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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.