Lowest-Carb Vegetables, the Best of the Bunch


Lowest-carb vegetables? Quite a few people have been asking about this so I will devote this page to the carbohydrate content of vegetables in order from the lowest to the highest content. I know it is not easy to tell just by their looks as they come in all shapes and sizes.

Aragula is the winner in the contest. It is supposed to be good for the bones and just three cups provide an excellent source of vitamins A and C, folate and 100% of the daily vitamin K needs, magnesium, manganese and calcium.

Carrots for example are a healthy way to snack; they're high in beta carotene, fiber and antioxidants. Snacking on them is a way to lower the cholesterol levels and keep them down for good. They can also protect us from cataracts and other eye problems.


Popeye has shown us that eating spinach is a smart idea. They contain magnesium, folate, vitamin C, iron, beta carotene and vitamins C and K. Eating spinach is a great way to strengthen the bones. It keeps heart diseases away. How? Let me explain in the next paragraph.

You will be prone to have heart disease if there are high levels of homocysteine in the blood. A vitamin B called folate helps lower this villain of a substance that is damaging to the heart. Enter the good guys called spinach and other leafy greens to the rescue.

Here is the list ranked according to their carbohydrate content from the lowest to the highest:

Lowest-Carb Vegetables Ranked From the Lowest Carb Content
Vegetables 50-gram portion Serving
Aragula 2 grams 1 cup 1g
Cucumber 1 gram 1/2 cup 2g
Broccoli Raab 1 gram 1/2 bunch 7g
Iceberg lettuce 2 grams 1 cup 2g
Celery 2 grams 2 medium stalks 2.5g
White mushrooms 2 grams 1/2 cup 2 grams
Radishes 2 grams 1/2 cup raw 2g
Turnips 2 grams 1/2 c cooked 4g
Romaine lettuce 2 grams 1 cup shredded 1.5g
Asparagus 2 grams 1/2 c cooked 3.5g
Green pepper 2 grams 1.2 c sliced 2 grams
Okra 2 grams 1/2 c cooked 3.5 grams
Cauliflower 3 grams 1 cup cooked 5 grams
Yellow pepper 3 grams 1/2 cup sliced 3grams
Cabbage 3 grams 1 cup shredded 8.5 grams
Red bell pepper 3 grams 1/2 cup sliced 3 grams
Broccoli 4 grams 1 cup cooked 11 grams
Spinach 4 grams 1/2 c cooked 3.5 grams
Beets 4 grams 1/2 c cooked sliced canned 12.5 grams
Green beans 4 grams 1/2 cup cooked 5 grams
Carrots 5 grams 1/2 cup cooked 6 grams
Kale 5 grams 1/2 cooked 4 grams
Sugar snap peas 5 grams 1/2 c whole q gram
Onion 7 grams 1/2 cup cooked 11 grams
Corn 10 grams 1 medium ear 26 grams

Here are some examples of a 50-gram portion: 1/2 cup grapes, 1/3 of a medium sized peach, 1/2 cup chopped celery, 35 blueberries, or 2 extra-long spears of asparagus. Packed with nutrients, you can't go wrong with any of these lowest-carb vegetables.

Lowest-carb vegetables count depends on the size of the serving. Fiber is not counted and can be deducted from the total. In a low-carb diet, the largest food group should be vegetables. In fact, it should cover half of the dinner plate.

Try not to include the starchy ones like potatoes, corn and beets. Choose an assortment of colors as they differ in antioxidants and phytonutrients. A variety of vegetables will contain a different blend of nutrients so one is more likely to get what is required.

Lowest-Carb Vegetables, Which Ones to Avoid

Lowest-Carb vegetables are important to those who count their carbohydrates. It is very essential to eat vegetables but as mentioned above, try to avoid or eat less of the ones that are sweeter and contain more starch. What are these vegetables?

They are beets, winter squashes like acorn and butternut, peas, parsnips, sweet potatoes, all kinds of other potatoes. plantains, and corn. Some diets do not recommend carrots although they have lower carbohydrate content than others in the list.

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