Lowest Carb Fruits
If you’re thinking about going keto—or trying a low-carb diet in general—you’ve probably heard the rumor that fruits are secretly loaded with carbs. (Blueberries: We’re looking at you.) But, lucky for you, not all fruits are created equally, leaving you with a ton of options that, quite frankly, are some of the best fruits out there anyway. Here’s the most common questions people ask us:
The Lowest Carb Fruit
The lowest carb fruit (1 to 5 net carbs) are some of the highest in nutritional value, antioxidants and phytonutrients per serving.
What are net carbs?
It’s important to note that these carb counts are measured by net carbs, not total carbs. This means total carbs minus fiber. Another important point to remember when checking out this chart is that these carb counts are all measured per 100 grams, or 3.5 ounces.
What fruits can I eat on a low-carb or keto diet?
This totally depends on how strict you are on your diet—some people who follow the keto diet stick to under 20 net carbs per day, while others may do under 50 net carbs. A low-carb diet can be under 150 net carbs, but it all depends on who you are, and we always recommend consulting with a doctor. Raspberries, blackberries, lemon, and coconut ar the most effective bet for a low-carb diet. Fruits that are higher in carbs tend to be bananas, raisins, mango, blueberries, pineapple, and apples. (These higher carb fruits also offer plenty of nutritional benefits, so it’s important to note they aren’t bad.)
What fruit has the lowest net carbs?
Let’s say raspberries and blackberries! Are fruits low carb?
Generally speaking, not so much. Fruits are an important part of your diet and they pack serious nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Fruits are naturally higher in carbohydrate because they contain sugar, unlike vegetables, but their overall nutritional value is obviously better than picking up a bowl of candy.
What does that mean?
This means you can eat just under a cup of raspberries for 5 net carbs, 14 small strawberries for 7 net carbs, one medium clementine for 8 net carbs, etc. We recommend buying a food scale for the most accurate information. This one pictured here is our favorite (and just so happens to be on sale right now).