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31 High-Calorie Fruits That Will Help You Gain Weight

Trying to gain weight? These High-Calorie Fruits will do for great snacks that taste amazing and are full of nutrition.

There are actually some fruits that are high in calories. And as you know, more calories equals more weight gain.

To keep your fruit fresh longer, you can store your fruit in these reusable green bags. They slow down the ripening process. So your produces stays fresh up to 10 times longer.

high calorie fruits

1. Bananas

Bananas

Bananas make for the perfect snack on the run. Put a banana or two in your bag – and you’re all set. What’s more, one banana (126 grams) contains 112 calories.

You can add your bananas to high-calorie smoothies. Talking about smoothies, here are 10 High-Calorie Smoothie Ideas.

2. Avocados

Avocados

Yes, I know what you may be wondering – “Isn’t avocado a vegetable?”. No, avocadoes are actually fruits. And they’re packed with calories. One avocado (201 grams) contains 322 calories.

It also contains a ton of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. It also provides almost 60% of your daily fiber requirements.

Looking for another avocado idea? Give my Avocado Egg Bake a try!

3. Coconut

Coconut

1 cup (80 grams) of shredded coconut contains 283 calories. Most of these calories come from MCT fats.

On top of it, you can add it to smoothies or milkshakes. You can also use coconut to make sweets like my Coconut Protein Balls.

You’ll need almond flour and vanilla protein powder which you can get here.

4. Mango

Mango

One mango (210 grams) contains 126 calories. It is also rich in Vitamin C, which aids your immune system.

Besides eating mango as a snack, you can also toss it on the grill or a grill pan for a summer barbecue. Or you can use it in my summery Chipotle Chicken Salad.

5. Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit

Passionfruit is a sweet purple fruit with edible seeds. One cup of Passion Fruit (236 grams) contains 229 calories.

And it provides 100% of your daily fiber needs. It is also rich in magnesium, which may boost mental health. You can just eat the fruit on its own. Or you can add it to Greek yogurt and salads.

6. Guavas

Guavas

Guavas are another tropical fruit. And they taste kind of like a mixture of strawberries and pears. So they’re pretty tasty. Two guavas (110 grams) contain 136 calories.

Guavas are also packed with Vitamin C. They contain even more Vitamin C than oranges. Guavas are yummy on their own. You can also add guava slices to smoothies or yogurt.

7. Pomegranates

Pomegranates

Pomegranates have been described as one of the healthiest fruits in the world.

They contain punicalagins, which are very potent antioxidants. They’re so powerful that pomegranate juice has 300% more antioxidant activity than red wine.

But let’s get to the juicy part – the number of calories. One pomegranate (282 grams) contains 234 calories.

8. Kumquats

Kumquats

A serving of 5 Kumquats (100 grams) contains 71 calories. So, it is on the lower end but higher than many other fruits. Kumquats are rich in Vitamin C and other immune-boosting compounds.

Unlike oranges, it’s best to eat the fruit with the skin on. That way, you get the sweetness of the peel meshing with the tartness of the flesh.

9. Medjool Dates

Medjool Dates

Just 2 Medjool Dates (48 grams) provide 133 calories! Plus, they contain 32 grams of natural sugars.

Besides eating Medjool Dates plain, you can also fill them with peanut butter. They’ll feel like mini-Mars bars.

Need to stock up on some Medjool Dates? You can get some organic Medjool Dates here.

10. Prunes

Prunes

Prunes are a favorite at seniors’ residences. That’s because prunes are good for managing constipation, common among seniors.

However, you may also want to add prunes to your grocery list. That’s because just 5 prunes (48 grams) contain 114 calories.

11. Dried Apricots

Dried Apricots

A  3.5-ounce serving (100 grams) contains 241 calories. It is also an excellent Vitamin A source, boosting your immunity and eye health.

Dried apricots are great on their own or in Trail Mix. You can also serve dried apricots with Greek yogurt or cheese for a nice protein boost.

12. Dried Figs

Dried Figs

A 3.5-ounce serving (100 grams) of dried figs contains 249 calories. It also has 10 grams of fiber. Dried figs are great for snacking on. You can also add dried figs to oatmeal or salads.

Or you can use them to make energy bites. Want to give dried figs a try? You can get some right here.

13. Raisins

raisins

Did you love eating raisins straight out of the box as a kid? I did too. What’s not to love about those sweet, sticky morsels of deliciousness? And a ½ cup of raisins (83 grams) provides 247 calories.

Raisins also contain potassium, copper, and manganese. Besides eating raisins as a snack, you can add them to oatmeal.

14. Sultanas

Sultanas

Want to change things up? Try some Sultanas. Just like raisins, sultanas are made from dried grapes. Unlike raisins, they’re golden in color.

They’re also high in calories. ½ cup of Sultanas (80 grams) provides 260 calories. Sultanas are perfect for popping in your mouth. Or you can eat them with cheese or yogurt.

If you’re running low on Sultanas, you can get some here.

15. Currants

Currants

½ cup of currants (72 grams) provides 204 calories. Currants are also good iron, potassium, copper, and manganese sources.

Currants tend to be in grocery stores only during certain seasons. So if you can’t find them now, you can get some here.

16. Grapes

Grapes

One cup of red or green grapes (151 grams) contains 104 calories. Grapes are also rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin K. They also contain water, so they’re nice and refreshing.

You can eat grapes right off the vine. Or you can add them to fruit salads or green salads. You can even eat grapes frozen as a summer frozen treat. You can also add grapes to cheese platters.

17. Pears

Pears

Pears are also quite refreshing. That’s because they contain about 80% water. And they are high in calories. One medium pear (178 grams) contains 101 calories.

Pears are also good sources of copper, which boost your immune system. Copper also helps with cholesterol metabolism and nerve function.

18. Apples

Apples

one medium apple (100 grams) contains 104 calories. Not shabby, right?

When eating an apple, it’s best to leave the skin on. In fact, an apple with skin contains three times more Vitamin K. just wash your apples with a good vegetable brush.

19. Cherries

Cherries

One cup of sweet cherries (154 grams) contains 97 calories. They are also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.

You can plop cherries right in your mouth. Or you can add them to oatmeal or chia pudding. Or you can use cherries to make cherry pie. Yum!

20. Kiwis

Kiwis

These fruits are quite the health food. Kiwis contain serotonin which may help you sleep better. Kiwis also contain potassium and fiber, which may promote heart health.

Two kiwis (138 grams) provide 84 calories. Plus, kiwis are so yummy you’ll probably eat more than two at a time.

21. Blueberries

Blueberries

One cup of blueberries (148 grams) provides 84 calories. It’s also rich in Vitamin K and manganese. Besides snacking on blueberries, you can add them to yogurt.

Looking for a breakfast idea that contains blueberries? Try my High Protein Breakfast Power Bowl. Not only is this Power Bowl delicious, but it also contains 641 calories.

22. Raspberries

Raspberries

Want even more berries? Snack on some raspberries. One cup of raspberries (123 grams) provides 64 calories. They also contain Vitamin K and folate.

Besides eating raspberries whole, you use them to make syrup for ice cream sundaes. And they go great on pancakes and waffles.

23. Dried Goji berries

Dried Goji berries

Goji berries are growing in popularity. That’s because goji berries have several health benefits.

They contain lots of zeaxanthin, an antioxidant that protects your eyes. And like most berries, they’re rich in Vitamins A and C, which provide immune support.

You can add dried Goji Berries to your Trail Mix or granola. You can also add them to your baked goods.

24. Jackfruit

Jackfruit

Are you on a vegan diet? Then you know that Jackfruit is a vegan’s best friend.

One cup of Jackfruit (165 grams) provides 155 calories. You can use unripe Jackfruit to make savory dishes. These include curries, tacos, and vegan pulled pork.

Now fresh Jackfruit can be harder to find, especially out of season. However, canned Jackfruit like this is easier to find.

25. Persimmons

Persimmons

One persimmon (168 grams) contains 118 calories. It also provides 30% of your daily manganese requirements.

You can add persimmons to your salads. Or you can bake them just like baked apples. You can also add them to your baked chicken for extra depth of flavor.

26. Black Olives

Black Olives

Did you think black olives were vegetables? They’re actually fruits. And besides adding them to your pizza, you can eat them as a snack.

But let’s get to the nutrition first. 100 grams of canned black olives contains 116 calories. Black olives are also rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. They also contain iron.

27. Green Olives

Green Olives

Wondering what the difference between green olives and black olives is? It’s actually just the degree of ripeness.

Ripe olives are black, while unripe olives are green. Also 100 grams of canned green olives contains 145 calories.

28. Tamarind

Tamarind

Tamarind is a sweet and tangy fruit that is native to Africa. However, it now grows in Asia and Mexico. One cup of Tamarind (120 grams) contains 287 calories.

It is also rich in magnesium and contains brain-boosting B vitamins. You can eat Tamarind straight from the pods. Or you can use Tamarind to make jams or pastes.

29. Plantains

Plantains

Ever wondered what those long banana-like fruits were? They’re actually plantains. ½ a cup of plantains (100 grams) contains 122 calories. Plantains are also rich in potassium.

You can eat plantains raw, but they taste better cooked. You can boil them, roast them, or deep-fry them. Or, to cut down on the oil, you can simply fry them in an air fryer.

30. Chestnuts

Chestnuts

I know that you’re probably screaming: “Chestnuts are nuts!” But they’re technically fruits. And they make for a pretty yummy treat, particularly around Christmas.

Just 10 kernels of roasted chestnuts (84 grams) contain 206 calories. No wonder we tend to pack on the pounds during the holidays.

31. Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts

Hazelnuts are also technically fruits. And like chestnuts, they’re pretty nutritious. Twenty-one kernels (28 grams) contain 177 calories. They’re also rich in manganese, copper, and Vitamin E.

You can eat hazelnuts raw or cooked. However, it’s best to eat them raw and whole to optimize the antioxidant levels.

Emma

Thursday 11th of August 2022

Hello! Great article. thanks. However, those are not raisins.. that is sugar on the photo. Sorry!

Karo @ AllNutritious

Friday 9th of September 2022

Hi Emma, thank you for pointing that out! I have fixed the mistake :)