Top 15 Vegetables Low in Net Carbs

Top 15 Vegetables Low in Net Carbs

Vegetables are among the most nutrient-dense foods around, providing the most vitamins and nutrients per calorie than other food groups. When looking for vegetables low in net carbs, choose mostly dark leafy green vegetables. There are a lot of different kinds of dark leafy greens, and this article attempts to highlight some which might be new to you. Try to find these greens and try something new.

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.

Vegetables low in net carbs include alfalfa sprouts, endive, rapini, arugula, lettuce, celery, bok choy, asparagus, mushrooms, and spinach. Below are the fifteen vegetables lowest in net carbs, for more, see the ranking of 200 vegetables low in net-carbs.


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List of Vegetables Low in Net-Carbs

Alfalfa Sprouts 1 Alfalfa Sprouts
  • 0.1g net-carbs per cup raw
  • Calories: 8 | Weight: 33g (1.2oz)
Endive Leaves 2 Endive
  • 0.1g net-carbs per cup
  • Calories: 9 | Weight: 50g (1.8oz)
Broccoli Raab (Rapini) 3 Broccoli Raab (Rapini)
  • 0.3g net-carbs per cup cooked
  • Calories: 28 | Weight: 85g (3oz)
Arugula 4 Arugula
  • 0.4g net-carbs per cup fresh
  • Calories: 5 | Weight: 20g (0.7oz)
A head of lettuce 5 Lettuce
  • 0.6g net-carbs per cup
  • Calories: 5 | Weight: 36g (1.3oz)
Stalks of Celery 6 Celery
  • 0.9g net-carbs per cup raw
  • Calories: 10 | Weight: 64g (2.3oz)
Bok Choy 7 Pak-Choi (Bok Choy)
  • 1.3g net-carbs per cup
  • Calories: 20 | Weight: 170g (6oz)
Heads of asparagus 8 Asparagus
  • 2.4g net-carbs per cup
  • Calories: 27 | Weight: 134g (4.7oz)
Mushrooms 9 Mushrooms (Button)
  • 2.4g net-carbs 1 cup cooked
  • Calories: 28 | Weight: 108g (3.8oz)
A Bowl of Spinach 10 Spinach
  • 2.4g net-carbs per cup cooked
  • Calories: 41 | Weight: 180g (6.3oz)
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Napa Cabbage 11 Napa Cabbage
  • 2.4g net-carbs per cup cooked
  • Calories: 13 | Weight: 109g (3.8oz)
Zucchini 12 Zucchini
  • 3g net-carbs per cup cooked
  • Calories: 27 | Weight: 180g (6.3oz)
Collard Green Leaves 13 Collard Greens
  • 3.1g net-carbs per cup cooked
  • Calories: 63 | Weight: 190g (6.7oz)
A head of cauliflower 14 Cauliflower
  • 3.2g net-carbs per cup
  • Calories: 27 | Weight: 107g (3.8oz)
Sliced Okra 15 Okra
  • 3.2g net-carbs per cup cooked
  • Calories: 35 | Weight: 160g (5.6oz)
Sliced Cucumber 16 Cucumber
  • 3.3g net-carbs per cup
  • Calories: 16 | Weight: 104g (3.7oz)

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Data Sources and References

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

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