What Fruit Has The Most Calories?

A broad range of fruit is packed with nutrition and fiber. You may be surprised to learn which of the top fruits which have the most calories.

What Fruit Has The Most Calories

Fruits are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, as well as being a good source of calories and some protein.

The most calories in a fruit are often found in the first few bites. This article is for people who love fruit and want to know what the most calories are in the various fruits.

Fresh Fruit

There are different types of fruit that have different amounts of calories and are eaten for different reasons. You can start with bananas which have a higher calorie count and are great for gaining weight when necessary.

They are also a great source of energy before a gym session. 

There are about 105 calories in each banana which is quite a bit in comparison to others. The green bananas in particular are also a great source of starch and can also help improve your gut health.

They are also great for a light snack, putting on your cereal or oats or in a lovely smooth smoothie. 

Fresh Avocado

Avocado is a great source of protein and nutrients. They are high in fats which are actually good for your body as well.

It has become a very popular light snack either on nutty toast or with poached eggs. It creates a high protein meal before working out and will provide a lot of energy. 

If you were to use half an avocado, you would be consuming about 160 calories on your meal. This is high in calories and is great for adding some weight to your physique. They are also great for getting your vitamins into your diet. 


This is a very popular fruit just to eat on its own as a nice, simple snack. These are very nutritional and a great part of anyone’s diet. One cup of mango will give you 100 calories and also gives you a variety of different vitamins. 

You are able to add your mango to many different meals such as summer salads or in your smoothies with a mixture of different fruit as well. 

What About Dried Fruit?

There isn’t just fresh fruit you can get your calories from because dried fruit is also a great source of a dense snack filled with energy.

Throughout the process of making the fruit dry, it removes all of the water content which is what makes it so dense. 

They are great because they last much longer than fresh fruit and you can buy more of them at once and plan out your snacks throughout the day.

The one negative with dried fruit is that it is very high in natural sugars which is why most people will combine them with more protein to balance the diet. 


When most people think about eating prunes they are usually put off because they are known to have quite a peculiar taste.

However, they are only dried plums which are quite a regular fruit and are really lovely and sweet. You will get around 70 calories from an ounce of these. They also carry quite a few carbs too. 


Dates are grown in more tropical places but are very popular across the world. It will provide you with 66 calories per 24 g.

They are also ideal because of their long shelf life and you don’t have to worry about them going out of date before you have usually finished them off.

You can eat these on their own or you can bake them in recipes or pop them in fruit salads, whichever you prefer. 


People love eating figs because they are sweet and colorful but even dried figs are just as nice (wondering whether figs are vegan? Read here). To every ounce of dried figs you will gain 70 calories. Some people even love to boil the dried figs to give them more flavor and size. 

There are many other ways you are able to add these to your diet for example, in yogurts, with your crackers with some added cheese. 


Overall, fruit is a great way to start bulking some weight onto your body. It is not the most obvious way of adding calories to your snacks and diet but it is definitely effective and also gives you a nutritional balance with vitamins too.

You need to look after your body and that also means looking at what you’re putting in. either fresh or dried fruit is great for your body because they can be added into your diet easily with what you are already eating. 

Hopefully this guide has helped you understand what types of calories you are able to get from both fresh and dried fruit. It is probably a lot more than what you first expected but it is very effective and easy!

However, you need to make sure you are eating more than just this because as we spoke about, having a balanced diet is one of the most important factors of your health journey.

These are the small steps you could be taking to changing your ways and adding more into your diet that is going to benefit you. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Get Fat From Fruit?

It’s true that fruits and vegetables are lower in calories than many other foods, but they do contain some calories.

If you start eating fruits and vegetables in addition to what you usually eat, you are adding calories and may gain weight. The key is substitution.

What fruit should I eat everyday?Some of the healthiest fruits include pineapple, apples, blueberries, and mangos. You should eat three servings of fruit a day as part of a healthy diet.

Eating fruit improves heart health, reduces inflammation, and boosts your immune system.

Jenna Priestly
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