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Beans and Legumes Low in Net Carbs

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Beans and Legumes Low in Net Carbs

Beans are a good source of protein, fiber, and energy for our bodies. Net carbs are equal to total carbohydrates minus the amount of fiber. The theory is that we do not digest the carbohydrates trapped in fiber.

Beans and legumes low in net carbs include tofu, soybeans, mung beans, lentils, broad beans, black-eyed peas, great northern beans, black beans, limas, and navy beans.


List of Beans Low in Net-Carbs

A block of tofu

#1: Firm Tofu

Net-carbs per CupNet-carbs per 100g
1.2g0.5g
Source: Nutrition Facts for Firm Tofu
-12.7g Net-Carbs in 1 cup of Natto (Fermented Soybeans)
Soy Beans

#2: Boiled Soybeans (Edamame)

Net-carbs per CupNet-carbs per 100g
4.1g2.4g
Source: Nutrition Facts for Boiled Soybeans (Edamame)
-6.1g Net-Carbs in a 16oz glass of Unsweetened Soymilk
Mung Beans

#3: Mung Beans

Net-carbs per CupNet-carbs per 100g
23.3g11.6g
Source: Nutrition Facts for Mung Beans (Cooked)
Lentils

#4: Lentils

Net-carbs per CupNet-carbs per 100g
24.2g12.2g
Source: Nutrition Facts for Lentils (Cooked)
Broad Beans

#5: Broad Beans (Fava)

Net-carbs per CupNet-carbs per 100g
24.2g14.3g
Source: Nutrition Facts for Broad Beans (Fava)
Black Eyed Peas

#6: Black-Eyed Peas (Cowpeas)

Net-carbs per CupNet-carbs per 100g
24.4g14.3g
Source: Nutrition Facts for Black-eyed Peas (Cowpeas)
Great Northern Beans

#7: Great Northern Beans

Net-carbs per CupNet-carbs per 100g
24.9g14.1g
Source: Nutrition Facts for Great Northern Beans
Black Beans

#8: Black Beans (Frijoles Negros)

Net-carbs per CupNet-carbs per 100g
25.8g15g
Source: Nutrition Facts for Black Beans
Lima Beans

#9: Lima Beans

Net-carbs per CupNet-carbs per 100g
26.1g13.9g
Source: Nutrition Facts for Lima Beans
Navy Beans

#10: Navy Beans

Net-carbs per CupNet-carbs per 100g
28.3g15.6g
Source: Nutrition Facts for Navy Beans

See All 56 Beans and Lentils Low in Net Carbs

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Data Sources and References

  1. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28.
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