Top 16 Vegetables Low in Net Carbs

Top 16 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 many different kinds of dark leafy greens, and this article attempts to highlight some which might be new to you. Look out for these greens and try something new.

Net-carbs are equal to total carbohydrates minus the amount of fiber. The theory is that people 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 16 vegetables lowest in net carbs, for more, see the ranking of 200 vegetables low in net-carbs.

List of Vegetables Low in Net-Carbs

Alfalfa Sprouts1 Alfalfa Sprouts
Net-carbs
per Cup Raw
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
0.1g0.2g1.7g
Endive Leaves2 Endive
Net-carbs
per Cup
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
0.1g0.3g2.9g
Broccoli Raab (Rapini)3 Broccoli Raab (Rapini)
Net-carbs
per Cup Cooked
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
0.3g0.3g2.6g
Arugula4 Arugula (Rocket)
Net-carbs
per Cup Fresh
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
0.4g2.1g16.4g
A head of lettuce5 Lettuce
Net-carbs
per Cup
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
0.6g1.6g20.9g
Stalks of Celery6 Celery
Net-carbs
per Cup Raw
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
0.9g1.4g19.6g
Bok Choy7 Pak-Choi (Bok Choy)
Net-carbs
per Cup Cooked
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
1.3g0.8g13g
Heads of asparagus8 Asparagus
Net-carbs
per Cup
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
2.4g1.8g17.8g
White Button Mushrooms9 Mushrooms
Net-carbs
per Cup Cooked
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
2.4g2.2g17.2g
A Bowl of Spinach10 Spinach
Net-carbs
per Cup Cooked
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
2.4g1.4g11.7g
Napa Cabbage11 Napa Cabbage
Net-carbs
per Cup Cooked
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
2.4g2.2g37.2g
Zucchini12 Zucchini (Courgette)
Net-carbs
per Cup Cooked
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
3g1.7g22.5g
Collard Green Leaves13 Collard Greens
Net-carbs
per Cup Cooked
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
3.1g1.7g10g
A head of cauliflower14 Cauliflower
Net-carbs
per Cup
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
3.2g3g23.8g
Sliced Okra15 Okra
Net-carbs
per Cup Cooked
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
3.2g2g18.3g
Sliced Cucumber16 Cucumber
Net-carbs
per Cup Raw
Net-carbs
per 100g
Net-carbs
per 200 Calories
3.3g3.1g41.7g

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Data Sources and References

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