Top 10 Fruits Low in Net Carbs

Fruits are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and energy for our bodies. Net carbs are equal to total carbohydrates minus the amount of fiber. The theory being that we do not digest the carbohydrates trapped in fiber.

In this article, both the amount of net carbohydrates and fiber are listed. If you add the two numbers together, you get the total amount of carbohydrates.

Fruits low in net carbs include olives, avocados, starfruit, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, prickly pears, grapefruit, and Asian pears. Below are the ten fruits lowest in net carbs, for more, see the extended list of less common fruits low in net carbs.


#1: Olives
Up to 0.5% Net-Carbs
Net-Carbs in 100g 1 olive (3g)
0.5g (3.3g fiber) 0g (0.1g fiber)
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#2: Avocados
Up to 1.8% Net-Carbs
Net-Carbs in 100g 1 cup, cubes (150g)1 avocado (201g)
1.8g (6.7g fiber) 2.7g (10.1g fiber)3.7g (13.5g fiber)
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#3: Starfruit (Carambola)
Up to 3.9% Net-Carbs
Net-Carbs in 100g 1 cup, cubes (132g)1 medium (3-5/8" long) (91g)
3.9g (2.8g fiber) 5.2g (3.7g fiber)3.6g (2.5g fiber)
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#4: Blackberries
Up to 4.3% Net-Carbs
Net-Carbs in 100g 1 cup (144g)
4.3g (5.3g fiber) 6.2g (7.6g fiber)
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#5: Raspberries
Up to 5.4% Net-Carbs
Net-Carbs in 100g 1 cup (123g)10 raspberries (19g)
5.4g (6.5g fiber) 6.7g (8g fiber)1g (1.2g fiber)
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#6: Casaba Melon
Up to 5.7% Net-Carbs
Net-Carbs in 100g 1 cup, cubes (170g)1 melon (1640g)
5.7g (0.9g fiber) 9.7g (1.5g fiber)93.2g (14.8g fiber)
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#7: Strawberries
Up to 5.7% Net-Carbs
Net-Carbs in 100g 1 cup, sliced (166g)1 medium (1-1/4" dia) (12g)
5.7g (2g fiber) 9.4g (3.3g fiber)0.7g (0.2g fiber)
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#8: Prickly Pears
Up to 6% Net-Carbs
Net-Carbs in 100g 1 cup (149g)1 fruit without refuse (103g)
6g (3.6g fiber) 8.9g (5.4g fiber)6.1g (3.7g fiber)
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#9: Grapefruit
Up to 7% Net-Carbs
Net-Carbs in 100g 1/2 medium (approx 4" dia) (128g)1 cup sections, with juice (230g)
7g (1.1g fiber) 8.9g (1.4g fiber)16.1g (2.5g fiber)
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#10: Asian Pears
Up to 7.1% Net-Carbs
Net-Carbs in 100g 1 medium pear (122g)1 large pear (275g)
7.1g (3.6g fiber) 8.6g (4.4g fiber)19.4g (9.9g fiber)
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Rhubarb2.7g (1.8g fiber) per 100 gram serving3.3g (2.2g fiber) per 1 cup, diced (122 grams)1.4g (0.9g fiber) per 1 stalk (51 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Raw Rhubarb
Rose-apples5.7g (tsp) per 100 gram serving Click to see complete nutrition facts for Raw Rose-Apples
Gooseberries raw5.9g (4.3g fiber) per 100 gram serving8.8g (6.5g fiber) per 1 cup (150 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Gooseberries raw
Acerola (West Indian Cherry)6.6g (1.1g fiber) per 100 gram serving6.5g (1.1g fiber) per 1 cup (98 grams)0.3g (0.1g fiber) per 1 fruit without refuse (5 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Acerola (West Indian Cherry)
Oheloberries6.8g (0g fiber) per 100 gram serving9.6g (0g fiber) per 1 cup (140 grams)0.8g (0g fiber) per 10 fruit (11 grams) Click to see complete nutrition facts for Raw Oheloberries

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Data Sources and References

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