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List of Vegetables & How Many Carbohydrates They Contain

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Abigail Ekue is a writer specializing in health, fitness and nutrition. She is a NATA-certified Athletic Trainer with a degree in Sports Sciences. She has experience in sports physical therapy and personal fitness training. Her work has been featured in "AM New York," "AskMen," "New York Resident," various blogs along with LIVESTRONG and eHow.
List of Vegetables & How Many Carbohydrates They Contain
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A diet rich in vegetables has many health benefits such as reducing a person's risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke and some chronic diseases. Experts recommend people consume five to nine servings of a variety of brightly colored vegetables a day. Carbohydrates, which include natural sugars and fiber, are one of the essential macronutrients found in vegetables.

Root Vegetables

List of Vegetables & How Many Carbohydrates They Contain
One medium carrot contains 6 grams of total carbohydrates and almost 2 grams of fiber. Photo Credit Adam Gault/Digital Vision/Getty Images

One medium carrot, one of the most common root vegetables, contains 6 grams of total carbohydrates and almost 2 grams of fiber. One small baked potato has 29 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fiber. Cooked onions contain 7 grams of carbohydrates and almost 2 grams of fiber in one cup. One half cup cooked beet slices contains almost 9 grams of total carbohydrates with almost 2 grams of fiber and 1/2 cup of turnips contains 4 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of fiber.

Cruciferous Vegetables

List of Vegetables & How Many Carbohydrates They Contain
One-half cup of cooked cauliflower contains 2.5 grams of carbohydrates. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images

One-half cup of cooked cauliflower contains 2.5 grams of carbohydrates, 1.4 of which are fiber. Cooked broccoli contains almost 6 grams of fiber and almost 3 grams of total carbohydrates per one-half-cup. One-half cup of Brussels sprouts has about 6 grams of total carbohydrates and almost 2 grams of fiber. Cabbage, one cup, cooked, has 8 grams of carbohydrates and almost 3 grams of fiber.

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Leafy Vegetables

The following values are for 1 cup of cooked leafy vegetables: Kale, 7.3 grams of total carbohydrates and 2.6 grams of fiber; spinach contains about 7 grams carbohydrates and 4.3 grams of fiber; mustard greens contain 6 grams of carbohydrates and almost 3 grams of fiber; collard greens has 11 grams carbohydrates and 8 grams of fiber; Swiss chard contains 7 grams of carbohydrates and almost 4 grams of fiber. For raw leafy vegetables, 2 cups of endive contains 3 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fiber, while 2 cups of raw leaf lettuce has 3 grams of carbohydrates with 1 gram of fiber.

False Vegetables

List of Vegetables & How Many Carbohydrates They Contain
There are 5 grams of carbohydrates and 1.5 grams of fiber in one medium raw tomato. Photo Credit Tay Jnr/Digital Vision/Getty Images

Some "vegetables" are actually classified as fruits because they have seeds. However, these fruits are commonly thought of as vegetables and are used as such in cooking. One raw green pepper contains 5.5 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber. One medium cucumber has 4 grams of carbohydrates and 1 gram of fiber. There are 5 grams of carbohydrates and 1.5 grams of fiber in one medium raw tomato. Similar vegetables contain the following amount of carbohydrates in one cup servings: almost 9 grams carbohydrates and 2.5 grams fiber in eggplant, about 2 grams carbohydrates and almost 2 grams fiber in pumpkin and 5 grams carbohydrates and 2 grams fiber in zucchini. One Florida avocado, peeled and pitted, has 24 grams of carbohydrates and 17 grams of fiber.

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