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Top 15 Vegetables Low in Net Carbs

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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

1 Alfalfa Sprouts
Alfalfa Sprouts
2 Endive
Endive Leaves
3 Broccoli Raab (Rapini)
Broccoli Raab (Rapini)
4 Arugula
Arugula
5 Lettuce
A head of lettuce
6 Celery
Stalks of Celery
7 Pak-Choi (Bok Choy)
Bok Choy
8 Asparagus
Heads of asparagus
9 Mushrooms (Button)
Mushrooms
10 Spinach
A Bowl of Spinach
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11 Napa Cabbage
Napa Cabbage
12 Zucchini
Zucchini
13 Collard Greens
Collard Green Leaves
14 Cauliflower
A head of cauliflower
15 Okra
Sliced Okra
16 Cucumber
Sliced Cucumber

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Data Sources and References

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