According to the American Diabetes Association, there is still the myth that people with diabetes should avoid all fruits. Although natural sweet fruits contain more carbohydrates than non-starchy vegetables also provide the body with fiber, minerals and vitamins you need to stay healthy. However, if you choose very sweet fruits like raisins or dates, it is important to control the portion size. Use small amounts of chopped dates or raisins to enhance a baked dessert or even to flavor main dishes, instead of consuming these fruits as the main ingredient of your lunch or snack.
In general, people with diabetes can choose lots of fruits that do not exceed 60 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrates according which is why you can eat as much fresh fruit juicy delight instead of sugar concentrated, such as dates, raisins, high in calories and carbohydrates. For example, 1 cup and 1/4 of watermelon fits parameters as a reasonable portion, however, you must reduce servings 2 tablespoons raisins and dates to 3 tablespoons to avoid excessive consumption of carbohydrates or calories.
1 cup seedless raisins contains 500 calories, 100 grams of sugar and 131 grams of carbohydrates. These also provide nutritional benefits including 24 percent daily value of dietary fiber and at least 10 percent daily value of iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese and various vitamins B.
1 cup chopped dates contains 415 calories, about 95 grams of sugar and 110 grams of carbohydrates. On the positive side, dates provide about half of your daily fiber needs, plus provide at least 10 percent of the daily value of magnesium, potassium, manganese, bronze and vitamin B-6.
Sugary fruits compared with fresh fruits
Due to the natural concentration of sugar and low water content, dates and raisins have more sugar, calories and carbohydrates than other fruits, especially juicy varieties. Compared to the 15 to 20 percent water containing dates and raisins, watermelon and fresh berries contain between 85 and 90 percent water, so every cup of watermelon, strawberries or blueberries contains about 45 to 85 calories, 11-21 grams of carbohydrates and sugar content of 7-15 grams. In other words, fresh fruits contain only 15 percent of the calories and sugar containing dried fruit, as well as 10 percent from carbohydrates. Depending on the variety, fresh fruits such as berries or watermelon are high in nutrients, especially vitamin A, vitamin C and manganese.