Sugar in Vegetables

Vegetables are low in sugar and calories, but high in fiber, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. Nevertheless, they are mainly carbohydrate and water, and do contain quantities of sugar.

The list below shows the amount in the most common vegetables. Carrots and beet are among the highest and juices are possibly a source that should be understood by individuals on a strict low sugar diet.

Sugar in Teaspoons

Vegetable Teaspoons / 100Gm Serving Size Teaspoons / Serv.
Asparagus 0.5 Cup 134g 0.6
Beets Raw 1.7 Cup 136g 2.3
Broccoli 0.4 Cup 91g 0.4
Brussels Sprouts 0.6 Cup 88g 0.5
Cabbage 0.8 Cup 89g 0.7
Carrots 1.2 Cup 128g 1.5
Cassava 0.4 Cup 206g 0.9
Cauliflower 0.5 Cup 107g 0.5
Celery 0.3 Cup 101g 0.3
Chard 0.3 Cup 36g 0.1
Chicory Root 2.2 Root 60g 1.3
Cucumber 0.4 Cup 52g 0.2
Eggplant 0.8 Cup 99g 0.8
Ginger Root 0.4 Cup 24g 0.1
Kale 0.6 Cup 16g 0.1
Mushrooms 0.5 Cup 70g 0.3
Lettuce 0.2 Cup 36g 0.1
Onions 1.1 Med 110g 1.2
Parsnips 1.2 Cup 133g 1.6
Peas 1.0 Cup 63g 0.6
Peppers 0.6 Cup 92g 0.6
Potatoes 0.2 1 Med 213g 0.4
Pumpkin 0.7 Cup 116g 0.5
Radish 0.5 Cup 116g 0.5
Spinach 0.1 Cup 30g 0.0
Sweet Potato 1.0 1 Med 130g 1.3
Tomatoes 0.7 1 Med 123g 0.8
Turnips 1.0 Cup 130g 1.2
Waterchestnuts 1.2 Cup 62g 0.7
Yam 0.1 Cup 150g 0.2

Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for food composition.




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