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Glucose Rich Foods

List of Glucose Rich Foods

Glucose is a simple carbohydrate that ensures almost 70% of our daily needed energy. Besides, it is required for the synthesis of proteins, nucleic acids, and fats. In other words, glucose is an essential substance for our organisms. If there is not enough glucose in the blood - a state called hypoglycemia - we feel hunger, general weakness, sleepiness, dizziness, confusion, etc. But we have to remember about the other side of the coin. In particular, excessive glucose consumption may lead to hyperglycemia, which increases the risk of obesity, diabetes mellitus type 2, cardiovascular diseases, and oncology.

It’s important to mention that this article explores foods high in free glucose, while some people are looking for foods high in starch when searching for foods high in glucose.

To learn about foods high in starch, check out our Foods High in Starch page.

The carbohydrate content of foods high in starch and oligosaccharides, such as lactose, is transformed into glucose since it consists of glucose and other single sugar items like galactose. Corn, rice, and potatoes are high in starch. Dairy products such as yogurt, butter, and milk are high in lactose. Thus, a small amount of free glucose does not exclude the chance of hyperglycemia.

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Honey is high calorie product, rich in carbohydrates, considered to be a natural sugar substitute. The main carbohydrates are glucose and fructose, which proportion varies depends on the honey type. There are practically no fats and proteins in honey, and vitamin and mineral contents are minimal. Honey has been used as a powerful antibacterial, anti-imflammatory, immunomodulating, regenerating and analgesic agent since the ancient times. However, that applies only to the natural honey. It’s worth mentioning, that honey may become a strong allergen. Honey
higher than 100% of foods
Honey is also rich in Net carbs, Carbs and Sugar
98% Net carbs
97% Carbs
79% Sugar
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Dried fruits are also high in sugars and calories. The percentage of carbohydrates depends on the fruit type, drying type, and additional sugar amount. Dried fruits are a gold mine of vitamins and minerals, especially Vitamin A and Potassium, which protect our eyesight and contribute to the right work of the heart respectively. They are also high in fiber, which helps digestion. The valuables are the dried fruits without sugar adding. Dried fruit
higher than 99% of foods
Dried fruit is also rich in Potassium, Vitamin A and Fiber
93% Potassium
89% Vitamin A
86% Fiber
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Raisins are kind of dried fruits, obtained by drying grapes, consists of much more valuable substances, than fresh ones. It is the source of glucose and fructose – quick calories, which makes it popular among the sportsmen to quick recovering the energy. It is also high in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Raisin
higher than 98% of foods
Raisin is also rich in Net carbs, Carbs and Potassium
96% Net carbs
95% Carbs
92% Potassium
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Prune is another type on dried fruits. It is high in glucose and fructose too. Prune is high in vitamins and minerals, especially high in Potassium and Vitamin K, each of them has an essential role for cardiovascular system. Prune is used as a laxative owing to the high amount of fiber. Prunes
higher than 98% of foods
Prunes is also rich in Potassium, Fiber and Carbs
92% Potassium
86% Fiber
86% Carbs
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Date palm is a quite calorie food. Ancient sages and Arabian warriors ate only them during a long period of time. They are further very high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, and widely used in a dietology. Dates
higher than 97% of foods
Dates is also rich in Carbs, Potassium and Net carbs
93% Carbs
91% Potassium
91% Net carbs
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The barbecue souse contains free glucose, is a middle calorie food. We should warn you about the high content of Sodium in the souse. Barbecue sauce
higher than 96% of foods
Barbecue sauce is also rich in Sodium, Net carbs and Carbs
95% Sodium
78% Net carbs
76% Carbs
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Agava nectar, these days is considered to be a natural sugar substitute, and is very popular among the supporters of the healthy nutrition. Nevertheless, it is not that simple, despite the low glycemic index, agava nectar may be harmful. It contains huge amount of fructose, and the abuse may lead to the resistance of insulin, metabolic disorders, diabetes mellitus type 2, and cardiovascular diseases. There are hardly any minerals in agava nectar, but it is rich in vitamins, particularly in Vitamin C. Agave nectar
higher than 96% of foods
Agave nectar is also rich in Net carbs, Carbs and Vitamin C
96% Net carbs
94% Carbs
80% Vitamin C
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Jackfruit is also rich in free glucose, vitamins, especially Vitamins C and B6. From the viewpoint of minerals jackfruit rich in Potassium and Calcium. Jackfruit
higher than 94% of foods
Jackfruit is also rich in Potassium, Vitamin C and Net carbs
86% Potassium
78% Vitamin C
70% Net carbs
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Balsamic vinegar contains less glucose, than other foods in our list. Vitamins are practically missing here, and the mineral content is modest. Balsamic vinegar
higher than 93% of foods
Balsamic vinegar is also rich in Sugar, Net carbs and Carbs
65% Sugar
65% Net carbs
62% Carbs
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The proportion of sugars as well as the glycemic index of bananas depends on the stage of ripeness, so diabetics should avoid of ripped ones. Bananas high in Potassium, which is essential to the right function of heart. Banana
higher than 92% of foods
Banana is also rich in Potassium, Vitamin C and Fiber
76% Potassium
75% Vitamin C
70% Fiber
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Different types of grapes contain various amount of glucose, we give the average. Anyway, there is less glucose in a fresh fruit, than in raisins. Vitamin K is the only substance, which high in fresh fruit. Grape
higher than 91% of foods
Grape is also rich in Vitamin C, Manganese and Manganese
69% Vitamin C
66% Manganese
66% Manganese
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Common plums include less sugars, vitamins and minerals due to the high quantity of containing water. It should be emphasized that fresh plums contain more Vitamin C, than dried ones. Plum
higher than 90% of foods
Plum is also rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Cryptoxanthin, beta
75% Vitamin C
72% Vitamin A
61% Cryptoxanthin, beta
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Energetic Red Bull is a famous source of glucose. It is worth highlighting the high levels of Vitamins B. It contains caffeine as much as in a cup of coffee. Taurine and alpine water are the special components of Red Bull. Red Bull Energy Drink
higher than 89% of foods
Red Bull Energy Drink is also rich in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B5
89% Vitamin B6
88% Vitamin B3
71% Vitamin B5
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Glucose is often called corn sugar because it is commonly commercially manufactured from cornstarch. It is relatively rich in free glucose. It is good source of Phosphorus and Zink as well as the vitamins B. Corn raw
higher than 89% of foods
Corn raw is also rich in Magnesium, Vitamin C and Folate, food
73% Magnesium
73% Vitamin C
70% Folate, food
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Smoothie also contains glucose, but the absolute value isn’t high enough because of the main component is water. Smoothie is in high in vitamin C, as well as in Vitamin A. Smoothie
higher than 89% of foods
Smoothie is also rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Calcium
83% Vitamin C
74% Vitamin A
62% Calcium
Article author photo Zvart Movsisyan
Author name: Zvart Movsisyan
Education: Medical Biochemistry MD
Last updated: December 04, 2020


All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Honey -
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  3. Raisin -
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  5. Dates -
  6. Barbecue sauce -
  7. Agave nectar -
  8. Jackfruit -
  9. Balsamic vinegar -
  10. Banana -
  11. Grape -
  12. Plum -
  13. Red Bull Energy Drink -
  14. Corn raw -
  15. Smoothie -

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