Top 15 Vegetables Lowest in Sugar

Top 15 Vegetables Lowest in Sugar

Vegetables are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and many other beneficial nutrients.

While typically low in sugar, some vegetables contain 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.

List of Low Sugar Vegetables

White Button Mushrooms1 Mushrooms
Up to 0% Sugar
Sugar per Cup CookedSugar per 100g
0g (0 tsp)0g (0 tsp)
Watercress2 Watercress
Up to 0.2% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
0.1g (0 tsp)0.2g (0.1 tsp)
Spinach3 Spinach
Up to 0.4% Sugar
Sugar per Cup (Fresh)Sugar per 100g
0.1g (0 tsp)0.4g (0.1 tsp)
Red Leaf Lettuce4 Red Leaf Lettuce
Up to 0.5% Sugar
Sugar per Cup ShreddedSugar per 100g
0.1g (0 tsp)0.5g (0.1 tsp)

More Lettuce Low in Sugar

  • 0.3g per cup of green leaf lettuce
  • 0.5g per cup of butterhead lettuce
  • 0.6g per cup of romaine lettuce
  • 1.4g per cup of iceberg lettuce
Leaves of Kale5 Kale
Up to 1% Sugar
Sugar per Cup FreshSugar per 100g
0.2g (0 tsp)1g (0.2 tsp)
Beet Greens6 Beet Greens
Up to 0.5% Sugar
Sugar per Cup FreshSugar per 100g
0.2g (0 tsp)0.5g (0.1 tsp)
Arugula7 Arugula
Up to 2.1% Sugar
Sugar per Cup FreshSugar per 100g
0.4g (0.1 tsp)2.1g (0.5 tsp)
Soybean Sprouts8 Soybean Sprouts
Up to 0.5% Sugar
Sugar per Cup CookedSugar per 100g
0.5g (0.1 tsp)0.5g (0.1 tsp)
Stalks of Celery9 Celery
Up to 1.3% Sugar
Sugar per Cup RawSugar per 100g
0.9g (0.2 tsp)1.3g (0.3 tsp)
Broccoli10 Broccoli
Up to 1.7% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
1.5g (0.4 tsp)1.7g (0.4 tsp)
Sliced Cucumber11 Cucumber
Up to 1.7% Sugar
Sugar per Cup RawSugar per 100g
1.7g (0.4 tsp)1.7g (0.4 tsp)
Swiss Chard12 Swiss Chard
Up to 1.1% Sugar
Sugar per Cup CookedSugar per 100g
1.9g (0.5 tsp)1.1g (0.3 tsp)
A head of cauliflower13 Cauliflower
Up to 1.9% Sugar
Sugar per CupSugar per 100g
2g (0.5 tsp)1.9g (0.5 tsp)
Red Radishes14 Radishes
Up to 1.9% Sugar
Sugar per Cup SlicedSugar per 100g
2.2g (0.5 tsp)1.9g (0.5 tsp)
Asparagus15 Asparagus
Up to 1.3% Sugar
Sugar per Cup CookedSugar per 100g
2.3g (0.6 tsp)1.3g (0.3 tsp)

See All 200 Vegetables Low in Sugar

About the Data

Data for the curated food lists comes from the USDA Food Data Central Repository.

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Data Sources and References

  1. U.S. Agricultural Research Service Food Data Central