 cup strawberries contains 50 calories.

Watermelon - 1 cup watermelon contains 50 calories.

How Can I Eat More Fruit?

It is recommended that you have 2-4 servings of fruit each day. Here are some tips to get more fruit in your diet:

  • When you want a dessert, eat a piece of fruit.
  • Add a piece of fruit to your breakfast meal each day.
  • Make a fruit salad and eat it as a meal.
  • Add a piece of fruit to your brown bag lunch.
  • Carry a piece of fruit with you as a high energy snack.
  • Make a fruit smoothie by blending fruit and ice in a blender.
  • Eat frozen grapes for a refreshing snack.


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      Lakshmi 2 years ago

      Blessed The smath is that grams and ounces are sciecne measurements. 50*70=350. C=CalciumMariah The calcium helps the skeleton and you'll be strong!Dreanna Vitamin C is healthy and makes your body stronger. It is 35000 claories in the entire box.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Great info. I love frozen grapes!

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      pakpub 7 years ago from Ohio


      Yes you can eat too much fruit. Fruit contains a lot of natural sugars. The recommended daily serving is 2 to 4 servings of fruit. You want to make sure you have a balanced diet.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Great hub - very useful calorie counter.

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      GoldCoastAnnie 7 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      I love fruit but can you eat too much fruit?