Of all the food groups, vegetables are typically low in sugar, while being a great source of healthy fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
We don’t need to reduce our consumption of sugars occurring naturally in vegetables, fruit or milk, but they do still count toward our daily total sugar intakes. You may also wish to be aware of how much sugar certain vegetables contain.
In this article, both grams and teaspoons of sugar are listed for each vegetable. One packed teaspoon of sugar is equal to 4 grams.
Vegetables higher in sugar include sweet potatoes, beets, onions, green peas, sweet corn, peas, canned pumpkin, winter squash, rutabagas, carrots, and tomatoes. They range from providing 3.5g to 14g (1 to 3.5 teaspoons) of sugar per cup.