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The Top 15 Vegetables Lowest in Sugar

Written by Daisy Whitbread, MScN
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The Top 15 Vegetables Lowest in Sugar

Vegetables are high in fiber, vitamins, and nutrients. Even with conflicting nutritional advice, all nutritionists can agree that you should eat more vegetables.

While typically low in sugar, some vegetables have more sugar than others. The list below is for vegetables with the least sugar. The sugars in this article are listed in both grams and teaspoons (tsp). One packed teaspoon of sugar weighs 4 grams.

Low sugar vegetables include white button mushrooms, watercress, spinach, lettuce, beet greens, kale, sprouts, celery, and broccoli. They range in having 0 - 2.3 grams of sugar per serving. That is around half a teaspoon at most.

For more vegetables low in sugar see the nutrient ranking of 200 vegetables low in sugar.

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List of Low Sugar Vegetables

1 Mushrooms
White Button Mushrooms
2 Watercress
3 Spinach
4Red Leaf Lettuce
Red Leaf Lettuce

More Lettuce Low in Sugar (grams per cup)

Green Leaf Lettuce (0.3g), Butterhead (0.5g), Romaine (0.6g), and Iceberg (1.4g).
5 Beet Greens
Beet Greens
6 Kale
Leaves of Kale
7 Arugula
8 Soybean Sprouts
Soybean Sprouts
9 Celery
Stalks of Celery
10 Broccoli
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11 Cucumber
Sliced Cucumber
12 Swiss Chard
Swiss Chard
13 Cauliflower
A head of cauliflower
14 Radishes
Red Radishes
15 Asparagus

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Data Sources and References

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