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Do Mushrooms Have Carbs?

author image Amy Long Carrera
Amy Long Carrera is a registered dietitian in Los Angeles who has been writing since 2007 for such publications as The Insider, On the Other Side and Arthritis Today. She is a certified nutrition support clinician and her writing employs current research to provide evidence-based nutrition information. Carrera holds a master of science degree in nutrition from California State University, Northridge.
Do Mushrooms Have Carbs?
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Carbohydrates are sugars in the food you eat that your body turns into glucose for energy. Think of carbohydrates as simple, such as in sweeteners added to processed foods, or complex, such as starches and fiber. Complex carbs are the “good carbs,” says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You’ll find complex carbohydrates in vegetables, including mushrooms.

Low-Carb Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a low-carbohydrate food. One cup of whole, white mushrooms contains 3.1 grams of carbohydrate. It’s also one serving of vegetables closer to the 3.5 cups you should eat daily, according to the American Diabetes Association. A typical serving of nonstarchy vegetables, such as mushrooms, broccoli or asparagus, contains about 5 grams of carbohydrate per serving.

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